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Each Wednesday, Kindling Romance posts a sampling of the bestseller lists in eBook romance culled from across the Internet. Both publisher and retailer-only websites are included, as are books that have print versions in addition to eBook format. Lists should be considered a snapshot of the rankings on each site at the time gathered. Live rankings are more fluid than old school print bestseller lists and may have changed by the time you read this.

Though they sometimes appear in bestseller lists, eBooks that are free to readers (List Price $0.00) are not included, as they are not actually for sale.**

Websites are listed in alphabetical order.

allromanceblogALL ROMANCE (allromanceebooks.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer
Editions: eBooks only, though some books on the list may have print editions available elsewhere.
Formats/Devices Available: Adobe PDF eBook, MSReader, HTML, Mobipocket, Palm DOC/iSolo, Franklin eBookMan, Hiebook, Rocketbook, Open eBook.

  1. Warrior’s Cross by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban, Dreamspinner Press. #1 on this list last week.
  2. Twisted Rose by Amber Kell, Literary Road. #2
  3. Songbird by Maya Banks, Samhain. #4
  4. Unrequited by Abigail Roux, Dreamspinner Press. #6
  5. His Convenient Husband by J.L. Langley, Samhain. #7
  6. My Lupine Lover by Stormy Glenn, Siren Bookstrand. #8
  7. Nick Of Time by T.A. Chase, Amber Quill Press.
  8. Tabloid Star by T.A. Chase, Samhain. #10
  9. The Endowed by Tianna Xander, eXtasy Books. #5
  10. Beyond the Norm by Shawn Lane, Dreamspinner Press.

AmazonKINDLE BOOKSTORE (amazon.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer
Editions: Mixed. Sells books that are eBook only, as well as digital versions of print books.
Formats/Devices Available: Kindle, iPhone, iPod

  1. Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon, St. Martin’s Press. Print edition available (#5 in Kindle top sellers.**)
  2. The Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands, HarperCollins. Print. (#8)
  3. Hot for the Holidays by Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast and Allyson James, Jove. Print. (#11)
  4. Feel the Heat by Cindy Gerard, Pocket. Print. (#12)
  5. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Dell. Print. (#14) #1 last week on this list.
  6. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur, Dell. Print. (#16) #3
  7. Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas, Minotaur Books. Print. (#17) #2
  8. Make Her Pay by Roxanne St. Claire, Pocket. Print. (#18)
  9. Dreamfeaver by Karen Marie Moning, Delacorte. Print. (#19) #4
  10. Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan, Berkely. Print. (#20) #5

Barnes & NobleBARNES & NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer
Editions: eBooks and Print.
Formats/Devices Available: iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, PC, Mac

  1. Hot for the Holidays by Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast and Allyson James, Jove. Print edition available. (#18 in B&N top sellers.**)
  2. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning, Delacorte. Print. (#19) #8 on this list last week.
  3. An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, Dell. Print. (#21) #1
  4. The Darkest Prison by Gena Showalter, Harlequin. Print. (#22) #2
  5. The Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands, HarperCollins. Print. (#23)
  6. Bitten and Smitten by Michelle Rowan, Forever. Print. (#24)
  7. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur, Dell. Print. (#26) #4
  8. Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian, Dell. Print. (#27)
  9. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Dell. Print. (#28)
  10. Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian, Dell. Print. (#29)

The eBook Store from SonySONY (ebookstore.sony.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer
Editions: eBooks only, though some books on the list may have print editions available elsewhere.
Formats/Devices Available: Sony Reader, Windows PC with EBL software, (no Mac Support).

  1. Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan, Penguin. Print edition available. #3 on this list last week.
  2. Hello Darkness by Sandra Brown, Simon & Schuster. Print. #1
  3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Dell. Print.
  4. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory, Simon & Schuster. Print. #2
  5. The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter, Harlequin. Print. #6
  6. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris, Penguin. Print. #7
  7. Bitten and Smitten by Michelle Rowan, Forever. Print. #9
  8. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning, Delacorte. Print. #5
  9. 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber, Harlequin. Print. #4
  10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Hachette, Print. #10

FictionwiseFICTIONWISE (fictionwise.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer
Editions: eBooks only, though some books on the list may have print editions available elsewhere.
Formats/Devices Available: Sony Reader, Kindle (using unencrypted MultiFormat books and Mobipocket), MSReader, Adobe PDF, Mobipocket, Windows PC, Win CE (Palm Doc), Rocketbook, Franklin eBookMan, Hiebook, Symbian

  1. To Sir Phillip, with Love: The Epilogue II by Julia Quinn, HarperCollins. Print edition available.
  2. Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan, Penguin. Print. #1 on this list last week.
  3. Storm of Shadows by Christina Dodd, Penguin. Print. #2
  4. Wicked All Day by Liz Carlyle, Pocket. Print. #6
  5. Hot for the Holidays by Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast and Allyson James, Jove. Print. #8
  6. The Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands, HarperCollins. Print.
  7. Living on the Edge, Susan Mallery, Harlequin. Print. #7
  8. Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels, Harlequin. Print.
  9. Hael’s Fury by Viola Grace, eXtasy Books. eBook only.
  10. Diner Girl by Mary Malcolm, The Wild Rose Press. eBook only.

eHarlequinHARLEQUIN (eHarlequin.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Publisher.
Editions: Mixed. Sells books that are eBook only, as well as digital versions of print books.
Formats/Devices Available: Adobe PDF eBook, Microsoft eBook, Mobipocket.

  1. The Billionaire’s Bride of Innocence by Miranda Lee. Print. #8 on this list last week.
  2. The Greek Billionaire’s Innocent Princess by Chantelle Shaw. Print.
  3. The Christmas Love-Child by Jennie Lucas. Print.
  4. The Diakos Baby Scandal by Natalie Rivers. Print.
  5. After the Kiss by Michele Hauf. eBook only.
  6. Raffaele: Taming His Tempestuous Virgin by Sandra Marton. Print.
  7. Wedding at King’s Convenience by Maureen Child. Print.
  8. Bedded at the Billionaire’s Convenience by Cathy Williams. Print.
  9. Constantine’s Defiant Mistress by Sharon Kendrick. Print. #3
  10. Hot Boss, Wicked Nights by Anne Oliver. Print.

mbamlogoMY BOOKSTORE AND MORE (mybookstoreandmore.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer.
Editions: eBooks
Formats/Devices Available: Formats determined not by retailer, but by individual publisher. May included PDF, HTML, Mobipocket/Kindle, MSReader, Rocketbook, ePub.

  1. Coming Full Circle by Liz Andrews, Samhain. #6 on this list last week.
  2. Damned by Blood by Evie Byrne, Samhain.
  3. Lions’ Pride by Teresa Noelle Roberts, Samhain.
  4. Between Brothers by Lauren Gallagher, Champagne Books. #4
  5. Songbird by Maya Banks, Samhain. #5
  6. Cabin Fever by Alisha Rai, Samhain. #1
  7. Bound by Design by Natasha Moore, Samhain.
  8. Gone with the Monster by Lila Dubois, Samhain.
  9. Shoulda Been A Cowboy by Lorelei James, Samhain. #10
  10. Maison Domine by Skylar Kade, Samhain.

Lists are retrieved from the individual retailers’ or publishers’ own websites, and are not official reports. At this time, I can find no mainstream news media, such as Publishers Weekly or The New York Times, tracking bestsellers in eBook format. Lists are gathered on Wednesday and reflect the rankings at the time they were retrieved. Please be aware that each site uses its own methods to arrive at or update a bestseller list (i.e. daily, hourly, etc.) and that no Internet server is infallible. Sometimes glitches happen.

For sites that list print and ebooks in the same list, every effort is made to separate out and/or note ebook-only romances. As with Internet servers, human glitches have also been known to occur.

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This survey includes seven of the top eBook venues. The number of books shown for each site is the total that site classifies as romance on their main “browse all romance” page. Venues are listed in order of numbers of books.

Why Follow Inventory at eBook Retailers?

Inventory can be interpreted as a form of market reach. Liken it to WalMart. As much as you might prefer a smaller store for its atmosphere and more unique offerings, sooner or later a store with fewer items on its shelves isn’t going to have what you need. You may resist, standing by your favorite, but if you want something you want something, and you’ll go to the store that has it. You might even decide to switch stores permanently, or visit your old store less frequently.

That said, the exact nature of each retailer’s inventory is also a factor. In this analogy that might apply to the mix of publishers or eBook formats a store carries. For instance, ePub could overtake all other formats in terms of numbers of downloads, but not be available at the store with the largest inventory. Thus, in the end, the store without ePub might lose out.

Though B&N is this week’s winner in terms of percentages, it added only 80 new titles, while Amazon more than tripled that. What I would love to know is the source of new titles for each retailer, broken down into percentages (i.e. New York publishers, small presses, self-pubs, public domain books).

How much does the Kindle self-pub program add to Amazon’s romance inventory numbers? Is it a meaningful part of the equation, or does Amazon’s continued lead in eBooks available stem primarily from its position in the larger online marketplace?

Amazon.com (Kindle) 19,835 titles (19,576 last week) 1.32% increase (259 new titles)
Formats:
DTP format for the Kindle, iPhone, and iPod

All Romance eBooks 18,823 titles (18,728 last week) 0.51% increase (95 new titles)
Formats: Adobe PDF eBook, MSReader, HTML, Mobipocket, Palm DOC/iSolo, Franklin eBookMan, Hiebook, Rocketbook, Open eBook.

Books On Board 13,843 titles (13,670 last week) 1.26% increase (173 new titles)
Formats: ePub, Secure Adobe Editions (ADE), eReaders, MSReader, Mobipocket.

The eBook Store (Sony) 11,872 titles (11,821 last week) 0.43% increase (51 new titles)
Formats: EBL for Sony Reader and PC

Fictionwise 11,500 titles (11,456 last week) 0.38% increase (44 new titles)
Formats: Gemstar/Rocket eBooks, Adobe Reader, MobiPocket, MS Reader, eReader

eBooks.com 9,575 titles (9,502 last week) 0.77% increase (73 new titles)
Formats: MS Reader, Mobipocket Reader, Adobe Digital Editions

Barnes and Noble 4,654 titles (4,574 last week) 1.75% increase (80 new titles)
Formats: iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, PC, Mac

Note: In many cases, figures will include eBooks that also have print editions. Breaking out electronic-only editions from the totals isn’t feasible.

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Discovered some goodies this morning while putting together the week’s bestseller lists. Two recently added free reads for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

AccordingToJaneAccording to Jane by Marilyn Bryant

Publisher: Kensington
Subgenre: Contemporary Paranormal-ish, Jane Austen-inspired tale
Length: Novel
Formats: Kindle, iPhone, iPod

In Marilyn Brant’s smart, wildly inventive debut, one woman in search of herself receives advice from the ultimate expert in matters of the heart. . .

It begins one day in sophomore English class, just as Ellie Barnett’s teacher is assigning Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. From nowhere comes a quiet “tsk” of displeasure. The target: Sam Blaine, the cute bad boy who’s teasing Ellie mercilessly, just as he has since kindergarten. Entirely unbidden, as Jane might say, the author’s ghost has taken up residence in Ellie’s mind, and seems determined to stay there.

Jane’s wise and witty advice guides Ellie through the hell of adolescence and beyond, serving as the voice she trusts, usually far more than her own. Years and boyfriends come and go–sometimes a little too quickly, sometimes not nearly fast enough. But Jane’s counsel is constant, and on the subject of Sam, quite insistent. Stay away, Jane demands. He is your Mr. Wickham.

Still, everyone has something to learn about love–perhaps even Jane herself. And lately, the voice in Ellie’s head is being drowned out by another, urging her to look beyond everything she thought she knew and seek out her very own, very unexpected, happy ending. . .

Paradox1Paradox I by Rosemary Laurey and J.C. Wilder

Publisher: Samhain
Subgenre: Fantasy Romance, Red Hots
Length: Novellas
Formats: Kindle, iPhone, iPod

Fly With A Dragon by Rosemary Laurey

A virgin sacrifice, a not-so ravening dragon and a happy ever after.

Selected as the virgin sacrifice to the ravening dragon, Myfanwy awaits as Arragh, the fiery Dragon of Calder Bala, approaches across the sacred grove.

But Arragh comes not to destroy. Instead he carries Myfanwy off to his domain in the far mountains, and a fate far, far better than death.

Heart of the Raven by J.C. Wilder

Sold into slavery to an Overseer of the Realm, Dani is determined to win her freedom and make sure her heart is possessed by no man.

For Haaken, time is running out. A family curse already condemns him to the form of the Raven and when he can find the one woman meant for him, only then will he be free.

Too bad for both of them that this woman is determined to belong to no one…

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Each Wednesday, Kindling Romance posts a sampling of the bestseller lists in eBook romance culled from across the Internet. Both publisher and retailer-only websites are included, as are books that have print versions in addition to eBook format. Lists should be considered a snapshot of the rankings on each site at the time gathered. Live rankings are more fluid than old school print bestseller lists and may have changed by the time you read this.

Though they sometimes appear in bestseller lists, eBooks that are free to readers (List Price $0.00) are not included, as they are not actually for sale.**

Websites are listed in alphabetical order.

allromanceblogALL ROMANCE (allromanceebooks.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer
Editions: eBooks only, though some books on the list may have print editions available elsewhere.
Formats/Devices Available: Adobe PDF eBook, MSReader, HTML, Mobipocket, Palm DOC/iSolo, Franklin eBookMan, Hiebook, Rocketbook, Open eBook.

  1. Warrior’s Cross by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban, Dreamspinner Press. #1 on this list last week.
  2. Twisted Rose by Amber Kell, Literary Road. #8
  3. Slave to Shadows by Gavin Atlas, Excessica Publishing. #2
  4. Songbird by Maya Banks, Samhain. #5
  5. The Endowed by Tianna Xander, eXtasy Books. #3
  6. Unrequited by Abigail Roux, Dreamspinner Press.
  7. His Convenient Husband by J.L. Langley, Samhain.
  8. My Lupine Lover by Stormy Glenn, Siren Bookstrand. #7
  9. Far From Innocent by Arlene Knowell, Carnal Passions. #4
  10. Tabloid Star by T.A. Chase, Samhain. #9

AmazonKINDLE BOOKSTORE (amazon.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer
Editions: Mixed. Sells books that are eBook only, as well as digital versions of print books.
Formats/Devices Available: Kindle, iPhone, iPod

  1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Dell. Print edition available. (#5 in Kindle top sellers.**)
  2. Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas, Minotaur Books. Print edition available. (#9)
  3. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur, Dell. Print. (#13) #2 last week on this list.
  4. Dreamfeaver by Karen Marie Moning, Delacorte. Print. (#14) #1
  5. Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan, Berkely. Print. (#17) #4
  6. Dangerous Games by Keri Arthur, Dell. Print. (#28) #8
  7. Wicked All Day by Liz Carlyle, Pocket. Print. (#20)
  8. Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning, Delacorte. Print. (#22) #5
  9. 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber, Mira. Print. (#30) #7
  10. The Darkest Kiss by Keri Arthur, Dell. Print. (#32)

Barnes & NobleBARNES & NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer
Editions: eBooks and Print.
Formats/Devices Available: iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, PC, Mac

  1. An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, Dell. Print edition available. (#1 in B&N top sellers.**)
  2. The Darkest Prison by Gena Showalter, Harlequin. Print. (#18)
  3. Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan, Penguin. Print. (#22)
  4. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur, Dell. Print. (#23) #9 on this list last week.
  5. Heat Seeker by Lora Leigh, St. Martin’s Press. Print. (#24)
  6. Tempting Evil by Keri Arthur, Dell. Print. (#25)
  7. Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian, Dell. Print. (#26) #1
  8. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning, Delacorte. Print. (#27) #2
  9. Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Penguin. Print. (#28) #10
  10. Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn, HarperCollins. Print. (#29)

The eBook Store from SonySONY (ebookstore.sony.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer
Editions: eBooks only, though some books on the list may have print editions available elsewhere.
Formats/Devices Available: Sony Reader, Windows PC with EBL software, (no Mac Support).

  1. Hello Darkness by Sandra Brown, Simon & Schuster. Print edition available. #1 on this list last week.
  2. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory, Simon & Schuster. Print. #2
  3. Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan, Penguin. Print. #4
  4. 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber, Harlequin. Print. #5
  5. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning, Delacorte. Print. #3
  6. The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter, Harlequin. Print. #7
  7. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris, Penguin. Print. #6
  8. Pleasures: The Shadowdwellers by Jacqueline Frank, Kensington. Print. #9
  9. Bitten and Smitten by Michelle Rowan, Forever. Print.
  10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Hachette, Print.

FictionwiseFICTIONWISE (fictionwise.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer
Editions: eBooks only, though some books on the list may have print editions available elsewhere.
Formats/Devices Available: Sony Reader, Kindle (using unencrypted MultiFormat books and Mobipocket), MSReader, Adobe PDF, Mobipocket, Windows PC, Win CE (Palm Doc), Rocketbook, Franklin eBookMan, Hiebook, Symbian

  1. Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan, Penguin. Print.
  2. Storm of Shadows by Christina Dodd, Penguin. Print.
  3. Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts, Random House. Print. #4 on this list last week.
  4. The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter, Harlequin. Print. #1
  5. To Wed a Wicked Earl by Olivia Parker, HarperCollins. Print. #2
  6. Wicked All Day by Liz Carlyle, Pocket. Print.
  7. Living on the Edge, Susan Mallery, Harlequin. Print.
  8. Hot for the Holidays by Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast and Allyson James, Jove. Print.
  9. The Highlander’s Touch by Karen Marie Moning, Random House. Print. #5
  10. How to Tempt a Duke by Kasey Michaels, Harlequin. Print. #3

eHarlequinHARLEQUIN (eHarlequin.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Publisher.
Editions: Mixed. Sells books that are eBook only, as well as digital versions of print books.
Formats/Devices Available: Adobe PDF eBook, Microsoft eBook, Mobipocket.

  1. Triple Threat by Jennifer LaBrecque. Print.
  2. The Billionaire’s Bride of Convenience by Miranda Lee. Print. #3 on this list last week.
  3. Constantine’s Defiant Mistress by Sharon Kendrick. Print. #1
  4. Proud Revenge, Passionate Wedlock by Janette Kenny. Print. #8
  5. The Oilman’s Baby Bargain by Michelle Celmer. Print. #9
  6. Kept for Her Baby by Kate Walker. Print. #10
  7. The Latin Lover by Lucy Monroe and Trish Morey. Print. #4
  8. The Billionaire’s Bride of Innocence by Miranda Lee. Print.
  9. The Venetian’s Midnight Mistress by Carole Mortimer. Print.
  10. Bedding the Secret Heiress by Emilie Rose. Print.

mbamlogoMY BOOKSTORE AND MORE (mybookstoreandmore.com)

Retailer or Publisher: Retailer.
Editions: eBooks
Formats/Devices Available: Formats determined not by retailer, but by individual publisher. May included PDF, HTML, Mobipocket/Kindle, MSReader, Rocketbook, ePub.

  1. Cabin Fever by Alisha Rai, Samhain. #7 on this list last week.
  2. If You Believe by Crystal Jordan, Samhain. #8
  3. Primal Hunger by Sydney Somers, Samhain. #10
  4. Between Brothers by Lauren Gallagher, Champagne Books.
  5. Songbird by Maya Banks, Samhain. #1
  6. Coming Full Circle by Liz Andrews, Samhain.
  7. Rough Stock by Cat Johnson, Samhain. #3
  8. Demons are Forever by Wynne Hayworth, Samhain.
  9. His Convenient Husband by J. L. Langley, Samhain. #2
  10. Shoulda Been A Cowboy by Lorelei James, Samhain. #6

Lists are retrieved from the individual retailers’ or publishers’ own websites, and are not official reports. At this time, I can find no mainstream news media, such as Publishers Weekly or The New York Times, tracking bestsellers in eBook format. Lists are gathered on Wednesday and reflect the rankings at the time they were retrieved. Please be aware that each site uses its own methods to arrive at or update a bestseller list (i.e. daily, hourly, etc.) and that no Internet server is infallible. Sometimes glitches happen.

For sites that list print and ebooks in the same list, every effort is made to separate out and/or note ebook-only romances. As with Internet servers, human glitches have also been known to occur.

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Found on Twitter: this link to a novella from Kresley Cole, set within the world of her Immortals After Dark series.

Cole is a New York Times bestselling author with Pocket Books. Though I couldn’t find the original source page for this novella, the link below appears to work just fine. It leads to a PDF, which includes a 100+ page novella, and several excerpts from Cole’s other books. Enjoy!

kresleycoleThe Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole

Subgenre: Historical Romance, Paranormal
Length: 291 pages (total length of download)
Formats: Adobe PDF
Author’s Website: http://kresleycole.com

Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he takes no breaths, has no heartbeat, and is consequently weaker than fully-blooded vampires. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.

Myst is known throughout the Lore as the most beautiful Valkyrie, part chillingly fierce warrior, part beguiling seductress who can “make you want her even as she’s killing you.” She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment one—for with Wroth’s heartbeat comes consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her.

She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience first hand the agonizing, unending lust she’d purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him?

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This survey includes seven of the top eBook venues. The number of books shown for each site is the total that site classifies as romance on their main “browse all romance” page. Venues are listed in order of numbers of books.

Another quiet week in eBook retailer inventory…

While the big eBook story this week happened in the thriller/mystery genre with Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol making eBook history when its Kindle edition outsold the print version at Amazon.com, happenings in the romance sector were decidedly quiet. None of the retailers on the list broke the 1% mark in new titles added to their inventories, which is not unexpected in the middle of the month. eBooks.com added no new titles, while All Romance added the most at 111. On a percentage basis, Fictionwise was the week’s winner, increasing its inventory by 0.85%.

Amazon.com (Kindle) 19,576 titles (19,477 last week) 0.51% increase (99 new titles)
Formats:
DTP format for the Kindle, iPhone, and iPod

All Romance eBooks 18,728 titles (18,617 last week) 0.6% increase (111 new titles)
Formats: Adobe PDF eBook, MSReader, HTML, Mobipocket, Palm DOC/iSolo, Franklin eBookMan, Hiebook, Rocketbook, Open eBook.

Books On Board 13,670 titles (13,620 last week) 0.37% increase (50 new titles)
Formats: ePub, Secure Adobe Editions (ADE), eReaders, MSReader, Mobipocket.

The eBook Store (Sony) 11,821 titles (11,786 last week) 0.3% increase (35 new titles)
Formats: EBL for Sony Reader and PC

Fictionwise 11,456 titles (11,359 last week) 0.85% increase (97 new titles)
Formats: Gemstar/Rocket eBooks, Adobe Reader, MobiPocket, MS Reader, eReader

eBooks.com 9,502 titles (9,502 last week) 0.0% increase (0 new titles)
Formats: MS Reader, Mobipocket Reader, Adobe Digital Editions

Barnes and Noble 4,574 titles (4,540 last week) 0.75% increase (34 new titles)
Formats: iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, PC, Mac

Note: In many cases, figures will include eBooks that also have print editions. Breaking out electronic-only editions from the totals isn’t feasible.

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In an encouraging sign for the future of eBooks, the Kindle book of  bestseller is outselling the print version at Amazon.com. Dan Brown’s new title, The Lost Symbol, an action mystery about Freemasons in Washington D.C., is flying off the virtual shelves.

The news comes via Bookseller.com, which quotes Kindle eBook guru Stephen Windwalker:

Maybe that isn’t the biggest story of 2009 in the world of reading. But I am having trouble imagining what could be bigger.

The news is especially impressive given that Brown’s latest novel set one-day sales records yesterday for publisher Random House , selling more than any other of their previous titles in the U.S. and U.K.

I wonder when that latest Nora Roberts or Christine Feehan might do the same, with eBook sales blowing away print? Though there are still more male book buyers downloading eBooks than female buyers, which might explain Brown’s book as being the first to reach this milestone, my guess is that it won’t be that long, before a romance novel achieves this feat.

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