DBW E-Book Bestsellers: Movies Boost ‘American Sniper,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ E-Books

    by Rich Bellis
    February 6, 2015
    Photo by ActuaLitté on Flickr and used here with Creative Commons license.

    50ShadesofGreyCoverArtWith a hotly anticipated film adaptation of the E.L. James bestseller ready to hit theaters this Valentine’s Day, two titles in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy return to the E-Book Best-Seller List.

    The eponymous first book of the series as well as its third installment, “Fifty Shades Freed,” slide into the No. 18 and No. 21 spots, respectively.

    "With a hotly anticipated film adaptation of the E.L. James bestseller ready to hit theaters this Valentine’s Day, two titles in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy return to the E-Book Best-Seller List."

    If recent history is any guide, those titles may very well climb the ranks should the movie adaptation perform well.


    Just last week saw two different e-book editions of “American Sniper” score places on the Best-Seller List, including No. 1, as the Bradley Cooper movie based on the title cleaned up at the box office.

    The average price of a bestseller is up from $6.30 to $6.67 this week.

    E-book best-sellers from the week ending 1/31:

    1. “The Girl on the Train: A Novel,” Paula Hawkins, Penguin Random House, $6.11
    2. “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,” Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, HarperCollins, $5.86
    3. “Gone Girl: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $4.99
    4. “Big Little Lies,” Liane Moriarty, Penguin Random House, $3.99
    5. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” Laura Hillenbrand, Penguin Random House, $4.99
    6. “Private Vegas,” James Patterson; Maxine Paetro, Hachette, $10.12
    7. “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel,” Anthony Doerr, Simon & Schuster, $11.99
    8. “Dark Places: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $2.99
    9. “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” Cheryl Strayed, Penguin Random House, $6.15
    10. “The Escape (John Puller Series Book 3),” David Baldacci, Hachette, $9.99

    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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