Tag: penguin random house

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon’s U.K. contract with top book publisher Penguin Random House set to expire (Jason Del Rey / Re/code) 2. Vook pivots, becomes self-pub platform Pronoun (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 3. Harlequin Audio formed in US (Joshua Farrington / The Bookseller) 4. Is Audible pushing German publishers into a flat-rate all-you-can-listen streaming service? (Nate […] more »

by Rich Bellis

Paula Hawkins’s “The Girl on the Train” chugs into its sixth week as the No. 1 best-selling e-book, an accomplishment that’s rather noteworthy for bucking the trend of top titles driven by hot movie releases. One trend the novel’s success fits right into, though, is the clear dominance its publisher Penguin Random House has enjoyed on the E-book Best-Seller List […] more »

by Rich Bellis

Even as we’ve looked for signs of renewed agency e-book pricing impacting best-selling e-books (and found few), and remarked on the continued power of media tie-ins to shape the rankings, the real story is a rather old one: the ongoing dominance of the world’s largest trade publisher, Penguin Random House. During the last holiday season, Penguin Random House titles […] more »

by Rich Bellis

John Grisham’s “Gray Mountain” hits the top of the E-book Best-Seller List this week, swapping places with “Gone Girl,” the Gillian Flynn novel that held strong at No 1. for the past six weeks. Two other Gillian Flynn titles remain within the top 25, though: “Dark Places“ and “Sharp Objects.” And it’s all good news anyway for Penguin Random […] more »

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

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 »