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