Amazon top 100 e-books almost $2.50 cheaper on-average than B&N top 100
January 26, 2012 | 8:44 pm
EBookNewser and GalleyCat have posted an infographic from e-book sales tracking company Booklr which compares the average e-book price of the Top 100 e-books for the Kindle and Nook platforms. Based on information collected over the week of January 12th through 19th, the chart shows that the average price of an Amazon Kindle e-book is $6.48, whereas the average price of a B&N e-book is $8.94.
The difference seems to be caused by fully 35% of Amazon’s titles being $1.99 or less, whereas none of B&N’s were. I wonder, though, whether this might be caused by Amazon counting free titles in its lists and B&N not? Or perhaps it’s not possible to list a book at $1.99 or less under B&N’s publishing system. B&N also seems to have a higher percentage of books on its best-seller list over $10 (40% as opposed to Amazon’s 27%).
Regardless, this seems to be another area where Amazon is out-competing B&N. Given how price-sensitive today’s consumers are, a place where you can get a bunch of books for $1.99 or less would seem very attractive.