‘Unbroken’ Holds No. 1 Spot on Ebook Best-Seller List as Average Price Rises

best-sellers ebooks Unbroken Digital Book WorldNot much has changed between this week’s ebook best-seller list and last’s, with few titles making any big leaps or taking any deep spills.

Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken heads into its second week at No. 1 as the Angelina Jolie-directed film adaptation tops $102 million at the box office.

Earlier this week Publishers Lunch reported Simon & Schuster and Macmillan have both begun exercising the recently regained right to set their own prices on ebooks sold through Amazon. Since this week’s roundup encompasses the week ending on the 10th, it might not reflect that return to agency ebook pricing.

At all events, there’s only one title by either of those publishers within the week’s top 25, Anthony Doerr’s Simon & Schuster-published book All the Light We Cannot See.

The average price of a best-selling ebook nevertheless took an upturn this week, from $4.36 to $5.52.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 1/10/15
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 (3) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    4.99 +1
3 (2) Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    3.99 -1
4 (4) American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Chris Kyle; Scott McEwen; Jim DeFelice HarperCollins  $    2.80
5 (6) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed Penguin Random House  $    6.15 +1
6 (5) All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Anthony Doerr Simon & Schuster  $   10.99 -1
7 (7) Divergent Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    2.99
8 (8) The Maze Runner James Dashner Penguin Random House  $    1.99
9 (11) Insurgent (Divergent Series Book 2) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    6.99 +2
10 (9) Dark Places: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    2.99 -1
11 (10) The Pact Karina Halle Self-published  $    2.99 -1
12 (13) The Escape (John Puller Series Book 3) David Baldacci Hachette  $   10.99 +1
13 (14) Allegiant (Divergent Series Book 3) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    3.99 +1
14 (15) Gray Mountain: A Novel John Grisham Penguin Random House  $    9.99 +1
15 (12) The Burning Room (Harry Bosch Series Book 19) Michael Connelly Hachette  $    3.99 -3
16 (17) The Longest Ride Nicholas Sparks Hachette  $    5.39 -1
17 (19) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House  $    2.99 +2
18 (n/a) The Girl on the Train: A Novel Paula Hawkins Penguin Random House  $   10.99 New
19 (n/a) Accused (Scott Fenney Series Book 2) Mark Gimenez Self-published  $    0.99 New
20 (20) Outlander: A Novel (Outlander Series Book 1) Diana Gabaldon Penguin Random House  $    1.99
21 (18) Hope to Die (Alex Cross Series Book 22) James Patterson Hachette  $    8.09 -3
22 (n/a) The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    9.99 New
23 (24) The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner Series Book 2) James Dashner Penguin Random House  $    2.80 +1
24 (23) Captivated by You (Crossfire Series Book 4) Sylvia Day Penguin Random House  $    6.99 -1
25 (n/a) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins  $    6.99 New

* 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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