Penguin Random House Sweeps Best-Seller List as ‘If I Stay’ Keeps Ahead

if i stayWith Labor Day just around the corner, it’s probably safe to say that this summer belonged to Penguin Random House, at least when it comes to the season’s best-selling ebooks.

Just after John Green’s hit The Fault in Our Stars ended its twelve-week run at the top of the Ebook Best-Seller List (and to be fair, it’s still selling briskly–the book is at No. 4 this week), a second Penguin Random House Title, If I Stay, seems to be on a winning streak of its own. The Gayle Forman title is rounding out its fourth week at the top of this week’s best-seller list. (A film based on the novel hit theaters last Friday.)

Not only that, but fourteen of the top-25 best-selling ebooks are likewise published by Penguin Random House.

That’s no surprise to anyone who’s had a glance at the ebook publisher power rankings for 2014 so far; the publisher controlled 40% of the total number of best-sellers to appear on our list in the first half of the year. HarperCollins followed in second place, with nearly 25% of the total.

The average price of a best-selling ebook dipped again this week to $7.56, from $7.77.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 8/23/14
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price** Change
1 (1) If I Stay Gayle Forman Penguin Random House  $    4.99
2 (2) Outlander: A Novel Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House  $    4.99
3 (3) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    10.99
4 (4) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House  $   4.99
5 (9) Where She Went (If I Stay Book 2) Gayle Forman Penguin Random House  $    4.99 +4
6 (5) The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Donna Tartt Hachette  $    6.99 -1
7 (8) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    7.99 +1
8 (10) Insurgent (Divergent Book 2) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    6.99 +2
9 (6) Divergent Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    4.99 -3
10 (7) Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story (Kindle Single) Lee Child Penguin Random House  $    1.99 -3
11 (11) Allegiant (Divergent Book 3) Veronica Roth Harper Collins  $    6.99
12 (n/a) The Maze Runner James Dashner Penguin Random House  $    5.69 New
13 (12) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins  $    6.99 -1
14 (13) The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    9.99 -1
15 (18) Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander Book 2) Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House  $   4.99 +3
16 (n/a) Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel Lee Child Penguin Random House  $    11.84 New
17 (14) Ugly Love: A Novel Colleen Hoover Simon & Schuster  $    7.59 -3
18 (15) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Penguin Random House  $    7.99 -3
19 (n/a) Mean Streak Sandra Brown Hachette  $   12.99 New
20 (17) Invisible James Patterson; David Ellis Hachette  $    8.99 -3
21 (24) Night Moves Nora Roberts HarperCollins  $   5.38 +3
22 (19) The Heist: A Novel (Gabriel Allon Book 14) Daniel Silva HarperCollins  $   13.99 -3
23 (22) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr Simon & Schuster  $   10.99 -1
24 (n/a) The Wishing Thread: A Novel Lisa Van Allen Penguin Random House  $   1.99 New
25 (23) Act of War: A Thriller Brad Thor Simon & Schuster  $    12.74 -2

* 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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