‘Gone Girl’ Still Leads Ebook Best-Seller List as Average Price Plummets

gone girlWhat a difference a week makes.

Not for Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, which enters its fifth week at the top of the Ebook Best-Seller List, but for the average price of a best-selling ebook, which drops from $8.39 last week down to $6.91, after several weeks when higher-priced ebooks had performed remarkably well.

This week also finds Penelope Ward’s self-published Stepbrother Dearest joined by a second self-published title, Ruin: Part 1 by Deborah Bladon, which retails for $0.99.

As the Ebola crisis remains in the news, Richard Preston’s best-selling 1995 title The Hot Zone also makes an appearance on this week’s list.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 10/18/14
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price** Change
1 (1) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    4.99
2 (n/a) Leaving Time: A Novel Jodi Picoult Penguin Random House  $    4.99 New
3 (10) Gray Mountain: A Novel John Grisham Penguin Random House  $  11.99 +7
4 (3) The Best of Me Nicholas Sparks Hachette  $    5.99 -1
5 (2) The Heroes of Olympus (Blood of Olympus Book 5) Rick Riordan Hachette  $    8.99 -3
6 (4) Stepbrother Dearest Penelope Ward Self-published  $    3.99 -2
7 (5) Deadline (A Virgil Flowers Novel Book 8) John Sandford Penguin Random House  $  11.99 -2
8 (6) Burn (Michael Bennett Book 7) James Patterson; Michael Ledwidge Hachette  $    4.99 -2
9 (11) Dark Places: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    4.99 -2
10 (14) Captivated by You (Crossfire Book 4) Sylvia Day Penguin Random House  $    7.99 +4
11 (8) Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General Bill O’Reilly; Martin Dugard Macmillan  $    9.99 -3
12 (7) Outlander: A Novel Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House  $    4.99 -5
13 (12) Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel Lee Child Penguin Random House  $  10.99 -1
14 (9) The Maze Runner James Dashner Penguin Random House  $    5.79 -5
15 (n/a) Blood Magick (Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Book 3) Nora Roberts Penguin Random House  $    6.99 New
16 (19) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $  10.99 -3
17 (n/a) Ruin: Part 1 Deborah Bladon Self-published  $    0.99 New
18 (n/a) The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus Richard Preston Penguin Random House  $    4.99 New
19 (18) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House  $    7.40 -1
20 (13) Edge of Eternity: Book Three of The Century Trilogy Ken Follett Penguin Random House  $  11.99 -7
21 (22) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins  $    6.99 +1
22 (21) A Good Marriage Stephen King Simon & Schuster  $    4.74 -1
23 (16) Not That Kind of Girl Lena Dunham Penguin Random House  $    4.99 -7
24 (17) Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander Series #2) Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House  $    4.99 -7
25 (n/a) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr Simon & Schuster  $    4.99 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.

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