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Apple names top free, paid ebooks of 2012

Apple, which soft-launched iBooks in NZ in October, has named the most popular titles on the service worldwide during 2012:

Top Free Books:

  1. The Beatles Yellow Submarine, The Beatles
  2. 100 Quotations to make you think!, Wolfgang Riebe
  3. The Art of War, Sun Tzu
  4. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
  5. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  6. E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Morgan Ryan, Gael McGill, Edward O. Wilson
  7. Baby Animals, Snapshot Picture Library
  8. The Ugly Duckling, Hans Christian Andersen
  9. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan €Doyle
  10. 101 best jokes, Various Authors

Top Paid Fiction:

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James
  2. Fifty Shades Darker, E L James
  3. Fifty Shades Freed E L James
  4. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  5. Bared to You, Sylvia Day
  6. The Lucky One, Nicholas Sparks
  7. Kill Shot Vince Flynn
  8. Reflected in You, Sylvia Day
  9. The Innocent David Baldacci
  10. The Racketeer John Grisham

Top Paid Nonfiction:

  1. No Easy Day, Mark Owen,Kevin Maurer
  2. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
  3. Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
  4. Killing Lincoln, Martin Dugard,Bill O’Reilly
  5. American Sniper, Scott Mcewen,Jim DeFelice,Chris Kyle
  6. Killing Kennedy, Martin Dugard,Bill O’Reilly
  7. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
  8. Wild, Cheryl Strayed
  9. The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg
  10. Heaven is for Real, Todd Burpo,Lynn Vincent

Top Paid Audiobooks:

  1. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  2. Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E L James
  4. Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  5. Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E L James
  6. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E L James
  7. Bossypants, Tina Fey
  8. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Unabridged), Seth Grahame-Smith
  9. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
  10. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, Martin Dugard,Bill O’Reilly