There's a new title at the top of this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List: If I Stay, the 2009 novel by Gayle Forman.
Pushing John Green's The Fault in Our Stars aside in order to assume the No. 1 rank Green's novel held for twelve straight weeks, If I Stay is also a title buoyed up by aggressive promotional efforts ahead of the August 22 release of a film adaptation based on the novel.
If there were any doubt about the power of movie tie-ins to impact the sales of best-selling ebooks, this should dispel it.
The top ten best-selling ebooks for the week of August 2:
1. If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Penguin Random House) -- $4.99
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Penguin Random House) -- $4.99
3. The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Donna Tartt (Hachette) -- $6.99
4. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn (Penguin Random House) -- $8.52
5. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Penguin Random House) -- $10.99
6. Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story (Kindle Single) by Lee Child (Penguin Random House) -- 1.99
7. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (Penguin Random House) -- $4.99
8. Act of War: A Thriller by Brad Thor (Simon & Schuster) --$12.74
9. Outlander: A Novel by Diana Gabaldon (Penguin Random House) -- $4.99
10. Invisible by James Patterson; David Ellis (Hachette) -- $8.99
See the rest of the top 25 best-selling ebooks this week.