Kindle bestsellers: 'The Lost Symbol' back in the lead

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Amazon released its list of weekly bestselling e-books for its Kindle device on October 27.

For the week ending October 24, Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol was back to number one after having being replaced by Vince Flynn’s Pursuit of Honor last week. Newcomers to the list included Patricia Cornwell’s The Scarpetta Factor, Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Stephen D. Levitt’s SuperFreakonomics.


Rank      Previous rank   Title                                                         Author

 1            2                       The Lost Symbol                                    Dan Brown

2             3                       Nine Dragons                                         Michael Connelly

3             1                       Pursuit of Honor: A Novel                       Vince Flynn

4             new                  The Scarpetta Factor                              Patricia Cornwell   

5             4                       Rough Country                                      John Sandford

6             5                       The Help                                                Kathryn Stockett

7             7                       Heat Wave                                             Richard Castle

8             10                     Evidence: An Alex Delaware Novel          Jonathan Kellerman

9             new                  Too Big to Fail                                        Andrew Ross Sorkin

10           new                  SuperFreakonomics                               Stephen D. Levitt

Source: Publishers' Marketplace


Amazon's Kindle e-reader and e-books were available to US-based customers only until October 19, when international shipping of Kindles began.