Surprises on This Week’s Ebook Best-Seller List

untitledVeronica Roth’s Divergent may have slipped from its No. 1 best-seller position last week, but now it’s back on top.

That comes as little shock, as the HarperCollins series has performed remarkably well all year long. One surprise this week is the appearance on the list of Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a back-list title from RosettaBooks, one of the first ebook-only publishers.

More, including the top-25 ebook best-seller this week.

Related: Read Rosetta founder Arthur Klebanoff on Digital Book World


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Apple Antitrust Monitoring (Reuters)
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Bricks-and-Mortar News (PW)
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