Tag: digital books

by Rich Bellis

What a difference a week makes. Not for Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl,” which enters its fifth week at the top of the E-book Best-Seller List, but for the average price of a best-selling e-book, which drops from $8.39 last week down to $6.91, after several weeks when higher-priced e-books had performed remarkably well. This week also [...] more »

by Rich Bellis

On last week’s list, seven titles with price tags higher than $10 contributed to pushing the average price of a best-selling e-book up to $7.74. That figure now jumps to $8.39, as more than a third of this week’s top 25 titles cost more than $10. Three of the nine titles in that category are making first [...] more »

by Rich Bellis

The past several weeks have not seen particularly strong showings for Hachette on the E-book Best-Seller List, partly because of the publisher’s battle with Amazon and partly because of the steep competition from competitors, especially Penguin Random House. But this week Hachette titles are making a modest comeback, led by James Patterson’s “Burn,” which debuts at [...] more »

by Rich Bellis

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn hangs onto its spot at the top of this week’s E-book Best-Seller List ahead of the hotly anticipated film adaptation due out in theaters this Friday. Last week we noted that twelve, or just under half, of the top-25 best-selling e-books were affiliated with a movie or TV adaptation. That share rises this week to [...] more »

by Rich Bellis

We’ve written before about the impact of popular TV and film productions on the E-book Best-Seller List, and the power of media tie-ins to drive e-book sales is no secret inside the publishing industry. This week that phenomenon is especially noticeable even amid significant fluctuation in the rankings. Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” slides into the No. 1 spot with the release [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

Lee Child’s new Jack Reacher thriller “Personal” nudges Gayle Forman’s “If I Stay” out of the No. 1 spot that the young adult title has held for the past five weeks on the e-book bestseller list. That’s only a coup in a limited sense, though, as both books are published by Penguin Random House, which has roundly bested its competitors when it comes to [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

The top seven e-book bestsellers this week are from Penguin Random House, the world’s largest publisher and its largest producer of bestselling books. Nearly half of the top 25 bestselling e-books are Penguin Random House. Gayle Forman’s “If I Stay” held the No. 1 spot for a fifth straight week after it dethroned John Green’s “The [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

With 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 bestselling e-books. Just after John Green’s hit “The Fault in Our Stars” ended its 12-week run at the top of the E-book Bestseller List (and to be fair, it’s still selling briskly [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

Gayle Forman’s ”If I Stay” topped the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list for a second straight week after ending a huge run at No. 1 for John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” What else do the two titles have in common, aside from multiple weeks selling more than any other e-book out there? They’re both [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

What makes an e-book successful? In a lot of ways, it’s the same stuff that makes print books successful: great writing and storytelling; attractive packaging; and smart and timely marketing. Current events and events in other media can also have an impact, most notably movie tie-ins. But for e-books, unlike print books, a movie release [...] more »