It's time to have another look at the price of the 100 bestselling ebooks. And this time I have added GRAPHS. I have been surveying the price of ebooks every now and then for the past two years.
Price of 100 Bestselling ebooks.
On March 2 I checked the prices of the top 100 bestselling ebooks on Amazon.
From the graph it is obvious that most of the ebooks purchased were $4.99 or less. The most popular prices were 99c (21), $2.99 (17), $1.99 (14) and $4.99 (11).
The graph shows the number of ebooks selling at 99c in the top 100 seems to have stabilised around 21-23.
There has had been a big increase in the number priced at $1.99. Before Sept 2012 the number at $1.99 was too insignificant to mention.
The number of ebooks at the guru recommended selling price of $2.99 is on the rise again.
This graph shows that the overall prices of ebooks in the top 100 is decreasing.
The number of ebooks in the top 100 selling at $3.99 is decreasing.
But the number of ebooks selling at $4.99 is on the rise again. This is good for me as I am trying to avoid buying ebooks for less than $4.99.
The number of ebooks at $7 or more dropped sharply. Times must be tough. So prices of the top selling ebooks are definitely decreasing. If this is an overall trend in the ebook market, the race to the bottom in price is well and truly on. Will all ebooks be free in a few years?
Note: Amazon used to combine both free and paid ebooks in the one bestseller list. My initial surveys of the top 100 showed that it was quickly becoming a list of free ebooks.
My next post will be about the price of the top 100 bestselling ibooks with a comparison to the bestselling ebooks.