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Amazon Falling Off Best-Seller List as Prices Tick up

  Jeremy Greenfield
For a few weeks it seemed as if Amazon Publishing had finally arrived to compete with the world’s largest publishers, which consistently dominate the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list.

For several weeks in a row, Amazon had a handful of top sellers, including aNo. 1 ebook best-seller the week ending February 1, a first for the publisher.

After sustaining some of its best-sellers for several weeks, Amazon publishing titles began to slip down the list and this week there is only one ebook on our best-seller list, which tracks sales across Amazon, Nook, Apple, Kobo and Google. The title is The Rented Mule by Bobby Cole, sitting at No. 25 on the list for $4.99.

At the same time, HarperCollins has added another No. 1 best-seller to its pile this year with Veronica Roth’s Divergent taking the spot again for the third week in a row. And Penguin Random House again has 10 or more ebook best-sellers, a feat the large publisher has achieved a majority of weeks since it was formed last summer.

Meanwhile, the average price of a best-selling ebook continues to tick up, now sitting at $6.48, up from $6.24 last week.

(via Digital Book World)

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