frienda-and-then-someThe latest series about an out-of-place teen heroine living in a dystopian future is continuing to pay off for HarperCollins.

“Divergent” by Veronica Roth is once again No. 1 on the Digital Book World E-book Best-Seller list. That’s the sixth time out of all eight weeks in 2014 that “Divergent” has been No. 1. Helping the publisher’s cause are “Insurgent” and “Allegiant”, the other two books in the series, which have joined “Divergent” atop the list all year and are currently sitting in the Nos. 2 and 5 spots, respectively. The upcoming film adaptation of the first book is due out March 21, buoying sales.

A surprise in the No. 3 spot is Debbie Macomber’s 1986 best-seller, “Friends–And Then Some,” which is being sold by Penguin Random House for $0.99, a price which likely helped catapult it to the No. 2 spot.

Despite the high rank of such a low-priced title, the average price for a best-selling e-book increased slightly this week to $6.57, up from $6.48 last week.

E-book best-sellers from the week ending 3/1:

1. “Divergent” (Divergent Series), Veronica Roth, HarperCollins, $4.99

2. “Insurgent” (Divergent Series), Veronica Roth, HarperCollins, $6.99

3. “Friends — And Then Some” (Debbie Macomber Classics), Debbie Macomber, Penguin Random House, $0.99

4. “The Fault in Our Stars,” John Green, Penguin Random House, $5.50

5. “Allegiant” (Divergent Series), Veronica Roth, HarperCollins, $6.99

6. “The Goldfinch,” Donna Tartt, Hachette, $7.50

7. “The Husband’s Secret,” Liane Moriarty, Penguin Random House, $5.99

8. “Sycamore Row,” John Grisham, Penguin Random House, $6.49

9. “Long Knives,” Charles Rosenberg, Amazon, $4.99

10. “Private LA,” James Patterson and Mark Sullivan, Hachette, $11.99

See the complete list of this week’s top 25 e-book bestsellers at Digital Book World.

Jeremy Greenfield is responsible for managing all editorial content on DigitalBookWorld.com, including the DBW Expert Publishing Blog, the Digital Book Wire and editorial email and social media communications. Prior to joining Digital Book World in October 2011, Jeremy spent three years as a careers editor at FINS.com. Jeremy lives and works in New York City and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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