Self-Published Titles Rally on Ebook Best-Seller List

91QQN7zT5zL._SL1500_Recent weeks saw the brief ascent of higher-priced titles from traditional publishers on the Ebook Best-Seller List, a phenomenon that reversed course last week and is replaced this one by the resurgence of less expensive, self-published titles.

Penelope Ward’s self-published Stepbrother Dearest remains squarely within the top ten, jumping two places into the No. 4 position this week. And Deborah Bladon, also a self-published author, lands not one but three titles on this week’s list–each of them a bargain for readers at just $0.99.

Altogether, there are six self-published titles within this week’s top 25.

The success of those titles contributes to reducing the average price of a best-selling ebook further still, to $6.26, down from $6.91 last week.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 10/25/14
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price** Change
1 (1) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    4.99
2 (3) Gray Mountain: A Novel John Grisham Penguin Random House  $   11.99 +1
3 (2) Leaving Time: A Novel Jodi Picoult Penguin Random House  $    4.99 -1
4 (6) Stepbrother Dearest Penelope Ward Self-published  $    3.99 +2
5 (8) Burn (Michael Bennett Book 7) James Patterson; Michael Ledwidge Hachette  $    4.99 +3
6 (4) The Best of Me Nicholas Sparks Hachette  $    4.99 -2
7 (7) Deadline (A Virgil Flowers Novel Book 8) John Sandford Penguin Random House  $   10.99
8 (9) Dark Places: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    4.99 +1
9 (15) Blood Magick (Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Book 3) Nora Roberts Penguin Random House  $    6.99 +6
10 (5) The Heroes of Olympus (The Blood of Olympus Book 5) Rick Riordan Hachette  $    9.99 -5
11 (11) Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General Bill O’Reilly; Martin Dugard Macmillan  $   11.04
12 (10) Captivated by You (Crossfire Book 4) Sylvia Day Penguin Random House  $    7.99 -2
13 (n/a) Ruin: Part 2 Deborah Bladon Self-published  $    0.99 New
14 (17) Ruin: Part 1 Deborah Bladon Self-published  $    0.99 +3
15 (n/a) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Penguin Random House  $    4.99 New
16 (13) Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel Lee Child Penguin Random House  $   10.99 -3
17 (25) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr Simon & Schuster  $    4.99 +8
18 (23) Not That Kind of Girl Lena Dunham Penguin Random House  $    4.99 +5
19 (16) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $   10.99 -3
20 (n/a) King of Me (King Trilogy Book 3) Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Self-published  $    4.99 New
21 (n/a) Rowdy: A Marked Men Novel Jay Crownover HarperCollins  $    4.74 New
22 (12) Outlander: A Novel Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House  $    4.99 -10
23 (n/a) Solo Deborah Bladon Self-published  $    0.99 New
24 (21) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins  $    6.99 -3
25 (n/a) Hardwired Meredith Wild Self-published  $    6.99 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.

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