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OverDrive Adds Hachette eBooks to Catalog

Digital book distributor OverDrive has signed a partnership with the Hachette Book Group to make its entire eBook catalog available to more than 22,000 libraries and schools globally.

The eBooks will become available at OverDrive-powered libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada on May 8th. This includes more than 5,000 Hachette eBooks from authors including: David Baldacci, Sara Zarr, Sandra Brown, James Patterson, David Sedaris and Kate Atkinson.

“Hachette Book Group offers many of the most beloved authors and series in the world and we’re thrilled to be able to offer them to our OverDrive network,” explained Erica Lazzaro, director of publisher relations at OverDrive, in a statement. “We’ve worked hard to support and advocate for libraries by adding the top publishers and most popular eBooks and audiobooks, and bringing Hachette into the fold reaffirms the important role that libraries play in connecting readers with books and authors.”

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James Patterson’s iPad/iPhone App Has Been Downloaded 14K Times

According to the Hachette Book Group, James Patterson‘s iPad/iPhone app has been downloaded close to 14,000 times, with 80 percent of people who have downloaded the app, engaging with it.

The Hachette press release has more: “In addition to this audience, there are also hundreds of thousands of followers on book-specific Facebook pages for Patterson’s young readers series such as Witch & Wizard and Maximum Ride. There is a dedicated website, an app, and interactive games for Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, Patterson’s latest title for young readers launching on June 27.”

The author has sold more than three million eBooks.

James Patterson Has Sold 3 Million eBooks

James Patterson has sold more than 3 million eBooks. The company doesn’t yet have the news on its website, but the Associated Press and The Washington Post are both reporting this.

The AP’s post says: “The Hachette Book Group announced Wednesday that e-sales for the prolific author of such blockbuster series as “Maximum Ride” have topped 3 million, with 2 million coming just in the last 11 months. Patterson releases several books a year, many of them top sellers.”

This number is not surprising, as last October Amazon reported that Patterson had sold more than a million Kindle books alone.

Charlaine Harris Joins Kindle Million Club

Charlaine Harris is the fourth author to sell more than one million Kindle books and join what Amazon calls the “Kindle Million Club.”

Harris joins other bestselling authors Stieg Larsson, James Patterson and Nora Roberts, who have also sold more than a million Kindle books.

David Naggar, Vice President, Kindle Content had this statement: “All Charlaine Harris’ books, and in particular her ‘Sookie Stackhouse’ series, are favorites with our Kindle customers, and the great sales of the 11th book in this series, ‘Dead Reckoning,’ have helped push Harris past one million books sold.”

Top Kindle Books Cost $5 Or Less

Kindle owners like cheap eBooks. According to Amazon’s Top 100 Paid list, 7 of the Top 10 titles cost $5 or less.

The No. 1 title, Alone by Lisa Gardner is $.99, the No. 3 title is $.99 Switched (Trylle Trilogy, Book 1) by Amanda Hocking, and the No. 4 title is The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch which costs $3.99, The No. 10 title is a $.99 Kindle game from Oak Systems Leisure Software called Word Search.

The most expensive books on the list include Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and… the No. 2 title, which costs $9.99; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson $9,99 eBook, which is ranked at No. 5; and James Patterson’s Tick Tock, which costs $12.99 and is ranked at No. 8.

Three titles cost $5. This includes Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at No. 6 and The Girl Who Played with Fire at No. 7, as well as Water for Elephants: A Novel by
Sara Gruen at No. 9.

Tick Tock Tops NY Times eBook Best Sellers List

The New York Times Best Sellers lists for eBooks will launch online on February 11th and will be followed with a print publication in the Sunday February 13th issue.

James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge’s crime novel Tick Tock from Little, Brown, topped the fiction category as the No. 1 eBook Best Seller and the No. 1 combined print and eBook Best Seller.

Laura Hillenbrand’s WWII book called Unbroken from Random House is No. 1 on nonfiction list. This title also topped the combined print and eBook sellers list.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett, ranked higher in eBooks sales than eBook and print combined sales. The book is No. 8 on the eBook bestsellers list for fiction and No. 9 on the combined print and eBook Best Sellers list.

Other authors who made the top 10 lists include Stieg Larsson, John Grisham, and George W. Bush.

Nora Roberts Sells More Than A Million Kindle Books

Amazon announced today that Nora Roberts is the third author to sell more than 1 million Kindle books.

According to an Amazon press release, as of yesterday, Nora Roberts sold 1,170,539 Kindle books under her name and her pseudonym J.D. Robb.

With this accomplishment, Roberts joins the “Kindle Million Club,” a group of authors who have sold more than a million Kindle books. Scandinavian author Stieg Larsson was the first author to sell a million eBooks through the Kindle store, followed by James Patterson.

Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content, had this statement: “Nora Roberts has been a bestseller at Amazon for 15 years so this accomplishment is no surprise. We’re happy to welcome Nora Roberts to the Kindle Million Club, joining Stieg Larsson and James Patterson.”

Nook Is B&N’s Biggest Bestseller Ever

This really has been the holiday season for the eReader. Today Barnes & Noble announced that the Nook line of eReaders has become the company’s biggest bestseller ever in almost 40 years. While they did not get into exact details about numbers, they did say that they had sold “millions.”

The NOOKcolor faired well this season and was the company’s best selling gift of the holiday season. Barnes & Noble is selling more digital books than physical books on BN.com.

Despite server problems over the Christmas weekend, Barnes & Noble also reported selling about a million NOOKbooks on Christmas Day alone. The bestselling Nook titles of the holiday season were James Patterson’s Cross Fire, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Confession by John Grisham and Decision Points by George W. Bush.

Lee Child, Stieg Larsson And James Patterson Top BooksOnBoard eBook Sales Last Week

Authors Lee Child, Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, John Grisham and Terry Pratchett were the most popular eBook authors this past week, according to BooksOnBoard’s Bestselling eBooks list.

According to the eBook retailer, the bestselling eBook from last week was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, followed by 61 Hours by Lee Child and The Lazarus Vault by Tom Harper. The Top 10 bestsellers also included Cross Fire by James Patterson, Decision Points by George W. Bush and The Confession by John Grisham.

The bestselling romance eBooks included The Debutante’s Dilemma by Elyse Mady, Touch of Temptation by Rhyannon Byrd and Drink of Me by Jacquelyn Frank.