Hachette Books Discounted, Penguin Random House Still on Top of Best-Sellers List

Penguin Random House is still on top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list this week with another strong performance from The Fault in Our Stars, the John Green hit that hits theaters as a movie in early June. It may not have needed the boost, but the book was discounted to $4.99 from $7.40. Meanwhile, updates on Hachette ebook discounts and an Amazon best-seller.

Hachette Loses Grip on No. 1 Ebook Best-Seller Spot, Prices Drop

Hachette has lost its grip on the No. 1 ebook best-seller spot as David Baldacci’s The Target fell to No. 7 on our weekly best-seller list. And for the first time this year Penguin Random House is No. 1 on the list with John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, which is riding publicity from an upcoming film, which hits theaters June 6.

Giving All Ebooks Their Due on the Best-Seller List

Because of how complex ebook sales are across even just the U.S., no book best-seller list is perfect. The Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list is not exempt from this truth. (You can read our full methodology here, by the …

Amazon Continues Best-Seller List Success

Following up on its first-ever week with a No. 1 ebook best-seller, Amazon Publishing again made a splash on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. The upstart publisher had four titles on the list with Long Knives by Charles …

Amazon Roars With Top Ebook Best-Sellers

Amazon had four of the top-25 best-selling ebooks last week, including the No. 1 best-selling ebook, The Barkeep by William Lashner. To date, the highest Amazon Publishing has been on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list is No. 3 — When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde had its high-water mark in July 2013; the title is currently sitting at No. 9.

Film Drives Hachette’s Lone Survivor to No. 1

The release of the film Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, has helped drive the ebook of the same title to No. 1 on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. Readers snapped up Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account …

Best-Selling Ebooks of 2013: Safe Haven, Inferno and More

If there was any consistent feature of the ebook market in 2013, it was volatility – especially when it came to best-selling ebooks. Prices climbed and plummeted from week-to-week, self-published authors achieved more than one No. 1 best-selling title and …