FutureBook chart with Luzme prices

FutureBook chart with Luzme prices

Here's this week's Futurebook chart with Luzme prices.

FutureBook chart with prices, 27 Jun 2011

If it doesn't show up, then you can see the original live at http://luzme.com/chart/futurebook.

Comment from Philip Stone, Charts Editor at the Bookseller: "For the third week in a row, crime-writer Karin Slaughter's The Unremarkable Heart, Random House Group's first ever direct-to-digital fiction title, takes top spot in The Bookseller's eBestseller list. Last week's number two, Stephen Leather's The Basement, falls five places to seventh overall, while George R R Martin's A Game of Thrones, the first installment in his epic medieval fantasy series, A Song of Fire and Ice, climbs three places into second position - off the back of solid downloads at Amazon.co.uk, Waterstones.com and Apple's iBookstore. All three retailers (as well as WHSmith) are selling the ebook at £5.49 — two pence dearer than the print edition's average selling price at UK bookstores last week. The second book in the series, A Clash of Kings, re-joins the chart in 10th position, while Rosamund Lupton's Afterwards and Caitlin Moran's How to be a Woman are the two new entries. Lupton's first novel, Sister, was one of the bestselling bestselling novels of 2010 thanks to a spot in WHSmith's Richard and Judy book club, while sales of Times columnist Moran's memoir/rant has benefitted from an extract in her employers own magazine."

And comment from me:

  • Why, I wonder, is Waterstones the only bookstore not to stock Karin Slaughter's "The Unremarkable Heart"? It's been top of the list for 3 weeks now.

  • I notice that Amazon has it 10% cheaper than the rest: a whole 4p!

  • Given that the number #3 "Catch Your Death" is only available at Amazon, that shows how strong Amazon's grasp on the market is.

  • Apple stand out as most expensive by over a pound on 2 of the titles, Rosamund Lupton's "Afterwards" and Michael McIntyre's "Life and Laughing". I wonder if they realise?