DBW E-book Bestsellers: ‘Gone Girl’ Holds Steady as Media Tie-Ins Predominate

    by Rich Bellis
    October 1, 2014
    Photo by ActuaLitté on Flickr and used here with Creative Commons license.

    killingpatton“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn hangs onto its spot at the top of this week’s E-book Best-Seller List ahead of the hotly anticipated film adaptation due out in theaters this Friday.

    Last week we noted that twelve, or just under half, of the top-25 best-selling e-books were affiliated with a movie or TV adaptation. That share rises this week to thirteen, with the addition of “The Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks, a movie adaptation of which is on track for an October 17 release. (“The Three Roosevelts” is not in fact the book on which the Ken Burns-produced PBS film is based, but it seems likely the Grove/Atlantic title is getting a boost from it.)

    Higher-priced e-books fare well on this week’s rankings, with “Personal” by Lee Child climbing an additional spot despite its $10.99 price tag. Three additional titles priced above the $10-mark remain within the top ten–the same number as last week.


    Their performance, plus the new appearance of an $11.99 John Grisham novel, “Gray Mountain,” contribute to raising the average price of a best-selling e-book this week to $7.57, up $0.31 from last week’s $7.26.

    E-book best-sellers from the week ending 9/27:

    1. “Gone Girl: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $7.99
    2. “Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel,” Lee Child, Penguin Random House, $10.99
    3. “Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General,” Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Macmillan, $9.99
    4. “Edge of Eternity (Century Trilogy Book 1),” Ken Follett, Penguin Random House, $11.99
    5. “Outlander: A Novel,” Diana Gabaldon, Penguin Random House, $4.99
    6. “The Maze Runner,” James Dashner, Penguin Random House, $5.99
    7. “Captivated By You (Crossfire Book 4),” Sylvia Day, Penguin Random House, $7.99
    8. “Big Little Lies,” Liane Moriarty, Penguin Random House, $10.99
    9. “Mean Streak,” Sandra Brown, Hachette, $12.99
    10. “If I Stay,” Gayle Forman, Penguin Random House, $4.99

    See the complete list of this week’s top 25 e-book bestsellers at Digital Book World.


    Rich Bellis writes for Digital Book World, where this article originally appeared.

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