‘American Sniper’ Hits Ebook Best-Seller List Twice

American Sniper Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller ListThe well-known power of media tie-ins to drive sales of best-selling ebooks was on ample display in the second half of last year, and the phenomenon shows no signs of diminishing in the first few weeks of 2015.

American Sniper lands not one but two places on this week’s Ebook Best-Seller List as the film adaptation starring Bradley Cooper plays in theaters now. The HarperCollins title snags the No. 1 spot at the same time that a memorial edition debuts on the list at No. 22.

As has happened before, ebooks associated with a film or TV series comprise the majority of this week’s list. Thirteen titles within the top 25 are either themselves the subject of an adaptation or belong in a series that is.

The average price of a best-selling ebook inches upward after skittering up and down over the past few weeks, to $6.30 from $5.24 last week.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 1/24/15
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price** Change
1 (4) American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Chris Kyle; Scott McEwen; Jim DeFelice HarperCollins  $    5.99 +3
2 (2) The Girl on the Train: A Novel Paula Hawkins Penguin Random House  $    9.09
3 (1) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    4.99 -2
4 (3) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Penguin Random House  $    4.99 -1
5 (5) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    3.99
6 (8) Dark Places: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    2.99 +2
7 (6) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed Penguin Random House  $    6.15 -1
8 (7) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr Simon & Schuster  $   11.99 -1
9 (10) The Maze Runner James Dashner Penguin Random House  $    1.99 +1
10 (12) The Escape (John Puller Series Book 3) David Baldacci Hachette  $   10.12 +2
11 (13) Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy Book 3) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    3.99 +2
12 (11) Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy Book 2) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    6.99 -1
13 (15) Still Alice Lisa Genova Simon & Schuster  $    7.59 +2
14 (16) Gray Mountain: A Novel John Grisham Penguin Random House  $    9.99 +2
15 (20) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins  $    6.99 +5
16 (14) The Burning Room (Harry Bosch Series Book 19) Michael Connelly Hachette  $    3.99 -2
17 (9) Divergent Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    2.99 -8
18 (18) One Night Stand J. S. Cooper; Helen Cooper Self-published  $    3.99
19 (22) Outlander: A Novel Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House  $    1.99 +3
20 (19) Hope to Die (Alex Cross Series Book 22) James Patterson Hachette  $    8.09 -1
21 (n/a) Burned (Fever Series Book 7) Karen Marie Moning Penguin Random House  $    9.79 New
22 (n/a) American Sniper: Memorial Edition Chris Kyle; Scott McEwen; Jim DeFelice HarperCollins  $    6.07 New
23 (n/a) Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel Dean Koontz Penguin Random House  $    9.79 New
24 (21) The Pact Karina Halle Self-published  $    2.99 -3
25 (23) The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    9.99 -2

* 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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