The world of ebooks make it very easy for the little guy to compete with the big boys. In the world of ebooks, having a massive sales force that can reach every bookstore — big and small — doesn’t confer an advantage. The distribution playing field is leveled.
Hence, this week, we see an ebook from a small, independent publisher reaching the No. 1 spot. Soho Press’s The Boy in the Suitcase is atop the rankings, besting Hachette’s J.K. Rowling hit The Cuckoo’s Calling (No. 2) and Penguin Random House’s latest Lee Child title, High Heat: A Jack Reacher Short Story (No. 3).
Soho Press beat out these bigger publishers’ titles (and many others) wielding a now-familiar weapon to followers of the ebook charts: price. At $1.99, the book is priced much lower than other top sellers.
That said, the average price of a best-selling ebook plummeted again this week to $6.77, down nearly $1.50 from last week and just $0.19 off of the all-time low of $6.58. The culprit is several new low-priced titles hitting the list. All of this week’s new titles are priced below $3.00 — save for Fifty Shades Freed (No. 25), which at $9.99 is not new to …read more

Via: Digital Book World