Raft of New Fall Releases Debut as E-Book Best-Sellers; No Easy Day, Gone Girl and Fifty Shades Still Own Top of List

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The top five e-book best-sellers last week were exactly the same as the week before: Penguin’s No Easy Day leads the pack, followed by Random House’s Gone Girl and the three Fifty Shades books.

Despite the static nature of the leading books on the list, a raft of titles that debuted last week made the list for the first time.

Random House’s A Wanted Man by Lee Child debuted at No. 6, no doubt buoyed by robust sales the past four weeks for Deep Down, a short by Lee Child released by Random House priced at $1.99 and designed to tease last week’s release. Penguin’s Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb debuted on the list at No. 13 and Simon & Schuster’s The Price of Politics by Bob Woodward debuted at No. 18.

One notable back-list title shot up the list: Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis, an Hachette release from Oct. 2010. Its rise was due to a price drop to $0.99.

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. 15:

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 9/15/12
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price** Change
1 (1) No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden Mark Owen; Kevin Maurer Penguin  $   12.99
2 (2) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Random House  $   12.99
3 (3) Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three Of The Fifty Shades Trilogy E. L. James Random House  $    9.99
4 (4) Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy E. L. James Random House  $    9.99
5 (5) Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy E. L. James Random House  $    9.99
6 (n/a) A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel Lee Child Random House  $   13.99 New
7 (6) Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) Suzanne Collins Scholastic  $    5.99 -1
8 (7) Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) Suzanne Collins Scholastic  $    5.99 -1
9 (8) The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) Suzanne Collins Scholastic  $    5.00 -1
10 (10) Zoo James Patterson; Michael Ledwidge Hachette  $   12.99
11 (n/a) Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor Series #1) Jill Shalvis Hachette  $    0.99 New
12 (9) Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel Sylvia Day Penguin  $    7.99 -3
13 (n/a) Delusion in Death J. D. Robb Penguin  $   14.99 New
14 (12) The Light Between Oceans: A Novel ML Stedman Simon & Schuster  $   11.99 -2
15 (n/a) The Time Keeper Mitch Albom Hyperion  $    9.50 New
16 (11) Last to Die: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel Tess Gerritsen Random House  $   12.99 -5
17 (n/a) The Tombs (Fargo Adventure Series #4) Thomas Perry; Clive Cussler Penguin  $   12.99 New
18 (n/a) The Price of Politics Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster  $   14.99 New
19 (16) The Inn at Rose Harbor: A Novel Debbie Macomber Random House  $   12.99 -3
20 (15) Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed E. L. James Random House  $   29.99 -5
21 (17) Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story Lee Child Random House  $    1.99 -4
22 (14) Where We Belong Emily Giffin Macmillan  $   12.99 -8
23 (18) Our Husband (a humorous romantic mystery) Stephanie Bond NeedtoRead Books  $    0.99 -5
24 (22) Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel Sylvia Day Penguin  $    9.99 -2
25 (n/a) The Perfect Hope: Book Three of the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy Nora Roberts Penguin  $    9.99 New

* 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. 15:

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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