DBW E-Book Bestsellers: ‘Unbroken’ Holds No. 1 Spot on E-Book Best-Seller List as Average Price Rises

    by Rich Bellis
    January 16, 2015
    Photo by ActuaLitté on Flickr and used here with Creative Commons license.

    unbrokenNot much has changed between this week’s e-book best-seller list and last’s, with few titles making any big leaps or taking any deep spills.

    Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken” heads into its second week at No. 1 as the Angelina Jolie-directed film adaptation tops $102 million at the box office.

    "Earlier this week Publishers Lunch reported Simon & Schuster and Macmillan have both begun exercising the recently regained right to set their own prices on e-books sold through Amazon. "

    Earlier this week Publishers Lunch reported Simon & Schuster and Macmillan have both begun exercising the recently regained right to set their own prices on e-books sold through Amazon. Since this week’s roundup encompasses the week ending on the 10th, it might not reflect that return to agency e-book pricing.


    At all events, there’s only one title by either of those publishers within the week’s top 25, Anthony Doerr’s Simon & Schuster-published book “All the Light We Cannot See.”

    The average price of a best-selling e-book nevertheless took an upturn this week, from $4.36 to $5.52.

    E-book best-sellers from the week ending 1/9:

    1. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” Laura Hillenbrand, Penguin Random House, $4.99
    2. “Gone Girl: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $4.99
    3. “Big Little Lies,” Liane Moriarty, Penguin Random House, $3.99
    4. “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,” Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, HarperCollins, $2.50
    5. “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” Cheryl Strayed, Penguin Random House, $6.15
    6. “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel,” Anthony Doerr, Simon & Schuster, $6.99
    7. “Divergent,” Veronica Roth, HarperCollins, $2.99
    8. “The Maze Runner,” James Dashner, Penguin Random House, $1.99
    9. “Insurgent (Divergent Series Book 2),” Veronica Roth, HarperCollins, $6.99
    10. “Dark Places: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $2.99

    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.

    Tagged: amazon bestsellers bestsellers list dbw digital book world digital publishing macmillan simon & schuster

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