Slight Gains for Hachette Ebooks on Best-Seller List After Amazon Accord

US-coverIt’s probably too early expect any major difference for Hachette’s titles on the Ebook Best-Seller List just one week after the publisher settled its dispute with Amazon. In any case, no sweeping change is to be found, with only slim gains for Hachette ebooks in the nine days after the companies agreed to “immediately resume normal trading” on November 13.

Hachette’s top title this week is The Burning Room by Michael Connelly, which hangs onto the No. 3 spot for a third week running. If there’s any sign so far of a wider comeback for the publisher’s titles, it comes in the form of David Baldacci’s The Escape debuting at No. 5.

Three additional Hachette titles fill out the lower rankings, with the next highest at No. 14. That’s a gain of three titles from last week, when Hachette had only two on the list altogether, but the week before that it posted four, making this week’s five a modest rebound at best.

The average price of a best-selling ebook dips to $7.21 from $7.82 after climbing for the past several weeks.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 11/22/14
Rank* Title Author Publisher Price** Change
1 (11) Captivated by You (Crossfire Book 4) Sylvia Day Penguin Random House $7.99 +10
2 (4) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House $2.99 +2
3 (3) The Burning Room (Harry Bosch Series Book 19) Michael Connelly Hachette $3.99
4 (2) Gray Mountain: A Novel John Grisham Penguin Random House $10.99 +2
5 (n/a) The Escape (John Puller Book 3) David Baldacci Hachette $10.99 New
6 (1) Revival: A Novel Stephen King Simon & Schuster $12.74 -5
7 (13) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Penguin Random House $2.99 +6
8 (7) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr Simon & Schuster $6.99 -1
9 (9) Leaving Time: A Novel Jodi Picoult Penguin Random House $10.99
10 (8) Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel (Scarpetta Series Book 22) Patricia Cornwell HarperCollins $12.99 -2
11 (10) Blood Magick (Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Book 3) Nora Roberts Penguin Random House $3.99 -1
12 (6) Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel Tess Gerritsen Penguin Random House $1.99 -6
13 (14) Ruin: Part 1 Deborah Bladon Self-published $0.99 +1
14 (n/a) Hope to Die (Alex Cross Book 22) James Patterson Hachette $9.99 New
15 (n/a) Money: Master the Game Tony Robbins Simon & Schuster $12.74 New
16 (12) Ruin: Part 3 Deborah Bladon Self-published $0.99 -4
17 (19) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House $3.99 +2
18 (15) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins $6.99 -3
19 (n/a) Blue Labyrinth (Agent Pendergast Series) Douglas Preston; Lincoln Child Hachette $9.99 New
20 (23) Ruin: Part 2 Deborah Bladon Self-published $0.99 +3
21 (17) The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year Andy Cohen Macmillan $11.04 -4
22 (n/a) Jaci Burton: The Kent Brothers Trilogy Jaci Burton HarperCollins $0.99 New
23 (21) Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General Bill O’Reilly; Martin Dugard Macmillan $11.04 -2
24 (20) Burn (Michael Bennett Book 7) Michael Ledwidge Hachette $9.99 -4
25 (22) Havana Storm (Dirk Pitt Adventure) Clive Cussler; Dirk Cussler Penguin Random House $10.99 -3


* 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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