‘Gone Girl’ Holds Steady Atop Ebook Best-Seller List as Media Tie-Ins Predominate

bestofme__140517120750Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn hangs onto its spot at the top of this week’s Ebook Best-Seller List ahead of the hotly anticipated film adaptation due out in theaters this Friday.

Last week we noted that twelve, or just under half, of the top-25 best-selling ebooks were affiliated with a movie or TV adaptation. That share rises this week to thirteen, with the addition of The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks, a movie adaptation of which is on track for an October 17 release. (The Three Roosevelts is not in fact the book on which the Ken Burns-produced PBS film is based, but it seems likely the Grove/Atlantic title is getting a boost from it.)

Higher-priced ebooks fare well on this week’s rankings, with Personal by Lee Child climbing an additional spot despite its $10.99 price tag. Three additional titles priced above the $10-mark remain within the top ten–the same number as last week.

Their performance, plus the new appearance of an $11.99 John Grisham novel, Gray Mountain, contribute to raising the average price of a best-selling ebook this week to $7.57, up $0.31 from last week’s $7.26.


Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 9/27/14
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change
1 (1) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House       $7.99
2 (3) Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel Lee Child Penguin Random House     $10.99 +1
3 (n/a) Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General Bill O’Reilly; Martin Dugard Macmillan       $9.99 New
4 (2) Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy Book 3) Ken Follett Penguin Random House     $11.99 -2
5 (5) Outlander: A Novel Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House       $4.99
6 (4) The Maze Runner James Dashner Penguin Random House       $5.99 -2
7 (7) Captivated By You (Crossfire Book 4) Sylvia Day Penguin Random House       $7.99
8 (6) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House     $10.99 -2
9 (9) Mean Streak Sandra Brown Hachette     $12.99
10 (8) If I Stay Gayle Forman Penguin Random House       $4.99 -2
11 (n/a) The Best of Me Nicholas Sparks Hachette       $7.99 New
12 (14) Private Down Under James Patterson; Michael White Hachette       $6.49 +2
13 (15) Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander Book 2) Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House       $4.99 +2
14 (12) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House       $7.46 -2
15 (13) This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel Jonathan Tropper Penguin Random House       $7.99 -2
16 (24) The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner Book 2) James Dashner Penguin Random House       $5.64 +8
17 (11) Festive in Death J. D. Robb Penguin Random House     $11.99 -6
18 (17) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins       $6.99 -1
19 (16) The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Donna Tartt Hachette       $6.99 -3
20 (n/a) Gray Mountain: A Novel John Grisham Penguin Random House     $11.99 New
21 (n/a) The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America James MacGregor Burns Grove/Atlantic       $1.99 New
22 (20) Dark Places: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House       $4.99 -2
23 (23) Voyager (Outlander Book 3) Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House       $4.99
24 (n/a) Night Moves Nora Roberts Harlequin       $4.99 New
25 (19) Where She Went (If I Stay Book 2) Gayle Forman Penguin Random House       $4.99 -6

* 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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