Wednesday, 21 January 2015

News Item: eBooks Popularity Index 2014 by Sainsbury’s UK












eBooks by Sainsbury’s


The international bestseller, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn has been named this year’s favourite eBook. The critically-acclaimed suspense novel was the most searched for and the most purchased book of 2014 according to new research from eBooks by Sainsbury’s which compiled the most popular eBooks and authors amongst readers in the last year.

Blockbuster Books

Film and screen adaptations were the most searched for eBooks according to the year-long report. As long as there has been celluloid, there have been television shows and movies based on books.

At the number one spot Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl beat an impressive list of chart-topping novelists. The top five contained some of the biggest film and television adaptations of recent years, including George R.R. Martin'sbestselling book series Game of ThronesVeronica Roth’s debut novel DivergentJohn Green’s heart-breaking tour de force The Fault in Our Stars and Markus Zusak’s acclaimed The Book Thief.

Whether it’s the inspirational stories or the pulling power of Hollywood, blockbuster books have certainly wowed readers in 2014. Although the debate about whether film and television reworks ever live up to their books will no doubt continue, one thing is for sure – big and small screen adaptations make a big impact on readers.

A Thrilling Year

It was an unforgettable year for crime and thriller authors all round as they also dominated the author category. Measured by total number of books sold, a whopping eight out of Sainsbury’s customers top ten eBook authors belonged to this popular genre.

Bestselling crime writer Lee Child took the number one spot in the top author category this year - as the author who sold the most eBooks - followed by contemporary crime writers James Patterson and Lesley Thomson. The award-winning author also appeared twice in the top ten of total eBooks sold. Child’s books Never Go Back and High Heat were the fifth and tenth most purchased eBooks of the year. And to cement the genre’s popularity with readers, crime and thriller was second only to general fiction in the most popular genre category.

Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie was the author inspiring the most loyal readership – with the biggest number of different titles sold by an author. She was closely followed by readers’ favourites James Patterson and Terry Pratchett in second and third place. James Patterson also took the accolade of most searched for author, in a dazzling year for the chart-topping crime writer who also took second place for the most books sold.

Please see full details of the eBooks by Sainsbury’s Popularity Index below, including the top ten authors and titles in each category:

          
EBOOKS BY SAINSBURY’S POPULARITY INDEX 2014


Top 10 eBooks Sold:
1  Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
2  The Detective's Daughter - Lesley Thomson
3  The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith
4  Don't Tell the Groom - Anna Bell
5  Never Go Back - Lee Child
6  A Little Love - Amanda Prowse
7  Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
8  Inferno - Dan Brown
9  The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
10  High Heat: (A Jack Reacher Novella) - Lee Child


Top 10 eBooks Searched For:
1  Gone Girl
2  Game of Thrones
3  Divergent
4  The Fault In Our Stars
5  The Book Thief
6  Hunger Game
7  Philomena
8  Bridget Jones
9  Life after Life
10  The Rosie Project


Top 10 Authors Searched For:
1  James Patterson
2  Jacqueline Wilson
3  Lee Child
4
 Peter James
5 Martina Cole
6  Stephen King
7  Sylvia Day
8  Sophie Kinsella
9  Jo Nesbo
10  Dan Brown


Top 10 Genres:
1 General Fiction
2 Crime, Thriller
3 Science Fiction, Fantasy
4 Romance, Sagas
5 Biography
6 Teenage
7 Historical fiction
8 Children's
9 History 
10 Cookery


Top 10 Authors (Total eBooks Sold)
1  Lee Child
2  James Patterson
3  Lesley Thomson
4  Robert Galbraith
5  Anna Bell
6  Peter James
7  Amanda Prowse
8  Gillian Flynn
9  Michael Connelly
10  Dan Brown


Top 10 Authors (Biggest Number of Different Titles Sold)
1  Agatha Christie
2  James Patterson
3  Terry Pratchett
4  Nora Roberts
5  Clive Cussler
6  Jacqueline Wilson
7  Enid Blyton
8  M.C. Beaton
9  Sarah Morgan
10  Bernard Cornwell

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