A look at the bestsellers July 21 2010

 A look at the bestsellers July 21 2010

I haven’t done this in a little while, but it’s worth a look.

These are the New York Times hardback fiction bestsellers.

HC List AZ Price DLP Kindle TTS Publisher Agency Savings
 $26.95  $ 13.48  $12.99  $12.99 No Penguin Yes  $ 0.49
 $27.99  $ 14.98  $12.99  $12.99 No Hachette Yes  $ 1.99
 $27.99  $ 14.93  $12.99  $12.99 Yes Macmillan Yes  $ 1.94
 $24.95  $ 13.72  $12.99  $12.99 No Penguin Yes  $ 0.73
 $26.00  $ 14.02  $12.99  $12.99 No Simon&Schuster Yes  $ 1.03
 $26.99  $ 15.78  $12.99  $12.99 No Simon&Schuster Yes  $ 2.79
 $27.99  $ 16.07  $12.99  $12.99 No Hachette Yes  $ 3.08
 $25.99  $ 15.20  $12.99  $12.99 No Hachette Yes  $ 2.21
 $25.95  $ 15.17  $12.99  $12.99 No Penguin Yes  $ 2.18
 $24.95  $ 14.58  $11.99  $11.99 No Penguin Yes  $ 2.59
 $26.95  $ 15.51  $12.99  $12.99 No Penguin Yes  $ 2.52
 $26.99  $ 15.52  $12.99  $12.99 Yes Macmillan Yes  $ 2.53
 $24.99  $ 11.99  $11.99  $11.99 Yes Macmillan Yes  $     –  
 $25.95  $ 15.17  $25.95  $  9.99 No Random House No  $ 5.18
 $27.95  $ 11.92  $27.95  $  9.99 No Random House No  $ 1.93
 $27.00  $ 14.46  $27.00  $  9.99 No Random House No  $ 4.47
 $26.00  $ 15.21  $26.00  $  9.99 No Random House No  $ 5.22
 $26.00  $ 15.60  $26.00  $  9.99 No Random House No  $ 5.61
 $26.00  $ 16.80  $26.00  $  9.99 No Random House No  $ 6.81
 $28.00  $ 15.95  $28.00  $  9.99 No Random House No  $ 5.96

HC List=Hardcover List Price (set by the publisher)

AZ Price = Amazon’s price for the hardback…as you can see, typically massively discounted

DLP = Digital List Price, set by the publisher.  In the case of Agency Model books, this doesn’t really exist, because there is no list price.  I considered leaving it blank

Kindle = the Kindle store price.  With the Agency Model, it’s set by the publisher (and should be the same everywhere that is using the Agency Model).  For the others, it is set by the retailer (Amazon in this case).  Notice that it is always over $9.99 when set by the publisher is this group, always $9.99 when set by Amazon

TTS = TTS not blocked.  This sample indicates to me that it’s a very hard fight at this point to convince publishers that blocking it hurts sales.  Same thing with the prices greater than $9.99.  Bestsellers are more likely to be over $9.99 than the overall store

Publisher = basically the top USA level (not imprint)

Agency = Agency Model

Savings = Amazon’s hardback price minus the Kindle price

Note: I sorted these in a way to let people compare Agency Model and non-Agency model books more easily.  The order above is not the sales ranking.

So, is it just silly that the DLP is so high on non-Agency Model books?  Does anybody pay that?  Technically, it has to be listed that way somewhere, I think.

Anyway, thought you’d find this interesting…

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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One Response to “A look at the bestsellers July 21 2010”

  1. Wilda Pedrozo Says:

    I love shopping so much, thanks for your post :)

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