DBW E-Book Bestsellers: ‘The Girl on the Train’ Extends Lead; E-Book Prices Creep Up

by Rich Bellis
February 27, 2015
Photo by ActuaLitté on Flickr and used here with Creative Commons license.

The-Girl-on-the-Train-200x300Paula Hawkins’s “The Girl on the Train” is settling into its fourth week at the top of the E-book Best-Seller List, seemingly immune from the game of musical chairs other best-selling titles appear to be playing.

Many of those, including “Wild,” “Gone Girl,” “American Sniper,” “Unbroken” and the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy — all three titles of which hit the top 25 for the first time since reappearing three weeks before the film release — are movie tie-ins, likely buoyed this past week by the run-up to Sunday night’s Oscars.

"Paula Hawkins’s "The Girl on the Train" is settling into its fourth week at the top of the E-book Best-Seller List, seemingly immune from the game of musical chairs other best-selling titles appear to be playing."

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The average price of a bestseller continues its upward climb, from $6.89 last week to $7.21.

E-book bestsellers from the week ending 2/21:

  1. “The Girl on the Train: A Novel,” Paula Hawkins, Penguin Random House, $8.99
  2. “Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy Book 3),” E.L. James, Penguin Random House, $4.99
  3. “Gone Girl: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $4.00
  4. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” E.L. James, Penguin Random House, $2.99
  5. “Big Little Lies,” Liane Moriarty, Penguin Random House, $3.99
  6. “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,” Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, HarperCollins, $4.00
  7. “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel,” Anthony Doerr, Simon & Schuster, $11.99
  8. “The Nightingale,” Kristin Hannah, Macmillan, $12.99
  9. “Obsession in Death,” J. D. Robb, Penguin Random House, $10.49
  10. “A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel,” Anne Tyler, Penguin Random House, $10.00

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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