Books

Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’, Roth’s ‘Allegiant’ end year as Amazon’s best-selling books

December 19, 2013

Dan Brown's "Inferno", Khaled Hosseini's "And the Mountains Echoed", and "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) crown Amazon.com's top 20 best-selling adult books for 2013.

Also featuring in the top five were romantic novel "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty and the professional guidance of Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead".

Of the top 20, only "Lean In" sold more in print than it did in digital, while top 10 authors Sylvia Day, John Grisham and David Baldacci made repeat appearances from 2012.

In Young Adult, too, there was another duplicate performance, with Veronica Roth ("Allegiant"), Rick Riordan ("The House of Hades") and Jeff Kinney ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck") firmly established in the top three.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh broke the top five with "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans" and Abbi Glines came in at fifth with "Never Too Far".

Glines, along with Morgan Rice, actually occupied five of the top 20 places in YA, a feat Amazon attributes to its KDP self-published digital download programme. - AFP/Relaxnews, December 19, 2013.