Many people are rediscovering their local libraries in the digital era with their trusty e-readers. eBooks continue to be a resounding success and libraries in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK are seeing record loans of digital books. Overdrive is the leading provider of ebooks and runs a content distribution system that many libraries dig because of its ease of use. Today the company announced its most downloaded titles of the year and might clue you in on what books will have a long wait list.
The hero of the list is the late Stieg Larsson who last year became one of the first members of the Kindle Millions club for ebook sales. He has led the list all year long with his Millenium trilogy. Meanwhile, Michael Morpurgo, the author of the book Warhorse, continues to enjoy the success of the movie.
Michael Connelly’s The Drop was scattered about multiple lists as it reached No. 1 as the most downloaded Audiobook in Canada and appeared on the same list in the US, as well as the ebook list in Australia. Patricia Cornwell’s new title, Red Mist, made its Most Downloaded debut in the US and Canadian Audiobook lists and, per Kevin’s suggestion in the comment space of last month’s Most Downloaded blog, Explosive Eighteen has now added eBook Most Downloaded lists in the US and Canada to its résumé.
Here is the full list of Adult Fiction
1.The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
2.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
3.Explosive Eighteen, by Janet Evanovich
4.The Litigators, by John Grisham
5.The Next Always, by Nora Roberts
6.Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
7.The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson
8.A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
9.The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson
10.The Affair, by Lee Child (Random House Publishing Group)
You can view the entire list of top library ebooks of 2011 HERE.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.