[Update, I have a new version of this post that compares Agency vs Non-Agency books]
Below are some statistics about all the genres being monitored, it is grouped into ALL the books, the books that only had 1 publisher during the timeframe, and the books listed as being published by Amazon.
It is interesting that the small publishers & the books published without listing a publisher dominate the numbers for all the genres. Eventually I will try and get a listing of the Agency 6 imprints so that we can compare them. Spot checking some of the individual genre publishing reports, I think that they average slightly higher, but still fall under 9.99 for most books. Where they do seem to be higher is the newer, higher value releases, which makes since given their strategy of extracting the most revenue from books as they can.
|Category & Genre||Number of Books||Minimum Price||Mean(average) price||Median (mid point) price||Mode (most common) price||Maximum Price|
|All Science Fiction||2605||0.00||4.40||2.99||0.99||45.99|
|Small Publishers Science Fiction||592||0.00||4.35||3.42||2.99||45.99|
|Amazon Science Fiction||821||0.00||3.28||2.99||0.99||29.95|
|Small Publishers Fantasy||651||0.00||4.00||2.99||0.99||35.99|
|All Mystery & Thrillers||3641||0.00||5.04||3.99||0.99||59.99|
|Small Publishers Mystery & Thrillers||919||0.00||4.74||3.99||2.99||59.99|
|Amazon Mystery & Thrillers||1246||0.00||3.74||2.99||2.99||34.95|
|Small Publishers Romance||567||0.00||4.46||3.49||2.99||18.00|
|Small Publishers Horror||622||0.99||3.65||2.99||0.99||12.26|
|All Children's Chapter Books||3587||0.00||4.63||3.50||2.99||51.00|
|Small Publishers Children's Chapter Books||612||0.00||4.44||3.00||2.99||31.20|
|Amazon Children's Chapter Books||1410||0.00||3.41||2.99||2.99||51.00|