AMAZON TOP 10 BESTSELLERS: JANUARY 2015
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
The first chart for 2015 surprised everyone with a winner from a debuting author. In the month before Academy Awards the books with movie adaptations did it very well. I added just one new thing to the ranks – a notification about the books, which were selected by Amazon as Kindle First Choice. You may see below the explanation.
10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (New Entry) 47 points
The book by former journalist Paula Hawkins is billed as the next big thing in literary world. Even Stephen King was impressed and posted a twitter about it. The Girl on the Train finished very strongly the month after appearing in Amazon Top 20 in the second week of January.
9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (5th place in December) 48 points
Gillian Flynn’s piece of brilliance is staying for one more month in the Top 10 ranks. The interest for Gone Girl once again may rise up if the movie win some Oscars in the upcoming ceremony on February 21. Take a look at our article about movie adaptation.
8. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (1st place in December) 51 points
The official premiere of the movie was around Christmas and so far the box office shows nice success. The book continues to be a great wonder with almost 20k Amazon reviews (averaging 4.8 stars). If you still didn’t read the story of Louis Zamperini, don’t waste your time – Go and take a look at Unbroken.
7. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (4th place in December) 55 points
Australian author Liane Moriarty is three positions down from December chart. Big Little Lies is another book that will be reproduced as a movie. With average rating of 4.6 stars and 5500 plus Amazon reviews the novel is doing pretty well. Are you interested to read more about the story? See this interview.
4. Maude by Donna Mabry (New Entry) 57 points
Everybody is talking about Maude. The memoir of Donna Mabry is doing perfectly so far and is very close to the top. The novel gathered 1500 Amazon reviews with average 4.5 stars. You may learn more about the author and the book in our nice interview with the self-publishing writer.
4. American Sniper by Chris Kyle (New Entry) 57 points
The power advertising of the movie brought back to the bestselling rankings American Sniper. With so many arguments around the story and the Clint Eastwood’s production, the interest around the book is high enough. Check out more about the adaptation with our article and in the interview with the co-writer of the novel Scott McEwen.
4. Heart Collector by Jacques Vandroux (New Entry) 57 points (KF*)
Three books were with equal points for the month of January. Heart Collector is one of them. The French author Jacques Vandroux managed to make a break into the American market. He was kind enough to share some curious info around the book and himself in the interview for our blog.
3. Everything Burns by Vincent Zandri (New Entry) 59 points (KF*)
The top journalist and photographer Vincent Zandri made it to the Top 3. His story Everything Burns was described by the readers as dark physiological thriller. Check out more about the book in the interview of Vincent Zandri for our blog.
2. Flirting with Felicity by Gerri Russell (New Entry) 72 points (KF*)
Gerry Russell did it pretty well with her next book. The official release of the novel was set for February 1. Flirting with Felicity averaged 3.9 stars in 600 plus Amazon reviews, which makes the book the leading one of author’s career.
1. Miramont’s Ghost by Elizabeth Hall (New Entry) 77 points (KF*)
Elizabeth Hall was very strong leader Kindle Amazon chart during the entire month of January. Miramont’s Ghost appeared on the top of the ranks and kept the position. If you want to know more about the debuting author, check out our interview with her.
*KINDLE FIRST (KF): This is Amazon program for selection of four books each month. They are picked up by editors. The books are on sale on reduced kindle price of $1.99 and free for all Amazon prime members. The offer is available only for USA.
Those books received a boost up in the first days of each month, because of the promotion and often are staying in the first places for almost the entire month.
If you are interested how the classification was formed check out here
To Check out December’s rankings click here