Sunday, 25 January 2015

THE LATEST EBOOKS BY SAINSBURY'S NEWS!

Sainsburys has recently announced the most popular eBooks of 2014 following a year-long audit of the nation’s e-reading habits by eBooks bySainsbury’sThis research includes Top 10 eBooks Sold, Top 10 eBooks Searched For, Top 10 Authors Searched for Top 10 Genres, amongst other categories. 

The most popular book this year is international bestseller, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
Overall, film and screen adaptations are the most searched for types of eBooks - showing how influential a TV or film adaptation is when it comes to shaping the country’s reading habits. Interestingly, the genre that dominated the charts was crime & thriller: Lee Child emerged victorious to beat James Patterson as the number one bestselling author.


GILLIAN FLYNN’S GONE GIRL 
MOST POPULAR EBOOK OF 2014

Popular thriller, Gone Girl, is most popular eBook of 2014
Film and screen adaptations the most searched for eBooks of year
Lee Child beats James Patterson to bestselling author title

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's bestselling book series Game of Thrones, Veronica Roth’s debut novel Divergent, John 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



Top 10 eBooks Sold


Top 10 eBooks Searched For
1
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

1
Gone Girl
2
The Detective's Daughter - Lesley Thomson

2
Game of Thrones
3
The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

3
Divergent
4
Don't Tell the Groom - Anna Bell

4
The Fault In Our stars
5
Never Go Back - Lee Child

5
The Book Thief
6
A Little Love - Amanda Prowse

6
Hunger Games
7
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson

7
Philomena
8
Inferno - Dan Brown

8
Bridget Jones
9
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

9
Life after Life
10
High Heat: (A Jack Reacher Novella) - Lee Child

10
The Rosie Project



Top 10 Authors Searched For

Top 10 Genres

1
James Patterson
1
General Fiction

2
Jacqueline Wilson
2
Crime & Thriller

3
Lee Child
3
Science Fiction & Fantasy

4
Peter James
4
Romance & Sagas

5
Martina Cole
5
Biography

6
Stephen King
6
Teenage

7
Sylvia Day
7
Historical fiction

8
Sophie Kinsella
8
Children's

9
Jo Nesbo
9
History

10
Dan Brown
10
Cookery



Top 10 Authors (Total eBooks Sold)
  Top 10 Authors (Biggest Number      of Different Titles Sold)

1
Lee Child
1
Agatha Christie

2
James Patterson
2
James Patterson

3
Lesley Thomson
3
Terry Pratchett

4
Robert Galbraith
4
Nora Roberts

5
Anna Bell
5
Clive Cussler

6
Peter James
6
Jacqueline Wilson

7
Amanda Prowse
7
Enid Blyton

8
Gillian Flynn
8
M.C. Beaton

9
Michael Connelly
9
Sarah Morgan

10
Dan Brown
10
Bernard Cornwell



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