DBW E-book Bestsellers: ‘Gone Girl’ Still Leads the List, as Average Prices Drop

    by Rich Bellis
    October 23, 2014
    Photo by ActuaLitté on Flickr and used here with Creative Commons license.

    gonegirl-flynnWhat a difference a week makes.

    Not for Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl,” which enters its fifth week at the top of the E-book Best-Seller List, but for the average price of a best-selling e-book, which drops from $8.39 last week down to $6.91, after several weeks when higher-priced e-books had performed remarkably well.

    "As the Ebola crisis remains in the news, Richard Preston’s best-selling 1995 title "The Hot Zone" also makes an appearance on this week’s list."

    This week also finds Penelope Ward’s self-published “Stepbrother Dearest” joined by a second self-published title, “Ruin: Part 1,” by Deborah Bladon, which retails for $0.99.


    As the Ebola crisis remains in the news, Richard Preston’s best-selling 1995 title “The Hot Zone” also makes an appearance on this week’s list.

    E-book best-sellers from the week ending 10/18:

    1. “Gone Girl: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $4.99
    2. “Leaving Time: A Novel,” Jody Picoult, Penguin Random House, $4.99
    3. “Gray Mountain: A Novel,” John Grisham, Penguin Random House, $11.99
    4. “The Best of Me,” Nicholas Sparks, Hachette, $5.99
    5. “The Heroes of Olympus (The Blood of Olympus Book 5),” Rick Riordan, Hachette, $8.99
    6. “Stepbrother Dearest,” Penelope Ward, self-published, $3.99
    7. “Deadline (A Virgil Flowers Book 8),” John Sanford, Penguin Random House, $11.99
    8. “Burn (Michael Bennett Book 7),” James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, Hachette, $4.99
    9. “Dark Places: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $4.99
    10. “Captivated by You (Crossfire Book 4),” Sylvia Day, Penguin Random House, $7.99

    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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