Kobo’s top-selling e-book title in the UK in 2015 was E L James’ Grey (Arrow), followed by Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (Doubleday).
Kobo released its annual e-reading report in the UK today (7th December), revealing the top 10 most-read books on its platform in 2015.
The list features three titles published by Avon, including two titles from the author C L Taylor.
The Lie by C L Taylor came in third place, and The Accident came in eighth place, both published by Avon. My Sister’s Secret by Tracy Buchanan, also published by Avon, came in the 10th spot.
The other top-selling titles on the Kobo platform were Silent Scream by Angela Marsons (Bookouture), Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Weidenfeld and Nicolson), the debuts Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (Penguin) and The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (Pan Macmillan) and The Ballroom Café by Ann O’Loughlin (Black and White Publishing).
All 10 of the bestselling titles are written by women and seven belong to the thriller, mystery, and crime genres.
Kobo also said its data revealed that Sunday was the most popular day for reading, with August being the most popular month, and 31st August (Bank Holiday Monday) was the most popular day for reading of the year.
The report also revealed that nearly 32% of Kobo readers did so via the app, with android being the most popular at 24%, compared to 68% of time spent reading on a Kobo e-reader.