Self-Published Authors Take Two of Top Five Spots

The top three books on our ebook best-seller list stayed the same this week — one from Hachette, one from Random House and one from a self-published author, in that order. In past weeks, book No. 4 has typically been from a big-six publishing house. This week it’s a self-published title, making two of the top for best-selling ebooks from last week self-published titles.

Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton went on sale in Dec. of 2011 but surged into the top 100 Kindle best-sellers a few weeks ago, likely due at least in part to a price drop to $0.99 from $3.99. The ebook is only available on Kindle.

Despite the prominent rise of such a low-priced title, the average price of a book on our list ticked up for the first time since Oct. to $8.30 from an all-time low of $7.66 last week. The increase takes the average price of an ebook best-seller to its highest point in calendar 2013.
Several lower-priced books, like Paula Brackston Witch’s Daughter (Macmillan, $2.99) and Liz Murray’s Breaking Night (Hyperion, $1.99) have dropped off the list and have been replaced by titles like Dan Brown’s Inferno (Random House, $14.99) and James Patterson’s Private Berlin (Hachette, $10.90).
See the rest of the the best-seller lists for the week ending Jan. 26:

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