New Ebooks by Veteran Authors Storm Best-Seller List

urlThis week sees a number of changes on the ebook best-seller list, beginning right at the very top.

Stephen King’s new novel Revival knocks John Grisham’s Gray Mountain down a peg to No. 2, after the latter spent two weeks at No. 1.

Grisham and King are among the best-known and best-selling authors in the world, and although nearly half of the ebooks within the top ten are appearing on the list for the first time this week, they’re all by veteran authors with traditional publishers.

Joining King are Nora Roberts, Tess Gerritsen and Patricia Cornwell. (Two other new debuts on this week’s list come from celebrity author Andy Cohen and Jeff Kinney, author of the popular Wimpy Kid series.)

That’s after a series of weeks when self-published authors had made a considerable splash, even after the average price of best-selling ebook began to climb. Deborah Bladon’s Ruin trilogy–each title of which costs $0.99–hangs on, but those are the only self-published ebooks remaining on this week’s list.

This week, the average price of a best-seller increases further still, from $7.63 to $7.82.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 11/15/14
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price** Change
1 (n/a) Revival: A Novel Stephen King Simon & Schuster  $   12.74 New
2 (1) Gray Mountain: A Novel John Grisham Penguin Random House  $   10.99 -1
3 (3) The Burning Room (Harry Bosch Series Book 19) Michael Connelly Hachette  $    9.99
4 (2) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    7.99 -2
5 (n/a) A Will and a Way Nora Roberts HarperCollins  $    0.99 New
6 (n/a) Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel Tess Gerritsen Penguin Random House  $    1.99 New
7 (8) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr Simon & Schuster  $    6.99 +1
8 (n/a) Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel (Scarpetta Series Book 22) Patricia Cornwell HarperCollins  $   12.99 New
9 (6) Leaving Time: A Novel Jodi Picoult Penguin Random House  $   10.99 -3
10 (4) Blood Magick (Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Book 3) Nora Roberts Penguin Random House  $    6.99 -6
11 (20) Captivated by You (Crossfire Book 4) Sylvia Day Penguin Random House  $    7.99 +9
12 (5) Ruin: Part 3 Deborah Bladon Self-published  $    0.99 -7
13 (19) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Penguin Random House  $    7.99 +6
14 (7) Ruin: Part 1 Deborah Bladon Self-published  $    0.99 -7
15 (17) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins  $    6.99 +2
16 (11) Deadline (Virgil Flowers Series Book 8) John Sandford Penguin Random House  $   10.99 -5
17 (n/a) The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year Andy Cohen Macmillan  $   11.04 New
18 (9) Yes Please Amy Poehler HarperCollins  $   12.99 -9
19 (21) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $   10.99 +2
20 (12) Burn (Michael Bennett Series Book 7) James Patterson; Michael Ledwidge Hachette  $    9.99 -8
21 (16) Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General Bill O’Reilly; Martin Dugard Macmillan  $   11.04 -5
22 (18) Havana Storm (Dirk Pitt Adventure) Clive Cussler; Dirk Cussler Penguin Random House  $   10.99 -4
23 (14) Ruin: Part 2 Deborah Bladon Self-published  $    0.99 -9
24 (n/a) The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series Book 9) Jeff Kinney Abrams  $    6.99 New
25 (25) Yours for Christmas (Fool’s Gold Series) Susan Mallery HarperCollins  $    1.99

* Previous week’s list rank in parentheses.

** Price reflects minimum price across all retailers throughout the week. Price may vary between retailers and may change throughout the week.

Contact Iobyte Solutions for more information on ebook pricing. Methodology available here.

To receive this information in your inbox every morning at 8:00 AM Eastern Time, subscribe to the DBW Daily.

COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*