Penguin Random House Ebooks Dominate Best-Seller List During Holiday Shopping Season

laura hillenbrand unbroken seabiscuit angelina joliePenguin Random House has had a strong year on the ebook best-seller list overall, and it’s heading to a strong finish, too.

This week, thirteen–or just over half–of the top-25 best-selling ebooks belong to Penguin Random House.

One of them is Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, which shoots to No. 1 as a film adaptation, directed by Angelina Jolie, prepares to hit theaters this Christmas. The past year has amply demonstrated the power of media tie-ins to boost sales of best-selling ebooks, a phenomenon that Unbroken appears to prove once more.

The average price of a best-selling ebook climbs up to $5.96, from $5.61 last week, after slipping dramatically the week before the Black Friday shopping period kicked off.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 12/13/14
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change
1 (3) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Penguin Random House  $    2.99 +2
2 (4) The Escape (John Puller Series Book 3) David Baldacci Hachette  $   10.99 +2
3 (5) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    2.99 +2
4 (7) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed Penguin Random House  $    3.99 +3
5 (2) The Burning Room (Harry Bosch Series Book 19) Michael Connelly Hachette  $    3.99 -3
6 (6) Hope to Die (Alex Cross Series Book 22) James Patterson Hachette  $    9.99
7 (9) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    3.99 +2
8 (8) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr Simon & Schuster  $    6.99
9 (1) Gray Mountain: A Novel John Grisham Penguin Random House  $    9.99 -8
10 (n/a) The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic (P.S.) Hazel Gaynor HarperCollins  $    0.99 New
11 (11) Dark Places: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    2.99
12 (10) Captivated by You (Crossfire Series Book 4) Sylvia Day Penguin Random House  $    7.99 -2
13 (18) Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect (Jack Ryan Series Book 10) Mark Greaney Penguin Random House  $   11.99 +5
14 (17) Revival: A Novel Stephen King Simon & Schuster  $   12.74 +3
15 (n/a) Taming the Alpha: Over 20 Alpha Male Tales of Contemporary, Military, Werewolves, Shifters, Vampires, Billionaires, Witches, Dragons, Demons & More Mandy M. Roth Self-published  $    0.99 New
16  (n/a) Worth the Fall: The McKinney Brothers Claudia Connor Penguin Random House  $    0.99 New
17 (14) Gone: Part 1 Deborah Bladon Self-published  $    0.99 -3
18 (19) Leaving Time: A Novel Jodi Picoult Penguin Random House  $   10.99 +1
19 (15) Blood Magick (Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Book 3) Nora Roberts Penguin Random House  $    2.50 -4
20 (22) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House  $    2.99 +2
21 (24) Flesh and Blood (Scarpetta Series Book 22) Patricia Cornwell HarperCollins  $   10.99 +3
22 (12) Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General Bill O’Reilly; Martin Dugard Macmillan  $    9.99 -10
23 (n/a) The Cinderella Murder: An Under Suspicion Novel Mary Higgins Clark; Alafair Burke Simon & Schuster  $   10.99 New
24 (n/a) Outlander Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House  $    2.99 New
25 (16) The Last Anniversary Liane Moriarty HarperCollins  $    1.99 -9

* 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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