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How To Price Comparison Shop For eBooks

Want to get the best price on digital books? Inkmesh.com can help. The site aggregates the eBooks by store, price, format and device.

For example, if you search for Stieg Larsson‘s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, you can see that the eBook is available  tells you how much it costs $5.00 from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony. It’s $6.99 from BooksOnBoard, $7.99 from the iBookstore and $9.99 from the Diesel eBookstore, eBooks.com and Kobo.

BooksOnBoard has the most different formats. The retailer has the eBooks in the following formats: Adobe Digital Editions PDF, Adobe Digital Editions ePub, eReader, Microsoft Reader and MobiPocket.

UPDATE: It turns out that this price engine is not so effective. If you click through on almost every single one of these, you will find the eBook price is currently $9.99 across retailers (The price only various from UK retailers). Oddly these aren’t even the prices for the print titles at these stores.

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Stieg Larsson Has Sold 3.4 Million eBooks In The U.S.

Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest has sold more than 3.4 million copies in the U.S. in hardcover and eBook formats combined. Random House has sold more than 17 million books for all three books in the Millennium Trilogy, eBooks and print combined.

According to a Random House press release, Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy in the U.S has sold15 million copies in print in hardcover, trade, and mass market editions and more than 17 million in all formats. Random House breaks out sales as 80% physical and 20% digital. By these calculations, Larsson has sold 3.4 million eBooks in the U.S.

According to the release, Larsson has sold 60 million books in all formats worldwide.

Charlaine Harris Joins Kindle Million Club

Charlaine Harris is the fourth author to sell more than one million Kindle books and join what Amazon calls the “Kindle Million Club.”

Harris joins other bestselling authors Stieg Larsson, James Patterson and Nora Roberts, who have also sold more than a million Kindle books.

David Naggar, Vice President, Kindle Content had this statement: “All Charlaine Harris’ books, and in particular her ‘Sookie Stackhouse’ series, are favorites with our Kindle customers, and the great sales of the 11th book in this series, ‘Dead Reckoning,’ have helped push Harris past one million books sold.”

HarperCollins Titles Absent From OverDrive’s Top Adult Fiction Downloads

Despite all of the controversy surrounding HarperCollins and eBooks at libraries, the publisher failed to make OverDrive’s ten most downloaded books from the library list in adult fiction for February 2011.

Knopf Doubleday’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was most popular adult fiction title, followed by Knopf Doubleday’s The Confession by John Grisham and The Help by Kathryn Stockett from Penguin USA.

While the Crown Publishing Group dominated the most downloaded adult nonfiction lists with three eBooks in the top 4, HarperCollins only had one title on the list, Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern, which was No. 5.

In fact, HarperCollins books only made three of OverDrive’s various lists, with one title on the most popular adult nonfiction list, one title on the juvenile fiction list and one title on the most popular juvenile nonfiction list. HarperCollins’ I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore was the most popular juvenile fiction title and Justin Bieber by Justin Bieber was No. 4 on the most popular juvenile nonfiction download list.

Top Kindle Books Cost $5 Or Less

Kindle owners like cheap eBooks. According to Amazon’s Top 100 Paid list, 7 of the Top 10 titles cost $5 or less.

The No. 1 title, Alone by Lisa Gardner is $.99, the No. 3 title is $.99 Switched (Trylle Trilogy, Book 1) by Amanda Hocking, and the No. 4 title is The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch which costs $3.99, The No. 10 title is a $.99 Kindle game from Oak Systems Leisure Software called Word Search.

The most expensive books on the list include Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and… the No. 2 title, which costs $9.99; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson $9,99 eBook, which is ranked at No. 5; and James Patterson’s Tick Tock, which costs $12.99 and is ranked at No. 8.

Three titles cost $5. This includes Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at No. 6 and The Girl Who Played with Fire at No. 7, as well as Water for Elephants: A Novel by
Sara Gruen at No. 9.

Tick Tock Tops NY Times eBook Best Sellers List

The New York Times Best Sellers lists for eBooks will launch online on February 11th and will be followed with a print publication in the Sunday February 13th issue.

James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge’s crime novel Tick Tock from Little, Brown, topped the fiction category as the No. 1 eBook Best Seller and the No. 1 combined print and eBook Best Seller.

Laura Hillenbrand’s WWII book called Unbroken from Random House is No. 1 on nonfiction list. This title also topped the combined print and eBook sellers list.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett, ranked higher in eBooks sales than eBook and print combined sales. The book is No. 8 on the eBook bestsellers list for fiction and No. 9 on the combined print and eBook Best Sellers list.

Other authors who made the top 10 lists include Stieg Larsson, John Grisham, and George W. Bush.

New York Leads Google eBookstore Adoption

New York, Seattle, Chicago, LA and DC have been the top cities to embrace Google’s eBookstore. According to Abe Murray, product manager at Google Books, who shared some statistics on how the Google eBookstore has been doing since launch at Digital Book World this morning, Houston, San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta and Minneapolis also made the Top 10 list for Google eBookstore adoption since launch.

Google’s top selling eBooks are not a surprise. The current bestseller is Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, followed by George Bush’s Decision Points at No. 2, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest at No. 3 and John Grisham‘s The Confession at No. 4.

Interestingly, the top category in the eBookstore is romance, despite the fact that no romance titles made the Top 10 bestsellers list. Biography, thrillers, finance and YA titles are also popular in the Google eBookstore.

When it comes to devices, people are reading their Google books on more than 85 different eReaders. Murray said that while most pages are read in apps, most books are read on the web. “If you allow people to read anywhere, people will read just about anywhere,” he said.

Nora Roberts Sells More Than A Million Kindle Books

Amazon announced today that Nora Roberts is the third author to sell more than 1 million Kindle books.

According to an Amazon press release, as of yesterday, Nora Roberts sold 1,170,539 Kindle books under her name and her pseudonym J.D. Robb.

With this accomplishment, Roberts joins the “Kindle Million Club,” a group of authors who have sold more than a million Kindle books. Scandinavian author Stieg Larsson was the first author to sell a million eBooks through the Kindle store, followed by James Patterson.

Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content, had this statement: “Nora Roberts has been a bestseller at Amazon for 15 years so this accomplishment is no surprise. We’re happy to welcome Nora Roberts to the Kindle Million Club, joining Stieg Larsson and James Patterson.”

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Tops Most Highlighted Books of All Time List

griltatoo23.jpgAs of this writing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson has risen to the top of Amazon’s Most Highlighted Books of All Time list for Kindle books. To put things in perspective, the Bible now occupies second place.

Our Popular Passages feature uses  list to track the most underlined parts of bestselling books–exploring what kinds of writing inspire eBook readers. Here are a few popular and strange quotes from Larsson’s book…

388 Kindle users underlined this branded passage: “The family was so extensive that he was forced to create a database in his iBook. He used the NotePad programme (www.ibrium.se)”

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Nook Is B&N’s Biggest Bestseller Ever

This really has been the holiday season for the eReader. Today Barnes & Noble announced that the Nook line of eReaders has become the company’s biggest bestseller ever in almost 40 years. While they did not get into exact details about numbers, they did say that they had sold “millions.”

The NOOKcolor faired well this season and was the company’s best selling gift of the holiday season. Barnes & Noble is selling more digital books than physical books on BN.com.

Despite server problems over the Christmas weekend, Barnes & Noble also reported selling about a million NOOKbooks on Christmas Day alone. The bestselling Nook titles of the holiday season were James Patterson’s Cross Fire, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Confession by John Grisham and Decision Points by George W. Bush.

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