Film Drives Hachette’s Lone Survivor to No. 1
The release of the film Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, has helped drive the ebook of the same title to No. 1 on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. Readers snapped up Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 for $3.99.
Film tie-ins have been big for ebooks this year, even on this week’s list. The No. 2 best-selling ebook is Divergent by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins). The film based on the book doesn’t come out until March. Lone Survivor came out on Christmas Day.
Other ebooks on the list with related films are The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Penguin Random House, No. 10), Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic, No. 18), The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (Hachette, No. 20, currently in development for a 2015 release), and Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (HarperCollins, No. 24).
Meanwhile, the average price of a best-selling ebook is now $6.00, down from $6.33 two weeks ago, the last time it was measured (note, the DBW Ebook Best-Seller list wasn’t published last week do to the Digital Book World 2014 conference).
Editor’s note: There is no previous week’s rank and no “change” from previous week’s rank because the list was not published the previous week.
|1||Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10||Marcus Luttrell||Hachette||3.99||N/A|
|2||Divergent (Divergent Series)||Veronica Roth||HarperCollins||4.66||N/A|
|3||Insurgent (Divergent Series)||Veronica Roth||HarperCollins||6.99||N/A|
|4||Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War||Robert M. Gates||Penguin Random House||11.99||N/A|
|6||The Goldfinch||Donna Tartt||Hachette||7.50||N/A|
|7||Sycamore Row||John Grisham||Penguin Random House||6.49||N/A|
|8||Gone Girl: A Novel||Gillian Flynn||Penguin Random House||6.49||N/A|
|9||The Husband’s Secret||Liane Moriarty||Penguin Random House||5.99||N/A|
|10||The Book Thief||Markus Zusak||Penguin Random House||4.99||N/A|
|11||The Fault in Our Stars||John Green||Penguin Random House||5.13||N/A|
|12||The Rosie Project: A Novel||Graeme Simsion||Simon & Schuster||1.99||N/A|
|13||The Invention of Wings: A Novel||Sue Monk Kidd||Penguin Random House||11.99||N/A|
|14||Where Are You Now?: A Novel||Mary Higgins Clark||Simon & Schuster||6.83||N/A|
|15||Fear Nothing: A Detective D.D. Warren Novel (Detective D. D. Warren)||Lisa Gardner||Penguin Random House||11.99||N/A|
|16||Command Authority (A Jack Ryan Novel)||Tom Clancy; Mark Greaney||Penguin Random House||5.99||N/A|
|17||Wait for You||J. Lynn||HarperCollins||0.99||N/A|
|18||Mockingjay (The Hunger Games Book #3)||Suzanne Collins||Scholastic||6.98||N/A|
|19||Cross My Heart (Alex Cross)||James Patterson||Hachette||7.50||N/A|
|20||The Longest Ride||Nicholas Sparks||Hachette||6.49||N/A|
|21||Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel||Janet Evanovich||Penguin Random House||6.49||N/A|
|22||Innocence: A Novel||Dean Koontz||Penguin Random House||6.49||N/A|
|23||War Brides||Helen Bryan||Amazon||1.99||N/A|
|24||Twelve Years a Slave||Solomon Northup||HarperCollins||0.99||N/A|
|25||When I Found You||Catherine Ryan Hyde||Amazon||1.99||N/A|
* 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 ebook pricing. Methodology available here.
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