‘Girl on the Train’ Hits Seventh Week as No. 1 Best-Selling Ebook

digital book world ebook best-seller list Erik larson Paula HawkinsEven though a new title by best-selling author Erik Larson is close on its heels, The Girl on the Train refuses to be unseated from the No. 1 spot it’s held on the Ebook Best-Seller List for seven weeks in a row.

As we’ve noted before, the title’s success comes despite being unconnected with a movie or TV adaptation, which many other best-selling ebooks are. By comparison, take The Longest Ride by best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks, which debuts at No. 7 this week, three weeks before a film version hits theaters.

The average price of a best-selling ebook ticks upward from last week‘s $6.47 to $6.99.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 3/14/15
Rank Title Author Publisher Price Change
1 (1) The Girl on the Train: A Novel Paula Hawkins Penguin Random House $6.49
2 (n/a) Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Erik Larson Penguin Random House $12.99 New
3 (2) Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy Book 3) E L James Penguin Random House $4.99 -1
4 (5) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr Simon & Schuster $11.99 +1
5 (3) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House $4.00 -2
6 (4) The Nightingale Kristin Hannah Macmillan $12.99 -2
7 (n/a) The Longest Ride Nicholas Sparks Hachette $5.39 New
8 (8) A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel Anne Tyler Penguin Random House $10.99
9 (6) Falling for My Best Friend’s Brother J. S. Cooper Self-published $3.99 -3
10 (12) The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House $6.50 +2
11 (7) Dark Places: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House $2.99 -4
12 (11) American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Chris Kyle; Scott McEwen; Jim DeFelice HarperCollins $4.00 -1
13 (13) Still Alice Lisa Genova Simon & Schuster $6.99
14 (10) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed Penguin Random House $4.40 -4
15 (9) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House $9.79 -6
16 (25) Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy Book 2) Veronica Roth HarperCollins $6.99 +9
17 (20) The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Daniel James Brown Penguin Random House $2.99 +3
18 (17) Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy Book 2) E L James Penguin Random House $4.99 -1
19 (n/a) Confess: A Novel Colleen Hoover Simon & Schuster $7.99 New
20 (15) Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel Jonathan Kellerman Penguin Random House $9.99 -5
21 (18) One Wish (Thunder Point Series) Robyn Carr HarperCollins $4.51 -3
22 (19) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Penguin Random House $4.99 -3
23 (n/a) The Silent Girls Eric Rickstad HarperCollins $0.99 New
24 (21) Private Vegas James Patterson; Maxine Paetro Hachette $9.99 -3
25 (24) The Escape (John Puller Book 3) David Baldacci Hachette $9.99 -1

* 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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