The book has been aided by the feature film of the same name, which has grossed more than $100 million worldwide and has become one of 2014′s most profitable movies.
The e-book is also being propelled by a low price. Readers snapped it up last week at $4.99.
Meanwhile, the average price of a bestselling e-book has edged up to $7.52, up from $6.96 last week. Throughout this calendar year, the average price of a bestselling e-book has been between $6.00 and $8.00. When it comes to high-priced e-books on this week’s bestseller list, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster lead the way; they are the only two publishers with titles priced above $10 this week.
E-book bestsellers from the week ending 7/12:
1. “The Fault in Our Stars”, John Green, Penguin Random House, $4.99
2. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption”, Laura Hillenbrand, Penguin Random House, $4.99
3. “Act of War: A Thriller”, Brad Thor, Simon & Schuster, $12.99
4. “Invisible”, James Patterson; David Ellis, Hachette, $8.99
5. “The Goldfinch: A Novel”, Donna Tartt, Hachette, $6.99
6. “Gone Girl: A Novel”, Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $8.52
7. “Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel”, Janet Evanovich, Penguin Random House, $10.99
8. “The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Series #2)”, Robert Galbraith, Hachette, $8.99
9. “Chill Factor: A Novel”, Sandra Brown, Simon & Schuster, $1.99
10. “Orphan Train: A Novel”, Christina Baker Kline, HarperCollins, $6.99
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