For the fourth week in a row, Cuckoo's Calling remained the top selling paid book on Apple's iBooks list, for the week ending August 12. J.K. Rowling's pseudonymous work hasn't let up since the media got wind of the true identity of the novel's author at the end of July.
Despite the continued presence of perennial bestseller Inferno, this week's chart was riddled with newcomers. Mistress, by James Patterson and David Ellis, hit #3, and Lee Child came in at #4 with High Heat: A Jack Reacher Novella. Maya Banks's Burn, the third installment of her Breathless trilogy, sat in the #2 slot. Notably absent from the list was Gillian Flynn's mega hit, Gone Girl.
Self-published author Violet Duke occupied two of the week's slots. The second title in her Nice Girl to Love series, Falling for the Good Guy, is down three slots to #9. The third book, Choosing the Right Man, debuts on the list at #8.
The iBookstore's Official Book Charts for the week ending Aug. 12, 2013:
1. "The Cuckoo's Calling," by Robert Galbraith & J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown & Company)
2. "Burn," by Maya Banks (Penguin Group US)
3. "Mistress," by James Patterson & David Ellis (Little, Brown and Company)
4. "High Heat: A Jack Reacher Novella," by Lee Child (Random House Publishing Group)
5. "City of Bones," by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
6. "Inferno," by Dan Brown (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
7. "The Husband's Secret," by Liane Moriarty (Penguin Group US)
8. "Choosing the Right Man," by Violet Duke (Violet Duke)
9. "Falling for the Good Guy," by Violet Duke (Violet Duke)
10. "Zealot," by Reza Aslan (Random House Publishing Group)