Ebook Best-Sellers

The Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List rounds up the top 25 best-selling ebooks in the market each week.

Digital Book World ebook best-sellers

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

Paula 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 Wild, Gone Girl, American Sniper, Unbroken, and the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy—all three titles of which hit the top 25 for the first time...

Harper Lee Go Set a Watchman Fifty Shades of Grey E L James Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List best-sellers

Harper Lee and E L James Command Ebook Best-Seller List

As we speculated might happen, both of the titles in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy that debuted last week on the Ebook Best-Seller List last week have made mighty leaps up the rankings ahead of the film adaptation’s release this Valentine’s Day. Fifty Shades of Grey is now the No. 4 title and Fifty Shades Freed No. 9, while Paula Hawkins’s The...

fiftyshadesfeature

‘Fifty Shades’ Returns to Ebook Best-Seller List Ahead of Film Release

With a hotly anticipated film adaptation of the E L James best-seller ready to hit theaters this Valentine’s Day, two titles in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy return to the Ebook Best-Seller List. The eponymous first book of the series as well as its third installment, Fifty Shades Freed, slide into the No. 18 and No. 21 spots, respectively....

American Sniper Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List

‘American Sniper’ Hits Ebook Best-Seller List Twice

The 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...

Gone-Final-199x300

Average Price Stays Low as Ebooks in Series Crowd Best-Seller List

Last week saw a precipitous drop in the average price of a best-selling ebook, from $7.21 to $5.68. Holiday discounting seemed a likely contributor, since the change coincided with the week leading up to Black Friday. This week’s best-seller list appears to confirm those suspicions, with the average price slipping by a few cents more, to...

Familiar Titles Return, Average Price Drops on Ebook Best-Seller List

In a sign that the holiday shopping season was already getting underway the week before Black Friday, familiar best-sellers made renewed appearances on the Ebook Best-Seller List as the average price of a best-selling ebook dipped considerably, from $7.21 to $5.68. Some of 2014’s heavy-hitters, like John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and...

US-cover

Slight Gains for Hachette Ebooks on Best-Seller List After Amazon Accord

It’s probably too early expect any major difference for Hachette’s titles on the Ebook Best-Seller List just one week after the publisher settled its dispute with Amazon. In any case, no sweeping change is to be found, with only slim gains for Hachette ebooks in the nine days after the companies agreed to “immediately resume normal trading” on November 13. Hachette’s top...

url

New Ebooks by Veteran Authors Storm Best-Seller List

This week sees a number of changes on the ebook best-seller list, beginning right at the very top. Stephen King’s new novel Revival knocks John Grisham’s Gray Mountain down a peg to No. 2, after the latter spent two weeks at No. 1. Grisham and King are among the best-known and best-selling authors in the world, and although nearly half of...

97334 (1)

Self-Published Ebooks Keep Ahead on Best-Seller List

Self-published authors keep up their recent strong showing on this week’s ebook best-seller list, with three of them moving into the top ten. All three titles in Deborah Bladon’s Ruin trilogy appear on this week’s list, a fifth of which consists of self-published titles. The other two include The Arrangement 17 by H.M. Ward, which makes its debut this week, and...

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Grisham Unseats Flynn on Ebook Best-Seller List

John Grisham’s Gray Mountain hits the top of the Ebook Best-Seller List this week, swapping places with Gone Girl, the Gillian Flynn novel that held strong at No 1. for the past six weeks. Two other Gillian Flynn titles remain within the top 25, though: Dark Places and Sharp Objects. And it’s all good news anyway for Penguin Random House,...

91QQN7zT5zL._SL1500_

Self-Published Titles Rally on Ebook Best-Seller List

Recent weeks saw the brief ascent of higher-priced titles from traditional publishers on the Ebook Best-Seller List, a phenomenon that reversed course last week and is replaced this one by the resurgence of less expensive, self-published titles. Penelope Ward’s self-published Stepbrother Dearest remains squarely within the top ten, jumping two places into the No. 4 position this week. And Deborah...

81ZqOFyzSjL

Higher-Priced Ebooks Climb the Best-Seller List

On last week’s list, seven titles with price tags higher than $10 contributed to pushing the average price of a best-selling ebook up to $7.74. That figure now jumps to $8.39, as more than a third of this week’s top-25 titles cost more than $10. Three of the nine titles in that category are making...

James-Patterson-Burn

Hachette Titles, Average Price Inch Upward on Ebook Best-Seller List

The past several weeks have not seen particularly strong showings for Hachette on the Ebook Best-Seller List, partly because of the publisher’s battle with Amazon and partly because of the steep competition from competitors, especially Penguin Random House. But this week Hachette titles are making a modest comeback, led by James Patterson’s Burn, which debuts...

gone girl

Media Tie-Ins Power Half the Week’s Best-Selling Ebooks

We’ve written before about the impact of popular TV and film productions on the Ebook Best-Seller List, and the power of media tie-ins to drive ebook sales is no secret inside the publishing industry. This week that phenomenon is especially noticeable even amid significant fluctuation in the rankings. Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl slides into the No. 1 spot with the...

513JFKFmN7L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Lee Child Unseats ‘If I Stay’ as Higher-Priced Ebooks Rise on Best-Seller List

Lee Child’s new Jack Reacher thriller Personal nudges Gayle Forman’s If I Stay out of the No. 1 spot that the young-adult title has held for the past five weeks on the ebook best-seller list. That’s only a coup in a limited sense, though, as both books are published by Penguin Random House, which has roundly bested its competitors when it comes to best-selling...

outlander_starz

‘If I Stay’ Leads Ebook Best-Seller List Ahead of Film Release

With the film based on Gayle Forman’s If I Stay hitting theaters this Friday, the novel sits at the top of the Ebook Best-Seller List for a third straight week. It elbowed aside the previous incumbent to the No. 1 spot, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, which stayed there for a twelve-week stretch around the time a hotly anticipated movie...

Ebook Publisher Power Rankings: Top Publishers of 2014…So Far

The DBW Ebook Best-Seller Power Rankings is a list of publishers whose ebooks have appeared on the weekly DBW Ebook Best-Seller list. The publishers are listed in order depending on how many appearances their titles made on the ebook best-seller list on a week-to-week basis.  The two largest trade publishers in the world controlled...

Average Price of an Ebook Best-Seller on the Rise

For two years, we’ve been tracking the average price of a top-25 best-selling ebook: Before I talk about the latest batch of data that we can add to our posts on the subject*, let me just tell you briefly how we get this data and why I think it has some meaning. Every week,...

the heist

Kindle Unlimited Titles Off the DBW Ebook Best-Seller List

Kindle Unlimited’s effect on the best-seller list has indeed grown. Kindle Unlimited titles have been removed from the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list due to an inability to sort out retail purchases from Kindle Unlimited “reads” when creating the list. After discussing several possibilities with Amazon as to how to include titles that...