New Nora Roberts Title From Penguin Random House Threatens Divergent’s Dominance on Best-Seller List

shadow spellWhile Divergent and its sequel Insurgent are still Nos. 1 and 2 on this week’s ebook best-seller list, a new title from best-selling author Nora Roberts has spiked to No. 3.

Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy (Penguin Random House) jumped 19 spots from its previous position on the list to depose Allegiant (the third Divergent series title) from its position. That said, Allegiant is still No. 4 and the Divergent trilogy as a bundle is No. 5.

While HarperCollins is certainly the winning publisher in the first quarter (new ebook publisher power rankings coming soon!), Penguin Random House is now making a very strong push — what many in the industry have come to expect from the powerhouse publisher.

PRH has five of the top-ten best-selling ebooks this week with Divergent taking four of the top five and Amazon sitting in the No. 10 spot with its ebook hit Hidden (by Catherin McKenzie).

Meanwhile, the average price of a best-selling ebook inched up this week to $6.42, from $6.24 last week.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 3/29/14
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change
1 (1) Divergent (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins        4.99
2 (2) Insurgent (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins        6.99
3 (22) Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Nora Roberts Penguin Random House        7.99 +19
4 (3) Allegiant (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins        6.99 -1
5 (4) The Divergent Series Complete Collection Veronica Roth HarperCollins      14.99 -1
6 (12) The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series #1) (The Maze Runner Series) James Dashner Penguin Random House        1.99 +6
7 (6) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House        7.99 -1
8 (8) Missing You Harlan Coben Penguin Random House      11.99
9 (11) The Invention of Wings: A Novel (Original Publisher’s Edition-No Annotations) Sue Monk Kidd Penguin Random House      10.99 +2
10 (5) Hidden Catherine McKenzie Amazon        4.99 -5
11 (19) Little Girl Lost (Lucy Black) Brian McGilloway HarperCollins        0.99 +8
12 (7) The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House        5.99 -5
13 (9) The Goldfinch Donna Tartt Hachette        7.50 -4
14 (10) Sycamore Row John Grisham Penguin Random House        6.49 -4
15 (n/a) NYPD Red 2 James Patterson; Marshall Karp Hachette        8.99 New
16 (14) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins        6.99 -2
17 (13) Mockingjay Suzanne Collins Scholastic        6.99 -4
18 (16) The Book Thief Markus Zusak Penguin Random House        6.96 -2
19 (20) Mickey Outside (A White Collar Crime Thriller) David Lender Amazon        4.99 +1
20 (n/a) Dark Witch: Book One of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Nora Roberts Penguin Random House        2.99 New
21 (n/a) The Nosy Neighbor Fern Michaels Simon & Schuster        1.99 New
22 (17) Tied With Me Kristen Proby Self-published        3.99 -5
23 (21) Power Play: A Novel Danielle Steel Penguin Random House      11.84 -2
24 (n/a) The Transfer: A Divergent Story Veronica Roth HarperCollins        1.99 New
25 (n/a) The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust Edith H. Beer; Susan Dworkin HarperCollins        1.99 New

* 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.

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4 thoughts on “New Nora Roberts Title From Penguin Random House Threatens Divergent’s Dominance on Best-Seller List

  1. Bob Diforio

    The Fixed Trilogy bundle by Laurelin Paige has been #1 or #2 all week on Kindle?
    Why is it not in your top 25 list?

  2. Bob Diforio

    Thanks for the information regarding ISBNs. Laura Barnes has now assigned an ISBN to THE FIXED TRILOGY. It is 978-0-9913796-4-4. THE FIXED TRILOGY is #3 on the April 16th NYT
    e-book bestseller list and currently #5 on Kindle, so I am sure it will wind up in the Top 10 on your list.



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