Wednesday, February 5, 2014

iBooks Bestsellers: 'Fault in Our Stars' Takes Top Spot


John Green's The Fault in Our Stars was the top selling book on Apple's iBooks bestseller list for the week ended February 3. The trailer for the film adaptation of the book was released last week, receiving significant attention (the movie hits theaters in June). The book was up six spots in the week, ousting the previous bestseller, Lone Survivor. Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson's book, also enjoying a boost thanks to its screen version, slid to #2.

In yet another example of the page-to-screen effect, Robert Edsel and Bret Witter's 2009 The Monuments Men was a newcomer to the list last week, at #13. The film based on the book, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Cate Blanchett, is due out February 7 and has been heavily promoted.

Top Paid Books

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Penguin Group US)
2. Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson (Little, Brown and Company)
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth|Katherine Tegen Books)
4. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)
5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)
6. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
7. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown and Company)
8. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard (HarperCollins e-books)
9. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin Group US)
10. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (Penguin Group US)
11. Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
12. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group)
13. The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel & Bret Witter (Center Street)
14. Flirting With Desire - Complete Collection by Lucia Jordan (Vasko)
15. Command Authority by Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney (Penguin Group US)
16. Duty by Robert M. Gates (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
17. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Inc.)
18. The Love Playbook by La La Anthony & Karen Hunter (Penguin Group US)
19. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Random House Children's Books)
20. First Love by James Patterson & Emily Raymond (Little, Brown and Company)