DBW E-book Bestsellers: Big-Name Authors Storm the Best-Seller List

    by Rich Bellis
    November 20, 2014
    Photo by ActuaLitté on Flickr and used here with Creative Commons license.

    RevivalThis week sees a number of changes on the e-book best-seller list, beginning right at the very top.

    Stephen King’s new novel “Revival” knocks John Grisham’s “Gray Mountain” down a peg to No. 2, after the latter spent two weeks at No. 1.

    "...Although nearly half of the e-books within the top ten are appearing on the list for the first time this week, they’re all by veteran authors with traditional publishers."

    Grisham and King are among the best-known and best-selling authors in the world, and although nearly half of the e-books within the top ten are appearing on the list for the first time this week, they’re all by veteran authors with traditional publishers.


    Joining King are Nora Roberts, Tess Gerritsen and Patricia Cornwell. (Two other new debuts on this week’s list come from celebrity author Andy Cohen and Jeff Kinney, author of the popular “Wimpy Kid” series.)

    That’s after a series of weeks when self-published authors had made a considerable splash, even after the average price of a best-selling e-book began to climb. Deborah Bladon’s “Ruin” trilogy — each title of which costs $0.99 — hangs on, but those are the only self-published e-books remaining on this week’s list.

    This week, the average price of a bestseller increases further still, from $7.63 to $7.82.


    E-book best-sellers from the week ending 11/15:

    1. “Revival: A Novel,” Stephen King, Simon & Schuster, $12.74
    2. “Gray Mountain: A Novel,” John Grisham, Penguin Random House, $10.99
    3. “The Burning Room (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 19),” Michael Connelly, Hachette, $9.99
    4. “Gone Girl: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $7.99
    5. “A Will and a Way,” Nora Roberts, HarperCollins, $0.99
    6. “Ice Cold: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel,” Tess Gerritsen, Penguin Random House, $1.99
    7. “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel,” Anthony Doerr, Simon & Schuster, $6.99
    8. “Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel (Scarpetta Series Book 22),” Patricia Cornwell, HarperCollins, $12.99
    9. “Leaving Time: A Novel,” Jody Picoult, Penguin Random House, $10.99
    10. “Blood Magick (Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Book 3),” Nora Roberts, $6.99

    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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