Bestseller analysis: Amazon doesn’t need tradpubs…much

Bestseller analysis: Amazon doesn’t need tradpubs…much


bestselling Kindle books in the USA Kindle store at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*

have really evolved!

Let’s take a quick look at the top 20:

  1. Published by Amazon
  2. Published by Amazon
  3. Published by Amazon
  4. Published by Amazon
  5. Published by Penguin Random House
  6. Published by Amazon
  7. Published by Amazon
  8. Published by Penguin Random House
  9. Published by Amazon
  10. Published by Amazon (KU)
  11. Indie (KU) (BCherry)
  12. Published by Amazon (KU)
  13. Indie (KU)
  14. Indie (KU) (Alibi)
  15. Published by Penguin Random House
  16. Indie  (Pulpwood)
  17. Indie (Waterhouse)
  18. Published by Simon & Schuster (first book on the list with text-to-speech blocked)
  19. Published by Amazon
  20. Published by Henry Holt

Just think about that! Amazon’s own books dominate the top twenty. PRH, the biggest trade publisher, manages to get three books on the list. Outside of that, the only other Big 5 book is from Simon & Schuster (and that’s the only one to block text-to-speech).

The ones that say “Indie” in my list? Those are probably all published through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing.

Clearly, Amazon is achieving independence from the tradpubs (traditional publishers)…

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

One Response to “Bestseller analysis: Amazon doesn’t need tradpubs…much”

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