No Easy Day Tops E-Book Best-Seller List as Release Approaches

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Penguin’s highly anticipated No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden leapfrogged all three books in the Fifty Shades trilogy and last week’s No. 1 best-selling e-book Gone Girl to take the top spot on our list this week — the last full week before its official release on Sept. 11.

Since it came to light that Penguin would publish an account of the raid written anonymously by a Navy SEAL who had been there, the book has been all over the news.

First, the anonymous soldier who was writing under the pen name Mark Owen was outed by Fox News as Matt Bissonnette, 36, of Wrangell, Alaska.

Once outed, Bissonnette was threatened with possible legal action by the Pentagon, which claimed that he violated a non-disclosure agreement he signed by sharing potentially sensitive information about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

And last night, he appeared on weekly news magazine show 60 Minutes to take viewers through the raid beat by beat.

As they say, there’s no such thing as bad publicity — and the proof’s in the pudding for No Easy Day, following up several weeks of all kinds of publicity with a No. 1 e-book ranking.

In other news, Fifty Shades continues to slip slightly, making room for fall’s big releases.

See last week’s top-25 best-selling e-books here.

See the rest of the the best-seller lists for the week ending Sept. 8:

Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $10.00 and Above
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $8.00 – $9.99
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $3.00 – $7.99
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $0.00 – $2.99

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Top 25 E-Book Best-Sellers
Week Ending 9/8/12
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price** Change
1 (6) No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden Mark Owen; Kevin Maurer Penguin      12.99 +5
2 (1) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Random House      12.99 -1
3 (2) Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy E. L. James Random House        9.99 -1
4 (3) Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy E. L. James Random House        9.99 -1
5 (4) Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy E. L. James Random House        9.99 -1
6 (8) Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) Suzanne Collins Scholastic        5.99 +2
7 (5) Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) Suzanne Collins Scholastic        5.99 -2
8 (7) The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) Suzanne Collins Scholastic        5.00 -1
9 (9) Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel Sylvia Day Penguin        7.99
10 (n/a) Zoo James Patterson; Michael Ledwidge Hachette      14.99 New
11 (n/a) Last to Die: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel Tess Gerritsen Random House      13.99 New
12 (12) The Light Between Oceans: A Novel ML Stedman Simon & Schuster      11.99
13 (10) The Boy in the Suitcase Lene Kaaberbol; Agnete Friis Soho Press        1.39 -3
14 (11) Where We Belong Emily Giffin Macmillan      12.99 -3
15 (14) Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed E. L. James Random House      29.99 -1
16 (13) The Inn at Rose Harbor: A Novel Debbie Macomber Random House      12.99 -3
17 (15) Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story Lee Child Random House        1.99 -2
18 (n/a) Our Husband (a humorous romantic mystery) Stephanie Bond NeedtoRead Books        0.99 New
19 (16) Black List: A Thriller Brad Thor Simon & Schuster      12.99 -3
20 (n/a) The Ugly Duchess (Happily Ever After…) Eloisa James HarperCollins        6.99 New
21 (n/a) A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five George R.R. Martin Random House      14.99 New
22 (n/a) Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel Sylvia Day Penguin        9.99 New
23 (22) Beautiful Disaster Jamie McGuire Simon & Schuster        7.99 -1
24 (n/a) Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days) Susan Ee Amazon        2.99 New
25 (20) The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch) Michael Connelly Hachette        2.99 -5

* Previous week’s list rank in parentheses.
** Price reflects minimum price across all retailers throughout the week. Price may vary between retailers and may change throughout the week. Contact Iobyte Solutions for more information on e-book pricing.
Methodology available here.

See the rest of the the best-seller lists for the week ending Sept. 8:

Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $10.00 and Above
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $8.00 – $9.99
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $3.00 – $7.99
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $0.00 – $2.99

Read and comment on our methodology.

 

 

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