‘The Girl on the Train’ Extends Lead as Best-Selling Ebook Prices Creep up

Digital Book World ebook best-sellersPaula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train is settling into its fourth week at the top of the Ebook Best-Seller List, seemingly immune from the game of musical chairs other best-selling titles appear to be playing.

Many of those, including WildGone GirlAmerican Sniper, Unbroken, and the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy—all three titles of which hit the top 25 for the first time since reappearing three weeks before the film release—are movie tie-ins, likely buoyed this past week by the run-up to Sunday night’s Oscars.

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The average price of a best-seller continues its upward climb, from $6.89 last week to $7.21.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 2/21/15
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price** Change
1 (1) The Girl on the Train: A Novel Paula Hawkins Penguin Random House  $    8.99
2 (3) Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy Book 3) E L James Penguin Random House  $    4.99 +1
3 (5) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    4.00 +2
4 (4) Fifty Shades of Grey E L James Penguin Random House  $    2.99
5 (7) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    3.99 +2
6 (6) American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Chris Kyle; Scott McEwen; Jim DeFelice HarperCollins  $    4.00
7 (8) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr Simon & Schuster  $   11.99 +1
8 (14) The Nightingale Kristin Hannah Macmillan  $   12.99 +6
9 (2) Obsession in Death J. D. Robb Penguin Random House  $   10.49 -7
10 (16) A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel Anne Tyler Penguin Random House  $   10.99 +6
11 (11) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Penguin Random House  $    4.99
12 (13) Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel Jonathan Kellerman Penguin Random House  $    9.99 +1
13 (17) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed Penguin Random House  $    4.40 +4
14 (15) Dark Places: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    2.99 +1
15 (n/a) Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy Book 2) E L James Penguin Random House  $    4.99
16 (12) Private Vegas James Patterson; Maxine Paetro Hachette  $    9.99 -4
17 (9) To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee HarperCollins  $    3.99 -8
18 (18) Crash & Burn Lisa Gardner Penguin Random House  $   11.99
19 (n/a) The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown Penguin Random House  $    2.99 New
20 (19) 14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club Series) James Patterson; Maxine Paetro Hachette  $   12.74 -1
21 (n/a) The Longest Ride Nicholas Sparks Hachette  $    5.39 New
22 (n/a) Still Alice Lisa Genova Simon & Schuster  $    6.99 New
23 (n/a) The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    6.50 New
24 (20) The Escape (John Puller Series Book 3) David Baldacci Hachette  $    9.99 -4
25 (22) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins  $    6.99 -3

* 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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