Weekly E-Book Ranking: The Holiday basks in the number one spot

Weekly E-Book Ranking: The Holiday basks in the number one spot

T M Logan's The Holiday (Zaffre) has jetted into the Weekly E-Ranking number one spot, displacing Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt (Picador) a week after the junior doctor memoir achieved the longest ever run in the chart top spot. The Holiday was briefly priced at £2.48 for the week this chart covers, which, while still eligible for the ranking, seems to have given it a shot in the arm sales-wise. Bonnier performed a similar trick with Heather Morris' The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which after a short time priced at 99p, went on to claim the weekly e-book number one 12 times when returned to full price.

This is The Holiday's second week in the top spot, after claiming the top spot for the last week of July. Given the instant-buy nature of the e-book and the chart's tendency to reflect up-to-the-minute trends, it will be interesting to see if next week's chart, leading up to the bank holiday, shows a sales boost for the title.

Romance titles had a strong week, with Morris' The Tattooist of Auschwitz bouncing back into the top three, Celia Imrie's Not Quite Nice (Bloomsbury) enjoying a boost after a price drop, and Tessa Dare's The Wallflower Wager (Mills & Boon) making its debut in the top 20. Crime held its own, too, with new entries J R Ward's Blood Truth (Little,Brown) and Joshilyn Jackson's Never Have I Ever (Raven) and a re-entry for Lee Child's Past Tense (Transworld).

POS MOVEMENT TITLE AUTHOR IMPRINT ISBN DLP
1 U The Holiday T M Logan Zaffre 9781785767685 £2.99
2 D This is Going to Hurt Adam Kay Picador 9781509858644 £3.99
3 U The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris Zaffre 9781785763663 £4.99
4 D The Family Upstairs Lisa Jewell Cornerstone 9781473561342 £7.99
5 N Blood Truth J R Ward Little, Brown 9780349420646 £8.99
6 U Nine Perfect Strangers Liane Moriarty Michael Joseph 9781405919470 £4.99
7 U Circe Madeline Miller Bloomsbury 9781408890066 £5.02
8 N Not Quite Nice Celia Imrie Bloomsbury 9781408846889 £7.67
9 S Three Women Lisa Taddeo Bloomsbury 9781526611666 £14.26
10 U Still Me Jojo Moyes Michael Joseph 9781405924214 £4.99
11 U The Salt Path Raynor Winn Michael Joseph 9781405937528 £4.99
12 U The Fox Frederick Forsyth Transworld 9781473560130 £3.99
13 N The Wallflower Wager Tessa Dare Mills & Boon 9780008268275 £3.99
14 D The Flatshare Beth O'Leary Quercus 9781787474390 £3.99
15 N Control Hugh Montgomery Zaffre 9781785767449 £2.99
16 U Sweet Sorrow David Nicholls Hodder & Stoughton 9781444715439 £9.99
17 N Never Have I Ever Joshilyn Jackson Raven 9781526611628 £4.18
18 D Beloved Toni Morrison Vintage 9781448103621 £4.99
19 U Past Tense Lee Child Transworld 9781473542303 £4.99
20 U The Secret Barrister The Secret Barrister Picador 9781509841158 £4.99