Low Prices Dominate First Ebook Best-Seller List of 2015

best-sellers Digital Book World ebook Best-Seller ListOn the first Ebook Best-Seller List of the new year, low prices appear to carry the day.

The average price of a best-seller is just $4.36, down from $5.96 the week before the holidays. Discounting meant to appeal to last-minute holiday shoppers is the likeliest reason for the sharp drop.

Only a single title among this week’s top 25 has a price-tag greater than $10.

Ebook gift-giving could also account for the return of some of the year’s top titles, like Veronica Roth’s Divergent and The Maze Runner by James Dashner, both within the top ten.

We saw a similar reappearance of hit ebooks that had long slipped off the rankings in the week heading into Black Friday. Year-end ‘best of 2014’ lists probably also helped drive renewed interest in some of those titles.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 1/3/15

 

Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change
1 (1) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Penguin Random House  $    4.99
2 (7) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    3.99 +5
3 (3) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    4.99
4 (n/a) American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Chris Kyle; Scott McEwen; Jim DeFelice HarperCollins  $    2.50 New
5 (8) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr Simon & Schuster  $    6.99
6 (4) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed Penguin Random House  $    6.15 -2
7 (n/a) Divergent Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    2.99 New
8 (n/a) The Maze Runner James Dashner Penguin Random House  $    1.99 New
9 (11) Dark Places: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    2.99 +1
10 (n/a) The Pact Karina Halle Self-published  $    0.99 New
11 (n/a) Insurgent (Divergent Series Book 2) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    6.99 New
12 (5) The Burning Room (Harry Bosch Seies Book 19) Michael Connelly Hachette  $    3.99 -7
13 (2) The Escape (John Puller Series Book 3) David Baldacci Hachette  $   10.99 -11
14 (n/a) Allegiant (Divergent Series Book 3) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    3.99 New
15 (9) Gray Mountain: A Novel John Grisham Penguin Random House  $    9.99 -6
16 (n/a) Gone: Part 3 Deborah Bladon Self-published  $    0.99 New
17 (n/a) The Longest Ride Nicholas Sparks Hachette  $    2.00 New
18 (6) Hope to Die (Alex Cross Book 22) James Patterson Hachette  $    9.99 -12
19 (20) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House  $    2.99 +1
20 (24) Outlander: A Novel Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House  $    1.99 +4
21 (n/a) The Game Plan R.L. Mathewson Self-published  $    2.99 New
22 (n/a) Gone: Part 2 Deborah Bladon Self-published  $    0.99 New
23 (12) Captivated by You (Crossfire Series Book 4) Sylvia Day Penguin Random House  $    2.50 -11
24 (n/a) The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner Series Book 2) James Dashner Penguin Random House  $    2.50 New
25 (21) Flesh and Blood (Scarpetta Series Book 22) Patricia Cornwell HarperCollins  $    7.49 -4

* 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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