From Forbes blogs:
Everyone has heard of Penguin — its Penguin Classics brand is thought to be among the strongest in publishing — but who knows just how successful the publisher has been this year in selling ebooks?
And we all know that self-publishing is growing by leaps and bounds, but just how well do you think those scrappy upstart authors are doing against the big publishers in sales?
To answer these questions, we at Digital Book World created ebook Publisher Power Rankings, to rank just how well each publisher is doing against the other. Our methodology was simple: Look at our top-25 Ebook Best-Seller list since we launched the thing over the summer and see how many titles each publisher had on the list each week and then add them up.
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Here are our top-5:
1. Random House: 85 appearances
2. Penguin: 62 appearances
3. Scholastic: 35 appearances
4. Hachette: 29 appearances
5. Simon & Schuster: 18 appearances
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If combined, as is intended, Penguin and Random House would have more top-25 ebook best-sellers than all other publishers put together — and all the No. 1 titles since we’ve started tracking.
Link to the rest at Forbes and thanks to Meryl for the tip.