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The Top-25 by Consolidated ranking across the three leading weekly bestseller lists:


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This week's top-5. See the complete top-25 with detailed analysis, below.


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Weekly update (sales reports for May 25-31)...

Turnover in the top-25 stayed steady at 10. The returning 15 titles trended downward (-0.9 on a scale of ± 3.0, compared to -0.2 last week). The Churn index for all 25 titles remained steady at 45 (the low remains 30 in early December, the high of 53 was set three weeks ago).

The top three spots were claimed by debuts of new titles: Christine Feehan's Air Bound, Jim Butcher's Skin Game, and Clive Cussler's Ghost Ship. James Patterson's Unlucky 13 and Dan Brown's Inferno both moved down two places to Nr. 4 and 5.

Weekly Snapshot:
Low, high, median are from past 52 weeks (sales reports ending May 25 through May 31, 2014)


Profile of all entries on this week's lists:

  • TOTAL ISBNs: 408; up from 397 last week
    Median: 404;  High: 426 July 7, 2013;  Low: 373 Nov 24
  • NEW ISBNs: 70 (17.2%); up from 53 (13.4%) last week
    Median: 66 (16.0%);  High: 107 (26.8%) Nov 3;  Low: 19 (4.9%) Dec 29
  • E-BOOKS:  98 (24.0%); down from 100 (25.2%) last week
    Median: 102 (25.2%);  High: 121 (28.7%) Sep 1;  Low: 73 (19.0%) Dec 15
  • E-BOOK ONLY:  32 (7.8%); down from 41 (10.3%) last week
    Median: 30 (7.3%);  High: 49 (11.6%) July 14;  Low: 16 (4.0%) Dec 1
  • SELF-PUBLISHED:  14 (3.4%); down from 15 (3.8%) last week
    Median: 12 (3.0%);  High: 21 (5.0%) May 4;  Low: 4 (1.0%) Dec 29

Profile of the Top-25 this week:

  • TURNOVER:  10 titles (40.0%); same aslast week
    Median: 9 (36.0%);  High: 14 (56.0%) Nov 4;  Low: 4 (16.0%) Aug 18
    Turnover is the number of titles in the top-25 replaced by new entries, those returning to the top-25, or titles moving up into the top-25 for the first time.
  • MOVEMENT OF TITLES IN THE TOP-25:
    New, debuting in Top-25: 7
    Returning to Top-25: 1
    Moving into Top-25 for first time: 2
    Churn Index for titles returning from last week: -0.9 on scale of ±3.0,
    compared to -0.2 last week
    Moving up 10 or more places: 0
    Moving up 5 to 9 places: 6
    Stable (steady or less than 4 places up or down): 9
    Down 5 to 9 places: 4
    Down 10 or more places: 1
  • CHURN INDEX:  45 (22 from titles returning from last week, 23 from new titles debuting in the top-25, titles returning to the top-25 after dropping out, and those moving into the top-25 for the first time)
    Same as last week
    High: 53 (May. 11); Low: 30 (Dec. 22)
    The Churn Index was begun Dec 1, 2013 as a way to track the intensity of change in the top-25 each week
  • LONGEVITY IN THE TOP-25:  (13 weeks or more)  7, down from 9 last week:
    High: 10 (Feb. 17); Low: 0 (Dec. 15)
    Heaven is for Real (85 weeks)
    Gone Girl
    (73)
    The Fault in Our Stars (33)
    The Goldfinch (32)
    Inferno (24)
    Orphan Train (19)
    The Longest Ride (17)

    The Book Thief (23) and A Game of Thrones (55) did not return to the top-25 this week.

Updated June 15: Most recent week, New (for last week of May)

This listing is normally updated on Mondays, representing the lists posted at the end of the previous week, which in turn represent sales for the preceding week. See notes at the bottom of the page, as well as more detail about our bestseller research on the Bestsellers page.


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TOP 25 TITLES BY CONSOLIDATED RANKING
MOST RECENT WEEK
From a total of 408 editions of 349 titles on the lists
Updated June 16, for sales reports through June 1
E-books listed under PW come from Digital Book World, a weekly list that matches PW's 25-rank lists
* indicates a new edition and/or an author new to the lists
If shown: First Print Run as reported by Books in Print, Sales Volume as reported by Neilsen BookScan on Publishers Weekly lists
See notes on Bestseller page regarding discrepancies between list rank and sales volume
The symbol under the rank number shows the change in rank from the previous report:
Cover: Air Bound by Christine Feehan
1

Air Bound
by Christine Feehan (Fiction)
Rating: 95.3—NEW on the lists
*Mass Market—Jove (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 3 / USA -
    Sales volume: 21,911
*E-book—Jove (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 3 / PW - / USA 5

Cover: Skin Game by Jim Butcher
2

Skin Game
by Jim Butcher (Fiction)
Rating: 94.9—NEW on the lists
*Hardcover—ROC (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 1 / USA -
    Sales volume: 47,825
*E-book—ROC (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 7 / USA 3

Cover: Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler
3

Ghost Ship
by Clive Cussler (Fiction)
Rating: 93.5—NEW on the lists
*Hardcover—Penguin (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 2 / PW 2 / USA -
    Sales volume: 20,381
*E-book—Penguin (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 4 / PW - / USA 10

Cover: Unlucky 13 by James Patterson
4

Unlucky 13
by James Patterson (Fiction)
Rating: 91.9—On the lists 5 weeks in 2 editions since 5-4-14
Last week: Nr. 2 (4 weeks in top-25, all in top-5, 2 at Nr. 1)
Hardcover—Little, Brown (April 2014)
Ranking: NYT 5 / PW 3 / USA -
    Sales volume: 18,349
E-book—Little, Brown (April 2014)
Ranking: NYT 2 / PW 3 / USA 8

Cover: Inferno by Dan Brown
5

Inferno
by Dan Brown (Fiction)
Rating: 89.2—On the lists 44 weeks in 5 editions since 5-12-13
Last week: Nr. 3 (4th week in new reprints; total of 24 weeks in top-25, 15 in top-5, 6 at Nr. 1)
Trade Paper—Anchor (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 5 / PW 6 / USA -
    Sales volume: 8,974
Mass Market—Anchor (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 2 / PW 2 / USA 16
    Sales volume: 24,476
MOVIE in development for 2015

Cover: One Nation by Ben Carson
6

One Nation
by Ben Carson (Nonfiction)
Rating: 87.7—On the lists 3 weeks in 2 editions since 5-15-14
Last week: Nr. 12 (2 weeks in top-25)
Hardcover—Sentinel (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 1 / USA 21
    Sales volume: 28,873
E-book—Sentinel (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 10 / PW - / USA -

Cover: Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery
7

Before We Kiss
by Susan Mallery (Fiction)
Rating: 86.7—NEW on the lists
*Mass Market—HQN (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 5 / PW 4 / USA -
    Sales volume: 20,228
*E-book—HQN (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 6 / PW - / USA 9

Cover: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
8

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt (Fiction)
Rating: 83.5—On the lists 32 weeks in 2 editions since 10-27-13
Last week: Nr. 6 (32 weeks in top-25, 18 in top-5, 3 at Nr. 1)
Hardcover—Little, Brown (October 2013)
Ranking: NYT 3 / PW 7 / USA -
    Sales volume: 10,437
E-book—Little, Brown (October 2013)
Ranking: NYT 7 / PW 5 / USA 17

Cover: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
9

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 82.0—On the lists 125 weeks in 4 editions since 1-15-12
Last week: Nr. 8 (33 weeks in top-25, high rank Nr. 7)
E-book—Dutton (January 2012)
Ranking: NYT - / PW 1 / USA -
Paper—Dutton (April 2014)
Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 1 / USA 1
    Sales volume: 112,355
Paper—Dutton (April 2014)
Ranking: NYT - / PW 3 / USA -
    Sales volume: 58,036
MOVIE coming June 4, 2014

Cover: Field of Prey by John Sandford
10

Field of Prey
by John Sandford (Fiction)
Rating: 81.5—On the lists 4 weeks in 2 editions since 5-11-14
Last week: Nr. 4 (4 weeks in top-25, 3 in top-5, 2 at Nr. 2)
Hardcover—Putnam (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 8 / PW 6 / USA 14
    Sales volume: 10,741
E-book—Putnam (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 5 / PW 6 / USA -

Cover: Finding Me by Michelle Knight
11

Finding Me
by Michelle Knight (Nonfiction)
Rating: 78.2—On the lists 5 weeks in 2 editions since 5-11-14
Last week: Nr. 15 (4 weeks in top-25, 1 in top-5 at Nr. 5)
Hardcover—Weinstein (April 2014)
Ranking: NYT 6 / PW 6 / USA 48
    Sales volume: 8,795
E-book—Weinstein (April 2014)
Ranking: NYT 5 / PW - / USA -

Cover: The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller
12

The Marriage Pact
by Linda Lael Miller (Fiction)
Rating: 77.7—NEW on the lists
*Mass Market—HQN (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 3 / PW 1 / USA -
    Sales volume: 28,696
*E-book—HQN (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 19 / PW - / USA 15

Cover: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
13

Heaven is for Real
by Todd Burpo (Nonfiction)
Rating: 76.0—On the lists 187 weeks in 4 editions since 11-21-10
Last week: Nr. 9 (85 weeks in top-25, 57 in top-5, 7 at Nr. 1)
E-book—Thomas Nelson (November 2010)
Ranking: NYT 3 / PW 24 / USA -
Trade Paper—Thomas Nelson (March 2014)
Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 3 / USA 19
    Sales volume: 13,259
MOVIE: April 16, 2014

Cover: The One and Only by Emily Giffin
14

The One and Only
by Emily Giffin (Fiction)
Rating: 76.0—On the lists 2 weeks in 2 editions since 5-25-14
Last week: Nr. 1
Hardcover—Ballantine Books (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 4 / PW 4 / USA -
    Sales volume: 17,326
E-book—Ballantine Books (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 9 / PW 15 / USA 13

Cover: The Target by David Baldacci
15

The Target
by David Baldacci (Fiction)
Rating: 75.9—On the lists 6 weeks in 2 editions since 4-27-14
Last week: Nr. 7 (6 weeks in top-25, 3 in top-5, 2 at Nr. 1)
Hardcover—Grand Central (April 2014)
Ranking: NYT 7 / PW 5 / USA -
    Sales volume: 10,889
E-book—Grand Central (April 2014)
Ranking: NYT 8 / PW 11 / USA 20

Cover: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
16

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Fiction)
Rating: 72.9—On the lists 105 weeks in 3 editions since 6-10-12
Last week: Nr. 11 (73 weeks in top-25, 30 in top-5, 5 at Nr. 1)
E-book—Crown (June 2012)
Ranking: NYT 17 / PW 16 / USA -
Trade Paper—Broadway (April 2014)
Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 1 / USA 18
    Sales volume: 22,275
MOVIE coming October 3, 2014

Cover: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
17

The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown (Nonfiction)
Rating: 70.0—On the lists 40 weeks in 3 editions since 6-9-13
First time in top-25 with new paper reprint
E-book—Viking (June 2013)
Ranking: NYT 14 / PW - / USA -
*Trade Paper—Penguin (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 2 / PW 5 / USA 73
    Sales volume: 12,080

Cover: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
18

The Longest Ride
by Nicholas Sparks (Fiction)
Rating: 68.2—On the lists 30 weeks in 3 editions since 9-22-13
Last week: Nr. 14 (17 weeks in top-25, 3 in top-5, high rank Nr. 2)
Trade Paper—Grand Central (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 3 / PW 2 / USA 24
    Sales volume: 14,798
MOVIE coming February 13, 2015

Cover: Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt
19

Think Like a Freak
by Steven D. Levitt (Nonfiction)
Rating: 68.0—On the lists 5 weeks in 2 editions since 5-11-14
Last week: Nr. 22 (3 weeks in top-25, 1 in top-5 at Nr. 3)
E-book—William Morrow (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 13 / PW - / USA -
Hardcover—William Morrow (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 4 / PW 7 / USA 67
    Sales volume: 8,480

Cover: Instinct by T. D. Jakes
20

Instinct
by T. D. Jakes (Nonfiction)
Rating: 67.2—On the lists 4 weeks in this edition since 5-11-14
Last week: Nr. 16 (4 weeks in top-25, high rank Nr. 16)
Hardcover—FaithWords (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 2 / USA 42
    Sales volume: 12,792

Cover: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
21

Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)
Rating: 65.8—On the lists 56 weeks in 2 editions since 4-7-13
Last week: Nr. 13 (19 weeks in top-25, high rank Nr. 6)
Trade Paper—William Morrow (April 2013)
Ranking: NYT 2 / PW - / USA -
E-book—William Morrow (April 2013)
Ranking: NYT 14 / PW 17 / USA 26

Cover: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
22

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou (Fiction)
Rating: 65.5—NEW on the lists
*E-book—Ballantine Books (April 2009)
Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 10 / USA 4

Cover: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
23

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty (Nonfiction)
Rating: 65.0—On the lists 10 weeks in 2 editions since 3-30-14
Last week: Not in top-25 last week; Nr. 5 previous week (5 weeks in top-25, 1 in top-5 at Nr. 5)
Hardcover—Belknap (March 2014)
Ranking: NYT 2 / PW 3 / USA 43
    Sales volume: 11,878

Cover: The Devaney Brothers: Daniel by Sherryl Woods
24

The Devaney Brothers: Daniel
by Sherryl Woods (Fiction)
Rating: 61.0—NEW on the lists
*Mass Market—Mira (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 7 / PW 5 / USA -
    Sales volume: 18,643
*E-book—Mira (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT - / PW - / USA 25

Cover: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
25

All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr (Fiction)
Rating: 60.5—On the lists 4 weeks in 2 editions since 5-11-14
First itme in top-25
Hardcover—Scribner (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 6 / PW 8 / USA -
    Sales volume: 8,164
E-book—Scribner (May 2014)
Ranking: NYT 12 / PW 23 / USA 27

New on the lists for this report:
70 ISBNs (17.2% of the total of 408)— 50 as new titles and 20 as new editions of previous bestsellers (or additional editions of new titles)
11 authors new to the bestseller lists (since the database was started in 2001)

Number and ranking of e-books and self-published works:
Type  Top-10   Top-25   Total 
E-books 9 21 98
E-book only 0 1 32
Self-Published 0 0 14
Self-Published (Print) 0 0 1
Self-Published (E-book)    0 0 13

Longevity on the Lists (all editions of titles on the lists)
Level  Average   Median   Range 
Top-10 21.7 3.5 1 to 125
Top-25 27.0 4.5 1 to 187
All 349 Titles    47.8 13.0 1 to 652

Database totals:
37,677 editions
24,088 titles
9,336 authors
1,988 imprints
Since the database was begun in mid-2001.
In that time, data has been retreived from a total of 12,064 discrete weekly lists (Hardcover Fiction, Children's Picture, etc).
TOP 25 NEW TITLES / EDITIONS
BY CONSOLIDATED RANKING (of all titles)

MOST RECENT WEEK
Updated June 16, for weekly sales reports through June 1
New Title New edition of previous bestselling title (* indicates new author or new edition)
E-books listed under PW come from Digital Book World, a weekly list that matches PW's 25-rank lists
If shown: First Print Run as reported by Books in Print, Sales Volume as reported by Neilsen BookScan on Publishers Weekly lists
See notes on Bestseller page regarding discrepancies between list rank and sales volume
Cover: Air Bound by Christine Feehan
1
Air Bound
by Christine Feehan (Fiction)
Rating: 95.3—NEW on the lists
*Mass Market—Jove (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 3 / USA -
    Sales volume: 21,911
*E-book—Jove (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 3 / PW - / USA 5

Cover: Skin Game by Jim Butcher
2
Skin Game
by Jim Butcher (Fiction)
Rating: 94.9—NEW on the lists
*Hardcover—ROC (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 1 / USA -
    Sales volume: 47,825
*E-book—ROC (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 7 / USA 3

Cover: Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler
3
Ghost Ship
by Clive Cussler (Fiction)
Rating: 93.5—NEW on the lists
*Hardcover—Penguin (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 2 / PW 2 / USA -
    Sales volume: 20,381
*E-book—Penguin (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 4 / PW - / USA 10

Cover: Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery
7
Before We Kiss
by Susan Mallery (Fiction)
Rating: 86.7—NEW on the lists
*Mass Market—HQN (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 5 / PW 4 / USA -
    Sales volume: 20,228
*E-book—HQN (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 6 / PW - / USA 9

Cover: The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller
12
The Marriage Pact
by Linda Lael Miller (Fiction)
Rating: 77.7—NEW on the lists
*Mass Market—HQN (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 3 / PW 1 / USA -
    Sales volume: 28,696
*E-book—HQN (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 19 / PW - / USA 15

Cover: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
17
The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown (Nonfiction)
Rating: 70.0—On the lists 40 weeks in 3 editions since 6-9-13
E-book—Viking (June 2013)
    Ranking: NYT 14 / PW - / USA -
*Trade Paper—Penguin (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 2 / PW 5 / USA 73
    Sales volume: 12,080

Cover: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
22
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou (Fiction)
Rating: 65.5—NEW on the lists
*E-book—Ballantine Books (April 2009)
    Ranking: NYT 1 / PW 10 / USA 4

Cover: The Devaney Brothers: Daniel by Sherryl Woods
24
The Devaney Brothers: Daniel
by Sherryl Woods (Fiction)
Rating: 61.0—NEW on the lists
*Mass Market—Mira (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 7 / PW 5 / USA -
    Sales volume: 18,643
*E-book—Mira (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT - / PW - / USA 25

Cover: Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins
35
Tibetan Peach Pie
by Tom Robbins (Nonfiction)
Rating: 54.3—NEW on the lists
*Hardcover—Ecco (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 7 / PW 12 / USA -
    Sales volume: 5,069
*E-book—Ecco (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 12 / PW - / USA 107

Cover: The Cursed by Heather Graham
39
The Cursed
by Heather Graham (Fiction)
Rating: 50.7—NEW on the lists
*Mass Market—Mira (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 14 / PW 12 / USA -
    Sales volume: 10,671
*E-book—Mira (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 21 / PW - / USA 33

Cover: Against the Wild by Kat Martin
41
Against the Wild
by Kat Martin (Fiction)
Rating: 50.3—NEW on the lists
*Mass Market—Zebra (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 10 / PW 11 / USA -
    Sales volume: 11,855
*E-book—Zebra (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT - / PW - / USA 35

Cover: Suspicion by Joseph Finder
52
Suspicion
by Joseph Finder (Fiction)
Rating: 42.8—NEW on the lists
*Hardcover—Dutton (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 12 / PW 12 / USA -
    Sales volume: 3,842
*E-book—Dutton (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT - / PW - / USA 62

Cover: On a Clear Day by Debbie Macomber
60
On a Clear Day
by Debbie Macomber (Fiction)
Rating: 40.7—NEW on the lists
*Mass Market—Mira (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 21 / PW 7 / USA 51
    Sales volume: 16,359

Cover: The Vacationers by Emma Straub
65
The Vacationers
by *Emma Straub (Fiction)
Rating: 37.7—NEW on the lists
*Hardcover—Riverhead (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 18 / PW - / USA -
*E-book—Riverhead (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 15 / PW - / USA 39

Cover: Deeply Odd by Dean R. Koontz
71
Deeply Odd
by Dean R. Koontz (Fiction)
Rating: 35.5—On the lists 7 weeks in 3 editions since 6-2-13
*Mass Market—Random House (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 12 / PW 10 / USA 118
    Sales volume: 12,333

Cover: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
80
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
by *Joel Dicker (Fiction)
Rating: 31.0—NEW on the lists
*Trade Paper—Penguin (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 8 / PW 14 / USA -
    Sales volume: 4,455
*E-book—Penguin (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT - / PW - / USA 145

Cover: The Road to Reinvention by Josh Linker
81
The Road to Reinvention
by *Josh Linker (Nonfiction)
Rating: 30.9—NEW on the lists
*Hardcover—Jossey-Bass (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 8 / PW - / USA 63

Cover: Soccer on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne
82
Soccer on Sunday
by Mary Pope Osborne (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 30.7—NEW on the lists
*Hardcover—Random House (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT - / PW 6 / USA 87
    Sales volume: 9,730

Cover: Lee Marvin by Dwane Epstein
86
Lee Marvin
by *Dwane Epstein (Nonfiction)
Rating: 27.7—NEW on the lists
*E-book—Schaffner Press, Inc. (January 2013)
    Ranking: NYT 4 / PW - / USA 117

Cover: Promise Me Forever by Debbie Macomber
88
Promise Me Forever
by Debbie Macomber (Fiction)
Rating: 27.5—NEW on the lists
*E-book—Random House (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 16 / PW - / USA 46

Cover: X-Men: Days of Future Past by Chris Claremont
96
X-Men: Days of Future Past
by Chris Claremont (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 25.0—NEW on the lists
*Paper—Marvel (December 2011)
    Ranking: NYT 1 / PW - / USA -

Cover: White Fire by Douglas J. Preston
97
White Fire
by Douglas J. Preston (Fiction)
Rating: 24.7—On the lists 7 weeks in 3 editions since 11-17-13
*Mass Market—Vision (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 11 / PW 18 / USA 141
    Sales volume: 7,459

Cover: Miracleman, Book 1 by Alan Moore
107
Miracleman, Book 1
by Alan Moore (Fiction)
Rating: 22.5—NEW on the lists
*Hardcover—Marvel (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT 2 / PW - / USA -

Cover: The Southern Cake Book by Staff or Unidentified
112
The Southern Cake Book
by Staff or Unidentified (Nonfiction)
Rating: 22.0—NEW on the lists
*Trade Paper—Oxmoor (May 2014)
    Ranking: NYT - / PW 4 / USA -
    Sales volume: 12,260

TOP 25 TITLES BY CONSOLIDATED RANKING
MOST RECENT MONTH
From a total of 697 editions of 585 titles on the lists
Updated June 17, for sales reports for the month of May 2014
List history shows the number of weeks on the lists through the end of this report
E-books listed under PW come from Digital Book World, a weekly list that matches PW's 25-rank lists
* indicates a new edition and/or an author new to the lists
If shown: First Print Run as reported by Books in Print, Sales Volume as reported by Neilsen BookScan on Publishers Weekly lists
See notes on Bestseller page regarding discrepancies between list rank and sales volume
The symbol under the rank number shows the change in rank from the previous report:
Cover: Unlucky 13 by James Patterson
1

Unlucky 13
by James Patterson (Fiction)
Rating: 96.0—On the lists 5 weeks in 2 editions since 5-4-14
First month in top-25 (debuted in e-book last week of April)
Hardcover—Little, Brown (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (1) / PW 4 (1) / USA -
    Sales volume: 144,710
E-book—Little, Brown (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (1) / PW 4 (2) / USA 4 (2)

Cover: Field of Prey by John Sandford
2

Field of Prey
by John Sandford (Fiction)
Rating: 89.2—On the lists 4 weeks in 2 editions since 5-11-14
New this month
*Hardcover—Putnam (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (2) / PW 4 (2) / USA 4 (2)
    Sales volume: 82,845
*E-book—Putnam (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (2) / PW 4 (3) / USA -

Cover: Inferno by Dan Brown
3

Inferno
by Dan Brown (Fiction)
Rating: 87.5—On the lists 44 weeks in 5 editions since 5-12-13
Previous Month: Not in top-25 - returning in new reprints and first time in e-book (total of 6 months in top-25,3 in top-5, 2 at Nr. 1)
*E-book—Doubleday (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 1 (24) / USA 1 (15)
*Trade Paper—Anchor (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (4) / PW 3 (5) / USA -
    Sales volume: 32,201
*Mass Market—Anchor (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (1) / PW 3 (1) / USA 3 (5)
    Sales volume: 89,349
MOVIE in development for 2015

Cover: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
4

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt (Fiction)
Rating: 85.9—On the lists 32 weeks in 2 editions since 10-27-13
Previous Month: Nr. 3 (7 months in top-25, 5 in top-5, 3 at Nr. 1)
Hardcover—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (2) / PW 4 (4) / USA -
    Sales volume: 49,356
E-book—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (4) / PW 4 (4) / USA 4 (12)

Cover: Finding Me by Michelle Knight
5

Finding Me
by Michelle Knight (Nonfiction)
Rating: 84.0—On the lists 5 weeks in 2 editions since 5-11-14
First month in top-25 (debuted in e-book last week of April)
*Hardcover—Weinstein (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (2) / PW 4 (1) / USA 4 (6)
    Sales volume: 75,123
*E-book—Weinstein (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (1) / PW 2 (16) / USA -

Cover: The Target by David Baldacci
6

The Target
by David Baldacci (Fiction)
Rating: 83.7—On the lists 6 weeks in 2 editions since 4-27-14
First month in top-25 (debuted end of April)
Hardcover—Grand Central (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (4) / PW 4 (3) / USA -
    Sales volume: 66,861
E-book—Grand Central (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (3) / PW 4 (7) / USA 4 (8)

Cover: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
7

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 82.5—On the lists 125 weeks in 4 editions since 1-15-12
Previous Month: Nr. 4 (10 months in top-25, 1 in top-5 at Nr. 4)
E-book—Dutton (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 4 (1) / USA 2 (1)
Paper—Dutton (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (1) / PW 4 (1) / USA 2 (1)
    Sales volume: 355,814
Paper—Dutton (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 4 (2) / USA -
    Sales volume: 183,034
MOVIE coming June 4, 2014

Cover: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
8

Heaven is for Real
by Todd Burpo (Nonfiction)
Rating: 80.0—On the lists 187 weeks in 4 editions since 11-21-10
Previous Month: Nr. 1 (21 months in top-25, 17 in top-5, 3 at Nr. 1)
E-book—Thomas Nelson (November 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (3) / PW 4 (17) / USA -
Trade Paper—Thomas Nelson (March 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (1) / PW 3 (3) / USA 4 (5)
    Sales volume: 54,193
MOVIE: April 16, 2014

Cover: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
9

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty (Nonfiction)
Rating: 77.4—On the lists 10 weeks in 2 editions since 3-30-14
First month in top-25 (debuted late March)
Hardcover—Belknap (March 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (1) / PW 4 (1) / USA 4 (16)
    Sales volume: 67,646
E-book—Belknap (March 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 3 (11) / PW - / USA -

Cover: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
10

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Fiction)
Rating: 73.6—On the lists 105 weeks in 3 editions since 6-10-12
Previous Month: Nr. 14 (18 months in top-25, 11 in top-5, 2 at Nr. 1)
E-book—Crown (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (13) / PW 4 (13) / USA -
Trade Paper—Broadway (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (1) / PW 3 (1) / USA 4 (12)
    Sales volume: 76,955
MOVIE coming October 3, 2014

Cover: Instinct by T. D. Jakes
11

Instinct
by T. D. Jakes (Nonfiction)
Rating: 67.0—On the lists 4 weeks in this edition since 5-11-14
New this month
*Hardcover—FaithWords (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (1) / PW 4 (2) / USA 4 (25)
    Sales volume: 55,716

Cover: Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt
12

Think Like a Freak
by Steven D. Levitt (Nonfiction)
Rating: 66.0—On the lists 5 weeks in 2 editions since 5-11-14
First time in monthly top-25 (debuted last week of April)
*E-book—William Morrow (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (4) / PW - / USA -
Hardcover—William Morrow (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 3 (2) / PW 3 (3) / USA 3 (23)
    Sales volume: 37,347

Cover: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
13

Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)
Rating: 64.1—On the lists 56 weeks in 2 editions since 4-7-13
Previous Month: Nr. 5 (5 months in top-25, 2 in top-5, high rank Nr. 3)
Trade Paper—William Morrow (April 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (2) / PW - / USA 1 (24)
E-book—William Morrow (April 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (14) / PW 4 (14) / USA 3 (19)

Cover: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
14

The Longest Ride
by Nicholas Sparks (Fiction)
Rating: 63.7—On the lists 30 weeks in 3 editions since 9-22-13
First month in top-25
*Trade Paper—Grand Central (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (2) / PW 3 (2) / USA 4 (8)
    Sales volume: 55,916
MOVIE coming February 13, 2015

Cover: Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
15

Natchez Burning
by Greg Iles (Fiction)
Rating: 62.3—On the lists 5 weeks in 2 editions since 5-4-14
First month in top-25 (debuted last week of April)
Hardcover—William Morrow (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (5) / PW 4 (5) / USA 1 (21)
    Sales volume: 44,564
E-book—William Morrow (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (11) / PW 4 (18) / USA 3 (17)

Cover: Frozen Junior Novelization by Disney staff
16

Frozen Junior Novelization
by Disney staff (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 59.5—On the lists 32 weeks in this edition since 10-20-13
Previous Month: Nr. 12 (5 months in top-25, high rank Nr. 12)
Paper—RH/Disney (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (1) / PW 4 (4) / USA 4 (60)
    Sales volume: 45,174
MOVIE: November 27, 2013

Cover: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
17

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 58.5—On the lists 421 weeks in 4 editions since 3-19-06
Previous Month: Nr. 21 (8 months in top-25, high rank Nr. 8)
Paper—Knopf (September 2007)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 3 (30)
Paper—Knopf (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (3) / PW 4 (8) / USA 1 (30)
    Sales volume: 28,947
MOVIE: November 15, 2013

Cover: Conform by Glenn Beck
18

Conform
by Glenn Beck (Nonfiction)
Rating: 57.5—On the lists 5 weeks in 2 editions since 3-18-14
First month in top-25 (debuted last week of April)
*Trade Paper—Threshold (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (2) / PW 3 (2) / USA 4 (22)
    Sales volume: 45,347
*E-book—Threshold (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 2 (21) / PW - / USA -

Cover: The Collector by Nora Roberts
19

The Collector
by Nora Roberts (Fiction)
Rating: 57.3—On the lists 7 weeks in 2 editions since 4-20-14
Previous Month: Nr. 15
Hardcover—Putnam (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 3 (7) / PW 4 (5) / USA 1 (19)
    Sales volume: 38,026
E-book—Putnam (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (7) / PW 4 (16) / USA 3 (18)

Cover: Silken Prey by John Sandford
20

Silken Prey
by John Sandford (Fiction)
Rating: 57.3—On the lists 14 weeks in 3 editions since 5-12-13
First month in top-25
*Mass Market—Berkley (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (2) / PW 3 (3) / USA 4 (21)
    Sales volume: 57,826

Cover: Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
21

Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis (Nonfiction)
Rating: 57.0—On the lists 10 weeks in 2 editions since 4-6-14
Previous Month: Nr. 2
Hardcover—Norton (March 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (7) / PW 4 (10) / USA 4 (61)
    Sales volume: 25,997
E-book—Norton (March 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (8) / PW - / USA -

Cover: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
22

A Game of Thrones
by George R. R. Martin (Fiction)
Rating: 56.9—On the lists 169 weeks in 4 editions since 12-19-10
Previous Month: Nr. 25 (4 months in top-25, high rank Nr. 12)
Mass Market—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (2) / PW - / USA -
Trade Paper—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (8) / PW - / USA -
E-book—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 4 (33)
TV: HBO series began April 2011

Cover: The Closer: My Story by Mariano Rivera
23

The Closer: My Story
by *Mariano Rivera (Nonfiction)
Rating: 55.5—On the lists 5 weeks in this edition since 5-11-14
First month in top-25 (debuted last week of April)
*Hardcover—Little, Brown (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (3) / PW 4 (4) / USA 4 (39)
    Sales volume: 44,832

Cover: The One and Only by Emily Giffin
24

The One and Only
by Emily Giffin (Fiction)
Rating: 53.7—On the lists 2 weeks in 2 editions since 5-25-14
New this month
*Hardcover—Ballantine Books (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 2 (1) / PW 2 (1) / USA -
    Sales volume: 46,535
*E-book—Ballantine Books (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 2 (1) / PW 2 (6) / USA 2 (2)

Cover: First Sight by Danielle Steel
25

First Sight
by Danielle Steel (Fiction)
Rating: 51.8—On the lists 16 weeks in 3 editions since 7-21-13
First month in top-25
Mass Market—Dell (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (5) / PW 3 (2) / USA 4 (24)
    Sales volume: 62,982

New on the lists for this report:
299 ISBNs (42.9% of the total of 697)— 226 as new titles and 73 as new editions of previous bestsellers (or additional editions of new titles)
65 authors new to the bestseller lists (since the database was started in 2001)

Number and ranking of e-books and self-published works:
Type  Top-10   Top-25   Total 
E-books 10 18 219
E-book only 0 0 99
Self-Published 0 0 41
Self-Published (Print) 0 0 2
Self-Published (E-book)    0 0 39

Longevity on the Lists (all editions of titles on the lists)
Level  Average   Median   Range 
Top-10 52.3 21.0 4 to 187
Top-25 52.2 10.0 4 to 421
All 585 Titles    35.2 6.0 4 to 652
TOP 25 TITLES BY CONSOLIDATED RANKING
MOST RECENT CALENDAR QUARTER
From a total of 1,482 editions of 1,218 titles on the lists
Updated April 9, 2014, for sales reports covering January-March 2014
List history shows the number of weeks on the lists through the end of this report
E-books listed under PW come from Digital Book World, a weekly list that matches PW's 25-rank lists
* indicates a new edition and/or an author new to the lists
If shown: First Print Run as reported by Books in Print, Sales Volume as reported by Neilsen BookScan on Publishers Weekly lists
See notes on Bestseller page regarding discrepancies between list rank and sales volume
The symbol under the rank number shows the change in rank from the previous report:
Cover: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
1

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt (Fiction)
Rating: 75.3—On the lists 23 weeks in 2 editions since 10-27-13
Previous Quarter: Nr. 8 (2 quarters in top-25, 1 in top-5 at Nr. 1)
Hardcover—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (1) / PW 13 (2) / USA -
    Sales volume: 146,831
E-book—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (1) / PW 12 (3) / USA 13 (6)

Cover: Sycamore Row by John Grisham
2

Sycamore Row
by John Grisham (Fiction)
Rating: 64.8—On the lists 24 weeks in 2 editions since 10-20-13
Previous Quarter: Nr. 2 (2 quarters in top-25)
E-book—Doubleday (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (1) / PW 12 (3) / USA 11 (5)
Hardcover—Doubleday (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (2) / PW 13 (1) / USA 2 (10)
    Sales volume: 105,727

Cover: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
3

Lone Survivor
by Marcus Luttrell (Nonfiction)
Rating: 64.8—On the lists 266 weeks in 5 editions since 6-17-07
First time in quarterly top-25
E-book—Little, Brown (June 2007)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (1) / PW 7 (1) / USA 3 (2)
Trade Paper—Back Bay (November 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (1) / PW 13 (1) / USA 2 (32)
    Sales volume: 108,261
Mass Market—Little, Brown (November 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 12 (11) / USA 8 (2)
    Sales volume: 82,944
MOVIE: January 10, 2014

Cover: Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly
4

Killing Jesus
by Bill O'Reilly (Nonfiction)
Rating: 64.7—On the lists 27 weeks in 2 editions since 9-29-13
Previous Quarter: Nr. 1 (2 quarters in top-25, both in top-5)
Hardcover—Henry Holt (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (3) / PW 13 (2) / USA 13 (17)
    Sales volume: 144,194
E-book—Henry Holt (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (2) / PW 1 (21) / USA -

Cover: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
5

The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd (Fiction)
Rating: 64.5—On the lists 12 weeks in 2 editions since 1-12-14
New this quarter
*Hardcover—Viking (January 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (1) / PW 12 (1) / USA 6 (8)
    Sales volume: 181,538
*E-book—Viking (January 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (1) / PW 11 (6) / USA 6 (2)

Cover: The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
6

The Monuments Men
by Robert M. Edsel (Nonfiction)
Rating: 60.2—On the lists 20 weeks in 3 editions since 11-10-13
First time in quarterly top-25
Mass Market—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 2 (2) / PW - / USA -
E-book—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (1) / PW 5 (10) / USA 8 (7)
*Trade Paper—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 9 (1) / PW 11 (2) / USA 4 (30)
    Sales volume: 76,292
MOVIE: February 7, 2014

Cover: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
7

Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)
Rating: 55.7—On the lists 47 weeks in 2 editions since 4-7-13
First time in quarterly top-25
Trade Paper—William Morrow (April 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (1) / PW 13 (2) / USA -
    Sales volume: 89,489
E-book—William Morrow (April 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 9 (6) / PW 8 (12) / USA 13 (14)

Cover: The Husband's Secret by Laura Moriarty
8

The Husband's Secret
by Laura Moriarty (Fiction)
Rating: 54.3—On the lists 35 weeks in 2 editions since 8-4-13
Previous Quarter: Nr. 14 (3 quarters in top-25, high rank Nr. 8)
Hardcover—Putnam (July 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (10) / PW 13 (14) / USA -
    Sales volume: 42,009
E-book—Putnam (July 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (3) / PW 12 (7) / USA 13 (13)

Cover: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
9

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 53.7—On the lists 116 weeks in 2 editions since 1-15-12
Previous Quarter: Nr. 18 (5 quarters in top-25, high rank Nr. 9)
Hardcover—Dutton (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (1) / PW - / USA 11 (1)
E-book—Dutton (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 12 (2) / USA 2 (6)
MOVIE coming June 4, 2014

Cover: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
10

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 53.6—On the lists 412 weeks in 4 editions since 3-19-06
Previous Quarter: Nr. 9 (2 quarters in top-25)
Paper—Knopf (September 2007)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 6 (9)
E-book—Random House (December 2007)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 12 (5) / USA -
Paper—Knopf (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (1) / PW 13 (3) / USA 7 (4)
    Sales volume: 131,421
MOVIE: November 15, 2013

Cover: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
11

David and Goliath
by Malcolm Gladwell (Nonfiction)
Rating: 50.1—On the lists 26 weeks in 2 editions since 10-6-13
Previous Quarter: Nr. 3 (2 quarters in top-25)
Hardcover—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (1) / PW 13 (4) / USA 12 (38)
    Sales volume: 100,554
E-book—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 11 (8) / PW - / USA -

Cover: Allegiant by Veronica Roth
12

Allegiant
by Veronica Roth (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 47.6—On the lists 27 weeks in 2 editions since 9-22-13
Previous Quarter: Nr. 21 (2 quarters in top-25)
Hardcover—Katherine Tegen (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 13 (1) / USA 13 (3)
    Sales volume: 411,990
E-book—Katherine Tegen (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 12 (3) / USA -
MOVIE coming March 18, 2016

Cover: Frozen Junior Novelization by Disney staff
13

Frozen Junior Novelization
by Disney staff (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 46.5—On the lists 23 weeks in this edition since 10-20-13
First time in quarterly top-25
Paper—RH/Disney (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (1) / PW 13 (3) / USA 13 (22)
    Sales volume: 164,310
MOVIE: November 27, 2013


Cover: Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer
14

Things That Matter
by Charles Krauthammer (Nonfiction)
Rating: 46.0—On the lists 23 weeks in 2 editions since 10-27-13
Previous Quarter: Nr. 4 (2 quarters in top-25)
Hardcover—Crown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (1) / PW 13 (1) / USA 11 (19)
    Sales volume: 137,359
E-book—Crown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 7 (7) / PW - / USA -

Cover: Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
15

Twelve Years a Slave
by Solomon Northup (Nonfiction)
Rating: 45.4—On the lists 25 weeks in 2 editions since 10-13-13
First time in quarterly top-25
E-book—Atria (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (1) / PW 6 (12) / USA 12 (6)
Trade Paper—Penguin (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 10 (1) / USA 1 (27)
    Sales volume: 53,191
MOVIE: November 8, 2013

Cover: Duty by Robert M. Gates
16

Duty
by *Robert M. Gates (Nonfiction)
Rating: 44.4—On the lists 11 weeks in 2 editions since 1-19-14
New this quarter
*Hardcover—Knopf (January 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 11 (1) / PW 10 (1) / USA 8 (1)
    Sales volume: 200,015
*E-book—Knopf (January 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 9 (1) / PW 3 (4) / USA -

Cover: Divergent by Veronica Roth
17

Divergent
by Veronica Roth (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 44.3—On the lists 121 weeks in 5 editions since 5-8-11
Previous Quarter: Not in top-25 last quarter (total of 5 quarters in top-25, high rank Nr. 8)
Paper—Katherine Tegen (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 1 (1)
E-book—HarperCollins (May 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 12 (1) / USA 7 (1)
*Paper—Katherine Tegen (February 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 8 (2) / USA 5 (1)
    Sales volume: 138,605
Hardcover—Katherine Tegen (February 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 1 (19) / USA -
    Sales volume: 3,109
MOVIE: March 21, 2014

Cover: Grain Brain by David Perlmutter
18

Grain Brain
by David Perlmutter (Nonfiction)
Rating: 43.1—On the lists 28 weeks in 2 editions since 9-22-13
First time in quarterly top-25
Hardcover—Little, Brown (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (1) / PW 13 (3) / USA 12 (40)
    Sales volume: 106,031

Cover: Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
19

Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 42.8—On the lists 126 weeks in 3 editions since 6-12-11
First time in quarterly top-25
Paper—Quirk (June 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (3) / PW 13 (3) / USA 12 (30)
    Sales volume: 157,925
MOVIE coming July 31, 2015

Cover: The Body Book by Cameron Diaz
20

The Body Book
by *Cameron Diaz (Nonfiction)
Rating: 40.4—On the lists 12 weeks in this edition since 1-12-14
*Hardcover—HarperWave (December 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (1) / PW 12 (1) / USA 12 (27)
    Sales volume: 111,262

Cover: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
21

Heaven is for Real
by Todd Burpo (Nonfiction)
Rating: 38.7—On the lists 177 weeks in 4 editions since 11-21-10
Previous Quarter: Not in quarterly top-25 last four quarters (total of 9 quarters in top-25, high rank Nr. 1)
Trade Paper—Thomas Nelson (November 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 8 (3) / PW - / USA 10 (33)
E-book—Thomas Nelson (November 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (3) / PW - / USA -
Hardcover—Thomas Nelson (October 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 2 (5) / PW - / USA -
*Trade Paper—Thomas Nelson (March 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 2 (1) / PW 4 (2) / USA 3 (13)
    Sales volume: 44,001
MOVIE coming April 16, 2014

Cover: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
22

Hollow City
by Ransom Riggs (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 37.5—On the lists 11 weeks in 2 editions since 1-19-14
New this quarter
*Hardcover—Quirk (January 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 11 (3) / PW 11 (1) / USA 9 (6)
    Sales volume: 167,224
E-book—Quirk (January 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 2 (12)

Cover: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
23

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Fiction)
Rating: 36.5—On the lists 95 weeks in 2 editions since 6-10-12
Previous Quarter: Not in top-25 last quarter (total of 6 quarters in top-25, 4 in top-5, 2 at Nr. 2)
Hardcover—Crown (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 13 (7) / PW - / USA -
E-book—Crown (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 8 (7) / PW 11 (8) / USA 13 (17)
MOVIE coming October 3, 2014

Cover: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
24

Insurgent
by Veronica Roth (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 35.8—On the lists 100 weeks in 2 editions since 5-6-12
Previous Quarter: Not in top-25 last quarter (total of 2 quarters in top-25, high rank Nr. 12)
Hardcover—Katherine Tegen (May 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 7 (2)
E-book—Katherine Tegen (May 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 12 (2) / USA 6 (2)
MOVIE coming July 7, 2014

Cover: The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
25

The Wolf of Wall Street
by Jordan Belfort (Nonfiction)
Rating: 35.6—On the lists 22 weeks in 3 editions since 6-30-13
First time in quarterly top-25
E-book—Bantam (September 2007)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 8 (3) / PW - / USA 1 (36)
Trade Paper—Random House (November 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (2) / PW 10 (6) / USA 8 (44)
    Sales volume: 48,079
MOVIE: December 25, 2013

New on the lists for this report:
849 ISBNs (57.3% of the total of 1,482)— 628 as new titles and 221 as new editions of previous bestsellers (or additional editions of new titles)
169 authors new to the bestseller lists (since the database was started in 2001)

Longevity on the Lists (all editions of titles on the lists)
Level  Average   Median   Range 
Top-10 98.2 31.0 12 to 412
Top-25 72.4 26.5 12 to 412
All 1,218 Titles    22.9 4.0 12 to 644
TOP 25 TITLES BY CONSOLIDATED RANKING
PAST 12 MONTHS
From a total of 4,408 editions of 3,502 titles on the lists
Updated June 17, 2014, for sales reports covering June 2013-May 2014
List history shows the number of weeks on the lists through the end of this report
E-books listed under PW come from Digital Book World, a weekly list that matches PW's 25-rank lists
* indicates a new edition and/or an author new to the lists
If shown: First Print Run as reported by Books in Print, Sales Volume as reported by Neilsen BookScan on Publishers Weekly lists
See notes on Bestseller page regarding discrepancies between list rank and sales volume
The symbol under the rank number shows the change in rank from the previous report:
Cover: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
1

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 62.8—On the lists 125 weeks in 4 editions since 1-15-12
Last report: Nr. 1 (18 months in top-25, 7 in top-5, 2 at Nr. 1)
Hardcover—Dutton (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 44 (1) / PW - / USA 39 (1)
E-book—Dutton (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 42 (1) / USA 6 (1)
*Paper—Dutton (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 7 (1) / PW 8 (1) / USA 4 (1)
    Sales volume: 538,856
*Paper—Dutton (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 1 (1) / PW 8 (2) / USA 2 (1)
    Sales volume: 274,246
MOVIE coming June 4, 2014

Cover: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
2

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt (Fiction)
Rating: 58.7—On the lists 32 weeks in 2 editions since 10-27-13
Last report: Nr. 6 (4 months in top-25, first in top-5)
*Hardcover—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 32 (1) / PW 32 (2) / USA 3 (8)
    Sales volume: 482,037
*E-book—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 32 (1) / PW 28 (2) / USA 29 (5)

Cover: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
3

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 54.2—On the lists 421 weeks in 4 editions since 3-19-06
Last report: Nr. 8 (6 months in top-25, first in top-5)
Paper—Knopf (September 2007)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 19 (3) / PW - / USA 33 (4)
*E-book—Random House (December 2007)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 24 (1) / USA -
*Paper—Knopf (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 33 (1) / PW 33 (3) / USA 18 (4)
    Sales volume: 388,357
MOVIE: November 15, 2013

Cover: Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly
4

Killing Jesus
by Bill O'Reilly (Nonfiction)
Rating: 54.1—On the lists 37 weeks in 2 editions since 9-29-13
Last report: Nr. 3 (5 months in top-25, 2 in top-5, high rank Nr. 3)
*Hardcover—Henry Holt (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 35 (1) / PW 35 (1) / USA 33 (1)
    Sales volume: 1,298,172
E-book—Henry Holt (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 36 (1) / PW 12 (1) / USA -

Cover: The Husband's Secret by Laura Moriarty
5

The Husband's Secret
by Laura Moriarty (Fiction)
Rating: 52.6—On the lists 44 weeks in 2 editions since 8-4-13
Last report: Nr. 10 (5 months in top-25, first in top-5)
*Hardcover—Putnam (July 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 38 (9) / PW 35 (12) / USA -
    Sales volume: 126,958
*E-book—Putnam (July 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 44 (1) / PW 39 (1) / USA 44 (3)

Cover: Divergent by Veronica Roth
6

Divergent
by Veronica Roth (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 51.5—On the lists 130 weeks in 5 editions since 5-8-11
Last report: Nr. 4 (18 months in top-25, 1 in top-5 at Nr. 4)
Paper—Katherine Tegen (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 20 (1) / PW - / USA 21 (1)
E-book—HarperCollins (May 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 48 (1) / USA 17 (1)
*Paper—Katherine Tegen (February 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 17 (2) / USA 14 (1)
    Sales volume: 260,529
Hardcover—Katherine Tegen (February 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 1 (19) / USA -
    Sales volume: 3,109
MOVIE: March 21, 2014

Cover: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
7

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Fiction)
Rating: 51.3—On the lists 105 weeks in 3 editions since 6-10-12
Last report: Nr. 7 (21 months in top-25, 15 in top-5, 3 at Nr. 1)
Hardcover—Crown (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 39 (5) / PW 4 (12) / USA 1 (87)
    Sales volume: 28,951
E-book—Crown (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 39 (7) / PW 45 (6) / USA 45 (12)
*Trade Paper—Broadway (April 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 6 (1) / PW 6 (1) / USA 6 (7)
    Sales volume: 167,481
MOVIE coming October 3, 2014

Cover: Inferno by Dan Brown
8

Inferno
by Dan Brown (Fiction)
Rating: 51.0—On the lists 44 weeks in 5 editions since 5-12-13
Last report: Nr. 9 (10 months in top-25, 3 in top-5, high rank Nr. 4)
Hardcover—Doubleday (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 29 (1) / PW 30 (1) / USA 21 (1)
    Sales volume: 702,714
*E-book—Doubleday (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 21 (1) / PW 21 (1) / USA 15 (1)
Hardcover—Vintage (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 1 (12) / PW - / USA -
*Trade Paper—Anchor (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (4) / PW 4 (5) / USA -
    Sales volume: 46,179
*Mass Market—Anchor (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (1) / PW 4 (1) / USA 3 (5)
    Sales volume: 126,517
MOVIE in development for 2015

Cover: Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
9

Proof of Heaven
by Eben Alexander (Nonfiction)
Rating: 47.0—On the lists 84 weeks in 3 editions since 10-28-12
Last report: Nr. 2 (16 months in top-25, 12 in top-5, 8 at Nr. 1)
Trade Paper—Simon & Schuster (October 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 51 (1) / PW 21 (1) / USA 44 (9)
    Sales volume: 270,525
E-book—Simon & Schuster (October 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 24 (1) / PW - / USA 1 (46)

Cover: Sycamore Row by John Grisham
10

Sycamore Row
by John Grisham (Fiction)
Rating: 46.1—On the lists 29 weeks in 2 editions since 10-20-13
Last report: Nr. 11 (4 months in top-25, high rank Nr. 10)
*E-book—Doubleday (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 25 (1) / PW 24 (1) / USA 23 (2)
Hardcover—Doubleday (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 28 (1) / PW 28 (1) / USA 5 (3)
    Sales volume: 816,732

Cover: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
11

Lean In
by Sheryl Sandberg (Nonfiction)
Rating: 45.5—On the lists 66 weeks in 2 editions since 3-10-13
Last report: Nr. 5 (11 months in top-25, 6 in top-5, 2 at Nr. 2)
Hardcover—Knopf (March 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 53 (1) / PW 37 (2) / USA 45 (28)
    Sales volume: 296,411
E-book—Knopf (March 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 51 (2) / PW - / USA -

Cover: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
12

Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)
Rating: 42.1—On the lists 56 weeks in 2 editions since 4-7-13
Last report: Nr. 20 (2 months in top-25)
Trade Paper—William Morrow (April 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 43 (1) / PW 35 (2) / USA 13 (24)
    Sales volume: 227,533
E-book—William Morrow (April 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 19 (3) / PW 18 (4) / USA 32 (5)

Cover: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
13

Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card (Fiction)
Rating: 42.0—On the lists 110 weeks in 4 editions since 6-26-11
Last report: Nr. 12 (8 months in to-25, high rank Nr. 7)
Mass Market—Tor (July 1994)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 18 (1) / PW - / USA -
E-book—Tor (April 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 16 (3) / PW 20 (3) / USA 38 (7)
*Trade Paper—Tor (August 1992)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 17 (10) / PW - / USA -
*Mass Market—Tor (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 34 (1) / PW 8 (9) / USA 2 (46)
    Sales volume: 56,449
MOVIE: November 1, 2013

Cover: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
14

Insurgent
by Veronica Roth (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 41.8—On the lists 109 weeks in 2 editions since 5-6-12
Last report: Nr. 13 (15 months in top-25, high rank Nr. 12)
Hardcover—Katherine Tegen (May 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 20 (3) / PW - / USA 17 (2)
E-book—Katherine Tegen (May 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 45 (2) / USA 35 (2)
MOVIE: July 7, 2014

Cover: Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
15

Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 41.4—On the lists 135 weeks in 3 editions since 6-12-11
Last report: Nr. 17 (3 months in top-25, high rank Nr. 15)
Hardcover—Quirk (June 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 1 (6) / PW - / USA -
*Paper—Quirk (June 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 49 (3) / PW 52 (2) / USA 44 (30)
    Sales volume: 502,324
MOVIE coming July 31, 2015

Cover: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
16

Lone Survivor
by Marcus Luttrell (Nonfiction)
Rating: 39.4—On the lists 275 weeks in 5 editions since 6-17-07
Last report: Nr. 23 (3 months in top-25, high rank Nr. 16)
Trade Paper—Back Bay (April 2008)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 14 (1) / PW - / USA 1 (108)
E-book—Little, Brown (June 2007)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 28 (1) / PW 7 (1) / USA 6 (2)
*Trade Paper—Back Bay (November 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 19 (1) / PW 21 (1) / USA 10 (26)
    Sales volume: 166,423
*Mass Market—Little, Brown (November 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (3) / PW 14 (11) / USA 9 (2)
    Sales volume: 99,206
MOVIE: January 10, 2014

Cover: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
17

David and Goliath
by Malcolm Gladwell (Nonfiction)
Rating: 38.4—On the lists 35 weeks in 2 editions since 10-6-13
Last report: Nr. 21 (4 months in top-25, high rank Nr. 17)
*Hardcover—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 35 (1) / PW 29 (2) / USA 25 (5)
    Sales volume: 517,053
*E-book—Little, Brown (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 24 (1) / PW 8 (9) / USA -

Cover: The Racketeer by John Grisham
18

The Racketeer
by John Grisham (Fiction)
Rating: 37.9—On the lists 62 weeks in 4 editions since 10-21-12
Last report: Nr. 22 (11 months in top-25, high rank Nr. 9)
E-book—Knopf Doubleday (October 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 3 (19) / PW 1 (19) / USA 6 (51)
*Trade Paper—Random House (August 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 17 (2) / PW 12 (1) / USA -
    Sales volume: 127,121
*Mass Market—Random House (August 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 38 (1) / PW 33 (1) / USA 30 (3)
    Sales volume: 455,052

Cover: Allegiant by Veronica Roth
19

Allegiant
by Veronica Roth (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 37.8—On the lists 36 weeks in 2 editions since 9-22-13
Last report: Nr. 25 (second month in top-25)
*Hardcover—Katherine Tegen (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 33 (1) / USA 33 (1)
    Sales volume: 1,398,464
E-book—Katherine Tegen (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 31 (1) / USA -
MOVIE coming March 18, 2016

Cover: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
20

Heaven is for Real
by Todd Burpo (Nonfiction)
Rating: 37.2—On the lists 187 weeks in 4 editions since 11-21-10
Returning to top-25 after 9 months (29 months in top-25, 14 in top-5, 8 at Nr. 1)
Trade Paper—Thomas Nelson (November 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 35 (3) / PW - / USA 12 (33)
E-book—Thomas Nelson (November 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 24 (1) / PW 9 (3) / USA -
Hardcover—Thomas Nelson (October 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 5 (5) / PW - / USA -
*Trade Paper—Thomas Nelson (March 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 11 (1) / PW 13 (1) / USA 12 (3)
    Sales volume: 286,786
MOVIE: April 16, 2014

Cover: Wonder by R. J. Palacio
21

Wonder
by R. J. Palacio (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 36.5—On the lists 115 weeks in 2 editions since 3-4-12
Last report: Nr. 25 (8 months in top-25, high rank Nr. 20)
Hardcover—Knopf (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW - / USA 52 (38)

Cover: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
22

The Day the Crayons Quit
by *Drew Daywalt (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 36.1—On the lists 49 weeks in this edition since 6-30-13
First time in 12-month top-25
*Hardcover—Philomel (June 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 49 (1) / PW 40 (1) / USA 18 (36)
    Sales volume: 304,879

Cover: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
23

Fifty Shades of Grey
by E. L. James (Fiction)
Rating: 35.7—On the lists 122 weeks in 4 editions since 2-5-12
Last report: Nr. 18 (24 months in top-25, 15 in top-5, 5 at Nr. 1)
E-book—Vintage (June 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 14 (7) / PW - / USA 8 (12)
Trade Paper—Vintage (April 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 51 (1) / PW - / USA 41 (10)
Hardcover—Doubleday (January 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 1 (7) / PW - / USA 2 (39)
MOVIE coming August 1, 2014

Cover: Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson
24

Happy, Happy, Happy
by Phil Robertson (Nonfiction)
Rating: 35.4—On the lists 37 weeks in 2 editions since 5-12-13
Last report: Nr. 14 (9 months in top-25, high rank Nr. 9)
Hardcover—Howard (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 32 (1) / PW 32 (1) / USA 31 (6)
    Sales volume: 491,572
E-book—Howard (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 23 (3) / PW - / USA -
TV: Duck Dynasty series (A&E)

Cover: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
25

The Longest Ride
by Nicholas Sparks (Fiction)
Rating: 35.1—On the lists 30 weeks in 3 editions since 9-22-13
First time in 12-month top-25
*Hardcover—Grand Central (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 21 (1) / PW 25 (1) / USA 15 (1)
    Sales volume: 567,022
*E-book—Grand Central (September 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 17 (1) / PW 14 (2) / USA 9 (28)
*Trade Paper—Grand Central (May 2014)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (2) / PW 4 (2) / USA 4 (8)
    Sales volume: 79,733
MOVIE coming February 13, 2015

New on the lists for this report:
3,336 ISBNs (75.7% of the total of 4,408)—2,484 as new titles and 852 as new editions of previous bestsellers (or additional editions of new titles)
693 authors new to the bestseller lists (since the database was started in 2001)

Longevity on the Lists (all editions of titles on the lists)
Level  Average   Median   Range 
Top-10 105.1 64.0 29 to 421
Top-25 99.0 64.0 29 to 421
All 3,502 Titles    14.3 3.0 29 to 652
TOP 25 TITLES BY CONSOLIDATED RANKING
CALENDAR YEAR 2013
From a total of 4,439 editions of 3,512 titles on the lists
List history shows the number of weeks on the lists through the end of this report
E-books listed under PW come from Digital Book World, a weekly list that matches PW's 25-rank lists
* indicates a new edition and/or an author new to the lists
If shown: First Print Run as reported by Books in Print, Sales Volume as reported by Neilsen BookScan on Publishers Weekly lists
See notes on Bestseller page regarding discrepancies between list rank and sales volume
The symbol under the rank number shows the change in rank from the previous report:
Cover: Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
1

Proof of Heaven
by Eben Alexander (Nonfiction)
Rating: 80.7—On the lists 62 weeks in 3 editions since 10-28-12
2012 Rank: Not in top-25
Trade Paper—Simon & Schuster (October 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 43 (1) / USA 51 (4)
    Sales volume: 837,253
E-book—Simon & Schuster (October 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 43 (1) / PW - / USA 1 (46)
Hardcover—Simon & Schuster (October 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 5 (17) / PW - / USA -

Cover: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Fiction)
Rating: 66.0—On the lists 82 weeks in 2 editions since 6-10-12
2012 Rank: Nr. 7 (2 years in top-25)
Hardcover—Crown (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 45 (1) / PW 26 (1) / USA 1 (87)
    Sales volume: 281,515
E-book—Crown (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 46 (3) / PW 49 (2) / USA 51 (3)
MOVIE coming October 3, 2014

Cover: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
3

Fifty Shades of Grey
by E. L. James (Fiction)
Rating: 58.2—On the lists 100 weeks in 4 editions since 2-5-12
2012 Rank: Nr. 1 (2 years in top-25)
E-book—Vintage (June 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 26 (5) / PW 11 (5) / USA 5 (5)
Trade Paper—Vintage (April 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 51 (1) / PW 17 (2) / USA 41 (6)
    Sales volume: 252,064
*Hardcover—Doubleday (January 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 3 (7) / PW - / USA 6 (10)
MOVIE coming August 1, 2014

Cover: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
4

Lean In
by *Sheryl Sandberg (Nonfiction)
Rating: 58.1—On the lists 43 weeks in 2 editions since 3-10-13
New this year
*Hardcover—Knopf (March 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 42 (1) / PW 38 (1) / USA 43 (1)
    Sales volume: 604,769
E-book—Knopf (March 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 41 (1) / PW 4 (7) / USA -

Cover: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
5

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 52.0—On the lists 103 weeks in 2 editions since 1-15-12
2012 Rank: Not in the top-25
Hardcover—Dutton (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 4 (2) / USA 46 (6)
    Sales volume: 30,190
E-book—Dutton (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 21 (7) / USA 6 (5)
MOVIE coming June 4, 2014

Cover: Inferno by Dan Brown
6

Inferno
by Dan Brown (Fiction)
Rating: 51.7—On the lists 34 weeks in 3 editions since 5-12-13
New this year
*Hardcover—Doubleday (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 30 (1) / PW 32 (1) / USA 25 (1)
    Sales volume: 1,396,021
E-book—Doubleday (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 23 (1) / PW 23 (1) / USA 9 (1)
*Hardcover—Vintage (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 1 (12) / PW 1 (18) / USA -
    Sales volume: 3,159

Cover: Divergent by Veronica Roth
7

Divergent
by Veronica Roth (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 50.1—On the lists 108 weeks in 3 editions since 5-8-11
2012 Rank: Nr. 17 (2 years in top-25)
Paper—Katherine Tegen (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 42 (1) / PW 8 (7) / USA 30 (1)
    Sales volume: 44,043
E-book—HarperCollins (May 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 32 (2) / USA 22 (4)
MOVIE coming March 21, 2014

Cover: Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James
8

Fifty Shades Freed
by E. L. James (Fiction)
Rating: 46.1—On the lists 92 weeks in 2 editions since 3-11-12
2012 Rank: Nr. 4 (2 years in top-25)
Trade Paper—Vintage (March 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 49 (3) / PW 17 (4) / USA 30 (11)
    Sales volume: 169,386
E-book—Vintage (March 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 15 (9) / PW 34 (6) / USA 20 (7)
MOVIE in development

Cover: The Racketeer by John Grisham
9

The Racketeer
by John Grisham (Fiction)
Rating: 44.9—On the lists 41 weeks in 4 editions since 10-21-12
2012 Rank: Not in top-25
E-book—Knopf Doubleday (October 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 11 (10) / PW 7 (6) / USA 10 (12)
Hardcover—Doubleday (October 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (3) / PW 10 (3) / USA -
    Sales volume: 64,866
*Trade Paper—Random House (August 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 17 (2) / PW 12 (1) / USA -
    Sales volume: 127,121
*Mass Market—Random House (August 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 19 (1) / PW 18 (1) / USA 18 (3)
    Sales volume: 378,079

Cover: Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James
10

Fifty Shades Darker
by E. L. James (Fiction)
Rating: 44.8—On the lists 95 weeks in 3 editions since 2-26-12
2012 Rank: Nr. 3 (2 years in top-25)
E-book—Vintage (September 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 16 (7) / PW 12 (6) / USA 39 (7)
Trade Paper—Vintage (April 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 49 (2) / PW 17 (3) / USA 8 (51)
    Sales volume: 172,477
MOVIE in development

Cover: Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson
11

Happy, Happy, Happy
by *Phil Robertson (Nonfiction)
Rating: 44.8—On the lists 34 weeks in 2 editions since 5-12-13
New this year
*Hardcover—Howard (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 33 (1) / PW 34 (1) / USA 34 (4)
    Sales volume: 649,850
E-book—Howard (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 26 (1) / PW - / USA -
TV: Duck Dynasty series (A&E)

Cover: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
12

Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card (Fiction)
Rating: 44.6—On the lists 88 weeks in 4 editions since 6-26-11
2012 Rank: Not in top-25
Mass Market—Tor (July 1994)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 35 (1) / PW - / USA -
E-book—Tor (April 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 21 (3) / PW 23 (3) / USA 35 (7)
*Trade Paper—Tor (August 1992)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 17 (10) / PW - / USA -
*Mass Market—Tor (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (1) / PW 8 (9) / USA -
    Sales volume: 56,449
MOIVE: November 1, 2013

Cover: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
13

Safe Haven
by Nicholas Sparks (Fiction)
Rating: 43.0—On the lists 101 weeks in 6 editions since 9-19-10
2012 Rank: Not in top-25
E-book—Grand Central (September 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 16 (1) / PW 15 (1) / USA 25 (1)
Mass Market—Grand Central (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 10 (4) / PW 4 (15) / USA 2 (14)
    Sales volume: 29,115
Trade Paper—Grand Central (December 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (2) / PW 12 (3) / USA -
    Sales volume: 121,035
Mass Market—Grand Central (December 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 10 (1) / PW 12 (6) / USA -
    Sales volume: 111,887
MOVIE: February 8, 2013

Cover: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
14

Wild
by Cheryl Strayed (Nonfiction)
Rating: 40.7—On the lists 93 weeks in 3 editions since 3-25-12
2012 Rank: Nr. 15 (2 years in top-25)
Hardcover—Knopf (March 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (9) / PW 1 (25) / USA -
    Sales volume: 3,727
E-book—Knopf (March 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 39 (9) / PW - / USA 2 (127)
*Trade Paper—Vintage (March 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 40 (2) / PW 39 (5) / USA 23 (50)
    Sales volume: 266,320

Cover: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
15

And the Mountains Echoed
by Khaled Hosseini (Fiction)
Rating: 40.4—On the lists 32 weeks in 2 editions since 5-26-13
New this year
*Hardcover—Riverhead (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 31 (2) / PW 28 (2) / USA 10 (2)
    Sales volume: 548,006
*E-book—Riverhead (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 19 (2) / PW 19 (2) / USA 22 (3)

Cover: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
16

Insurgent
by Veronica Roth (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 40.1—On the lists 87 weeks in 2 editions since 5-6-12
2012 Rank: Not in top-25
Hardcover—Katherine Tegen (May 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 42 (3) / PW 17 (7) / USA 1 (13)
    Sales volume: 53,615
E-book—Katherine Tegen (May 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 24 (5) / USA 50 (7)
MOVIE coming July 7, 2014

Cover: Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly
17

Killing Kennedy
by Bill O'Reilly (Nonfiction)
Rating: 39.8—On the lists 63 weeks in 2 editions since 10-7-12
2012 Rank: Not in top-25
Hardcover—Henry Holt (October 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 49 (1) / PW 29 (2) / USA 29 (21)
    Sales volume: 222,237
E-book—Henry Holt (October 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 42 (2) / PW - / USA 3 (63)
TV: November 10, 2013 (National Geographic)

Cover: Quiet by Susan Cain
18

Quiet
by Susan Cain (Nonfiction)
Rating: 38.6—On the lists 101 weeks in 3 editions since 1-29-12
2012 Rank: Not in top-25
Hardcover—Crown (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (13) / PW - / USA -
E-book—Crown (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 30 (9) / PW - / USA -
*Trade Paper—Crown (January 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 49 (2) / PW 48 (4) / USA 24 (36)
    Sales volume: 288,388

Cover: American Sniper by Chris Kyle
19

American Sniper
by Chris Kyle (Nonfiction)
Rating: 38.2—On the lists 89 weeks in 4 editions since 1-8-12
2012 Rank: Nr. 19 (2 years in top-25)
Hardcover—William Morrow (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 10 (1) / PW - / USA 1 (57)
E-book—William Morrow (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 26 (1) / PW 2 (3) / USA -
*Mass Market—HarperCollins (January 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 43 (1) / PW 16 (1) / USA 20 (2)
    Sales volume: 248,301
*Hardcover—William Morrow (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 1 (17) / PW - / USA 1 (100)

Cover: Wonder by R. J. Palacio
20

Wonder
by R. J. Palacio (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 36.8—On the lists 93 weeks in 2 editions since 3-4-12
2012 Rank: Not in top-25
Hardcover—Knopf (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 8 (7) / USA 42 (38)
    Sales volume: 37,015
E-book—Knopf (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 1 (141)

Cover: The Forgotten by David Baldacci
21

The Forgotten
by David Baldacci (Fiction)
Rating: 35.1—On the lists 46 weeks in 4 editions since 11-18-12
2012 Rank Not in top-25
E-book—Grand Central (November 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 11 (7) / PW 13 (4) / USA 12 (11)
Hardcover—Grand Central (November 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 5 (4) / PW 6 (6) / USA 7 (11)
    Sales volume: 34,214
*Trade Paper—Grand Central (March 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 9 (1) / PW 9 (2) / USA 2 (20)
    Sales volume: 113,232
*Mass Market—Grand Central (August 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 18 (2) / PW 13 (2) / USA 10 (11)
    Sales volume: 197,661

Cover: World War Z by Max Brooks
22

World War Z
by Max Brooks (Fiction)
Rating: 34.9—On the lists 133 weeks in 6 editions since 9-17-06
2012 Rank: Not in top-25
Trade Paper—Three Rivers (September 2007)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 16 (1) / PW - / USA -
Mass Market—Three Rivers (September 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (7) / PW - / USA 17 (54)
E-book—Three Rivers (September 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 5 (9) / PW 7 (6) / USA 5 (4)
*Trade Paper—Three Rivers (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 15 (1) / PW 11 (4) / USA 8 (7)
    Sales volume: 96,287
*Mass Market—Three Rivers (May 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (3) / PW 9 (3) / USA 4 (6)
    Sales volume: 93,646
MOVIE: June 21, 2013

Cover: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
23

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 33.5—On the lists 399 weeks in 4 editions since 3-19-06
2012 Rank: Not in top-25
Paper—Knopf (September 2007)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 41 (3) / PW - / USA 20 (4)
*E-book—Random House (December 2007)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 8 (1) / USA -
*Paper—Knopf (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 11 (1) / PW 11 (4) / USA 9 (4)
    Sales volume: 178,277
MOVIE: November 15, 2013

Cover: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
24

Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 33.4—On the lists 226 weeks in 5 editions since 9-6-09
2012 Rank: Not in top-25
Hardcover—Scholastic (September 2009)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 5 (43)
E-book—Scholastic (June 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 10 (5) / USA 16 (18)
Paper—Large Print Press (March 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 2 (24) / USA -
    Sales volume: 4,387
*Paper—Scholastic (June 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 29 (2) / USA 27 (12)
    Sales volume: 313,589
*Paper—Scholastic (October 2013)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 11 (7) / USA 3 (27)
    Sales volume: 96,571
MOVIE: November 22, 2013

Cover: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
25

A Game of Thrones
by George R. R. Martin (Fiction)
Rating: 33.3—On the lists 147 weeks in 4 editions since 12-19-10
2012 Rank: Nr. 8 (3 years in top-25, high rank Nr. 7)
Mass Market—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW - / USA 12 (10)
Trade Paper—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 14 (6) / PW - / USA 1 (36)
E-book—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 3 (13) / PW 3 (9) / USA 28 (14)
TV: Game of Thrones series (HBO)

New on the lists for this report:
3,359 ISBNs (75.7% of the total of 4,439)—2,490 as new titles and 869 as new editions of previous bestsellers (or additional editions of new titles)
756 authors new to the bestseller lists (since the database was started in 2001)

Longevity on the Lists (all editions of titles on the lists)
Level  Average   Median   Range 
Top-10 76.0 87.0 34 to 108
Top-25 99.7 90.5 34 to 399
All 3,512 Titles    14.8 3.0 34 to 632
TOP 25 TITLES BY CONSOLIDATED RANKING
CALENDAR YEAR 2012
From a total of 4,062 editions of 3,104 titles on the lists
List history shows the number of weeks on the lists through the end of this report
E-books listed under PW come from Digital Book World, a weekly list that matches PW's 25-rank lists
* indicates a new edition and/or an author new to the lists
If shown: First Print Run as reported by Books in Print, Sales Volume as reported by Neilsen BookScan on Publishers Weekly lists
See notes on Bestseller page regarding discrepancies between list rank and sales volume
The symbol under the rank number shows the change in rank from the previous report:
Cover: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
1

Fifty Shades of Grey
by *E. L. James (Fiction)
Rating: 84.0—On the lists 48 weeks in 3 editions since 2-5-12
2011 Rank: Not in the top-25
*Trade Paper—Writer's Coffee Shop (May 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 6 (1) / PW 3 (1) / USA 2 (83)
E-book—Vintage (June 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 47 (1) / PW 13 (2) / USA 7 (1)
Trade Paper—Vintage (April 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 39 (1) / PW 39 (1) / USA 38 (1)
    Sales volume: 4,175,413
MOVIE OR TV: In development

Cover: Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
2

Killing Lincoln
by Bill O'Reilly (Nonfiction)
Rating: 77.2—On the lists 66 weeks in 2 editions since 10-2-11
2011 Rank: Not in the top-25
Hardcover—Henry Holt (September 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (2) / PW 39 (2) / USA 52 (8)
    Sales volume: 161,433
E-book—Henry Holt (September 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (3) / PW - / USA -

Cover: Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James
3

Fifty Shades Darker
by E. L. James (Fiction)
Rating: 76.9—On the lists 45 weeks in 3 editions since 2-26-12
New in 2012
*E-book—Vintage (September 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 45 (1) / PW 13 (3) / USA 30 (2)
*Trade Paper—Writer's Coffee Shop (September 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 2 (17) / PW - / USA 2 (7)
Trade Paper—Vintage (April 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 37 (2) / PW 37 (2) / USA 12 (2)
    Sales volume: 2,783,010
MOVIE OR TV: In development

Cover: Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James
4

Fifty Shades Freed
by E. L. James (Fiction)
Rating: 76.5—On the lists 43 weeks in 2 editions since 3-11-12
New in 2012
*Trade Paper—Vintage (March 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 39 (3) / PW 37 (2) / USA 37 (3)
    Sales volume: 2,529,286
*E-book—Vintage (March 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 44 (1) / PW 13 (3) / USA 6 (3)
MOVIE OR TV: In development

Cover: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
5

Heaven is for Real
by Todd Burpo (Nonfiction)
Rating: 67.6—On the lists 112 weeks in 3 editions since 11-21-10
2011 Rank: 1
Trade Paper—Nelson (November 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 46 (1) / PW 20 (3) / USA 39 (9)
E-book—Nelson (November 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 1 (25) / USA 4 (8)
Hardcover—Nelson (October 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 15 (1) / PW 3 (11) / USA 9 (27)

Cover: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
6

Unbroken
by Laura Hillenbrand (Nonfiction)
Rating: 61.0—On the lists 111 weeks in 2 editions since 11-21-10
2011 Rank: 3
Hardcover—Random House (November 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 20 (3) / USA 39 (19)
E-book—Random House (November 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW - / USA 13 (27)

Cover: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
7

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Fiction)
Rating: 58.9—On the lists 30 weeks in 2 editions since 6-10-12
New in 2012
*Hardcover—Crown (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 30 (1) / PW 30 (1) / USA 7 (4)
    Sales volume: 679,833
*E-book—Crown (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 30 (1) / PW 13 (1) / USA 23 (4)
MOVIE OR TV: In development

Cover: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
8

A Game of Thrones
by George R. R. Martin (Fiction)
Rating: 55.2—On the lists 95 weeks in 4 editions since 12-19-10
2011 Rank: Nr. 7
Mass Market—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 53 (1) / PW 20 (2) / USA 3 (58)
Trade Paper—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 35 (8) / PW 9 (13) / USA -
E-book—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 25 (10) / PW - / USA 45 (12)
TV: HBO series debuted April 2011, Season 2 started April 2012

Cover: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
9

The Lucky One
by Nicholas Sparks (Fiction)
Rating: 51.3—On the lists 126 weeks in 6 editions since 10-5-08
2011 Rank: Not in the top-25
Mass Market—Grand Central (June 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 4 (25) / PW 1 (22) / USA 1 (28)
E-book—Grand Central (September 2008)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 23 (4) / PW - / USA 9 (5)
Trade Paper—Grand Central (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 21 (2) / PW 17 (2) / USA 2 (12)
    Sales volume: 15,647
Mass Market—Grand Central (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 31 (1) / PW 23 (1) / USA 26 (5)
    Sales volume: 50,536
MOVIE: April 20, 2012

Cover: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
10

Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson (Nonfiction)
Rating: 51.0—On the lists 63 weeks in 2 editions since 10-23-11
2011 Rank: Not in the top-25
Hardcover—Simon & Schuster (October 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 49 (1) / PW 36 (1) / USA 27 (13)
    Sales volume: 54,866
E-book—Simon & Schuster (October 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (2) / PW - / USA 1 (84)

Cover: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson
11

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
by Stieg Larsson (Fiction)
Rating: 50.1—On the lists 122 weeks in 4 editions since 5-30-10
2011 Rank: Nr. 10 (3 years in annual summary)
Hardcover—Knopf (May 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 8 (4) / PW 7 (3) / USA -
E-book—Knopf (May 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 21 (7) / PW - / USA 22 (14)
*Trade Paper—Vintage (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 26 (1) / PW 22 (1) / USA 6 (4)
    Sales volume: 40,316
*Mass Market—Vintage (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 23 (1) / PW 19 (1) / USA 10 (10)
    Sales volume: 20,626
MOVIE: In development

Cover: Bared to You by Sylvia Day
12

Bared to You
by *Sylvia Day (Fiction)
Rating: 49.8—On the lists 36 weeks in 4 editions since 4-29-12
New in 2012
*Trade Paper—Sylvia Day (Self) (April 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 2 (4) / PW - / USA 3 (53)
E-book—Sylvia Day (Self) (April 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 7 (10) / PW - / USA 6 (36)
*Trade Paper—Berkley (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 27 (4) / PW 29 (4) / USA 5 (9)
    Sales volume: 485,154
*E-book—Berkley (May 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 29 (5) / PW 13 (9) / USA 22 (5)

Cover: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
13

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot (Nonfiction)
Rating: 48.5—On the lists 151 weeks in 3 editions since 2-7-10
2011 Rank: Nr. 6
E-book—Crown (February 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 50 (11) / PW - / USA 1 (148)
Trade Paper—Three Rivers (March 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 51 (1) / PW 20 (7) / USA 39 (60)

Cover: Bossypants by Tina Fey
14

Bossypants
by Tina Fey (Nonfiction)
Rating: 46.7—On the lists 91 weeks in 3 editions since 4-10-11
2011 Rank: Nr. 11
Hardcover—Little, Brown (April 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 1 (18) / PW - / USA -
E-book—Little, Brown (April 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 51 (6) / PW - / USA 1 (140)
*Trade Paper—Little, Brown (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 51 (1) / PW 37 (4) / USA 27 (26)
    Sales volume: 83,021

Cover: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
15

Wild
by *Cheryl Strayed (Nonfiction)
Rating: 46.6—On the lists 41 weeks in 2 editions since 3-25-12
New in 2012
*Hardcover—Knopf (March 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 41 (1) / PW 30 (1) / USA 24 (21)
    Sales volume: 183,041
*E-book—Knopf (March 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 40 (1) / PW - / USA 9 (14)

Cover: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
16

In the Garden of Beasts
by Erik Larson (Nonfiction)
Rating: 44.8—On the lists 86 weeks in 3 editions since 5-15-11
2011 Rank: Nr. 13
Hardcover—Crown (May 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 15 (10) / PW 5 (16) / USA 1 (111)
E-book—Crown (May 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 50 (9) / PW - / USA 6 (73)
*Trade Paper—Random House (May 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 34 (1) / PW 31 (5) / USA 20 (30)
    Sales volume: 205,200

Cover: Divergent by Veronica Roth
17

Divergent
by Veronica Roth (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 44.5—On the lists 56 weeks in 3 editions since 5-8-11
2011 Rank: Not in the top-25
Hardcover—Katherine Tegen (May 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 1 (9) / PW - / USA -
cfset printISBN=978-0-06-202403-9> *Paper—Katherine Tegen (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 43 (1) / PW 30 (3) / USA 34 (31)
    Sales volume: 216,676
E-book—HarperCollins (May 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 10 (37)
MOVIE: March 21, 2014

Cover: The Litigators by John Grisham
18

The Litigators
by John Grisham (Fiction)
Rating: 40.4—On the lists 49 weeks in 4 editions since 10-30-11
2011 Rank: Not in the top-25
Hardcover—Doubleday (October 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 10 (8) / PW 7 (7) / USA 2 (39)
E-book—Doubleday (October 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 11 (5) / PW - / USA 10 (14)
*Mass Market—Dell (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 27 (1) / PW 26 (1) / USA 22 (10)
    Sales volume: 290,393
*Trade Paper—Random House (June 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 12 (6) / PW 10 (5) / USA -
    Sales volume: 90,605

Cover: American Sniper by Chris Kyle
19

American Sniper
by *Chris Kyle (Nonfiction)
Rating: 39.8—On the lists 44 weeks in 2 editions since 1-8-12
New in 2012
Hardcover—William Morrow (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 40 (1) / PW 34 (1) / USA 26 (13)
    Sales volume: 59,447
*E-book—William Morrow (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 43 (2) / PW - / USA 1 (10)

Cover: A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
20

A Dance with Dragons
by George R. R. Martin (Fiction)
Rating: 39.3—On the lists 77 weeks in 2 editions since 7-17-11
2011 Rank: Nr. 23
Hardcover—Spectra (July 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (5) / PW 30 (8) / USA 10 (53)
    Sales volume: 50,127
E-book—Spectra (July 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 27 (24) / PW 1 (21) / USA 42 (43)
TV: HBO series debuted April 2011, Season 2 started April 2012

Cover: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
21

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson (Fiction)
Rating: 38.2—On the lists 189 weeks in 5 editions since 9-21-08
2011 Rank: Nr. 5 (4 years in annual summary)
Trade Paper—Vintage (June 2009)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 24 (1) / PW 16 (1) / USA 1 (20)
Mass Market—Vintage (June 2009)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 19 (1) / PW 16 (1) / USA -
E-book—Vintage (June 2009)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 17 (2) / PW - / USA 29 (5)
Mass Market—Vintage (November 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT - / PW 1 (33) / USA -
    Sales volume: 2,920
MOVIE" December 20, 2011

Cover: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
22

The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson (Fiction)
Rating: 37.9—On the lists 158 weeks in 5 editions since 8-2-09
2011 Rank: Nr. 8 (3 years in annual summary)
Trade Paper—Vintage (March 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 22 (4) / PW 14 (6) / USA -
Mass Market—Vintage (March 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 20 (2) / PW 22 (2) / USA 2 (24)
E-book—Vintage (March 2010)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 17 (4) / PW - / USA 29 (7)
Mass Market—Vintage (November 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 2 (32) / PW 1 (27) / USA -
    Sales volume: 3,329
MOVIE: In development

Cover: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
23

The Power of Habit
by *Charles Duhigg (Nonfiction)
Rating: 35.9—On the lists 44 weeks in 2 editions since 3-4-12
New in 2012
*Hardcover—Random House (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 44 (2) / PW 25 (3) / USA 12 (33)
    Sales volume: 34,039
*E-book—Random House (February 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 44 (2) / PW - / USA 6 (33)

Cover: The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn
24

The Harbinger
by *Jonathan Cahn (Fiction)
Rating: 34.5—On the lists 52 weeks in this edition since 1-8-12
New in 2012
*Trade Paper—DPMJ Publishing (January 2012)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 52 (5) / PW 45 (7) / USA 51 (47)
    Sales volume: 131,012

Cover: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
25

The Help
by Kathryn Stockett (Fiction)
Rating: 34.0—On the lists 186 weeks in 3 editions since 2-15-09
2011 Rank: Nr. 2 (4 years in annual summary)
E-book—Putnam (February 2009)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 16 (1) / PW - / USA 18 (5)
Trade Paper—Berkley (April 2011)
    Edition weeks (high rank): NYT 35 (1) / PW 21 (1) / USA 15 (8)
    Sales volume: 2,112
MOVIE: August 12, 2011

New on the lists for this report:
3,122 ISBNs (76.9% of the total of 4,062)—2,198 as new titles and 924 as new editions of previous bestsellers (or additional editions of new titles)
645 authors new to the bestseller lists (since the database was started in 2001)

Longevity on the Lists (all editions of titles on the lists)
Level  Average   Median   Range 
Top-10 73.9 64.5 30 to 126
Top-25 84.8 64.5 30 to 189
All 3,104 Titles    15.0 3.0 30 to 584
TOP 25 TITLES BY CONSOLIDATED RANKING
CALENDAR YEAR 2011
From a total of 3,579 editions of 2,785 titles on the lists
List history shows the number of weeks on the lists through the end of this report
* by the rank number indicates a rating tied with the previous entry; in the description it indicates
   a new edition and/or an author new to the lists
 indicates the highest rated edition among the top-25 titles
The symbol under the rank number shows the change in rank from the previous report:
Cover: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
1

Heaven is for Real
by Todd Burpo (Nonfiction)
Rating: 133.1—On the lists 60 weeks in 3 editions since 11-21-10
2010 Rank: Not in top-25
*Trade Paper—Nelson (November 2010)
    Edition rating: 93.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 50 (1) / USA 48 (1)
E-book—Nelson (November 2010)
    Edition rating: 31.2
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 49 (1) / PW - / USA 1 (6)
*Hardcover—Nelson (October 2011)
    Edition rating: 8.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 11 (7) / PW 7 (1) / USA 3 (12)

Cover: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2

The Help
by Kathryn Stockett (Fiction)
Rating: 126.8—On the lists 151 weeks in 3 editions since 2-15-09
2010 Rank: Nr. 3 / 2009: Nr. 9
Hardcover—Putnam (February 2009)
    Edition rating: 19.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 32 (3) / PW 23 (3) / USA 1 (23)
E-book—Putnam (February 2009)
    Edition rating: 35.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 49 (1) / PW - / USA 15 (1)
*Trade Paper—Berkley (April 2011)
    Edition rating: 71.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 39 (1) / PW 39 (1) / USA 36 (1)
MOVIE: 8/12/2011 - DVD: 12/6/2011

Cover: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
3

Unbroken
by Laura Hillenbrand (Nonfiction)
Rating: 118.6—On the lists 59 weeks in 2 editions since 11-21-10
2010 Rank: Not in top-25
Hardcover—Random House (November 2010)
    Edition rating: 81.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 52 (1) / USA 38 (9)
E-book—Random House (November 2010)
    Edition rating: 37.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 49 (1) / PW - / USA 14 (4)

Cover: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
4

Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen (Fiction)
Rating: 114.5—On the lists 274 weeks in 4 editions since 6-4-06
2010 Rank: Not in top-25
Trade Paper—Algonquin (May 2007)
    Edition rating: 52.8
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 44 (1) / USA 6 (2)
E-book—Algonquin (May 2007)
    Edition rating: 43.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 44 (1) / PW - / USA 42 (1)
*Mass Market—Algonquin (March 2011)
    Edition rating: 18.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 16 (1) / PW 14 (1) / USA 3 (8)

Cover: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
5

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson (Fiction)
Rating: 114.0—On the lists 159 weeks in 4 editions since 9-21-08
2010 Rank: Nr. 1 / 2009: Nr. 11
Hardcover—Knopf (September 2008)
    Edition rating: 0.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 1 (34) / PW - / USA -
Trade Paper—Vintage (June 2009)
    Edition rating: 42.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 50 (1) / PW 37 (1) / USA 9 (25)
Mass Market—Vintage (June 2009)
    Edition rating: 42.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 48 (1) / PW 40 (1) / USA 11 (5)
E-book—Vintage (June 2009)
    Edition rating: 29.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 39 (1) / PW - / USA 32 (1)
MOVIE: Denmark 2009, US 12/20/2011

Cover: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
6

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot (Nonfiction)
Rating: 100.8—On the lists 99 weeks in 3 editions since 2-7-10
2010 Rank: Not in top-25
Hardcover—Crown (February 2010)
    Edition rating: 8.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 10 (6) / PW 9 (12) / USA 3 (51)
E-book—Crown (February 2010)
    Edition rating: 26.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 49 (3) / PW - / USA 6 (50)
*Trade Paper—Three Rivers (March 2011)
    Edition rating: 66.8
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 43 (2) / PW 43 (3) / USA 43 (16)

Cover: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
7

A Game of Thrones
by George R. R. Martin (Fiction)
Rating: 90.1—On the lists 43 weeks in 4 editions since 12-19-10
New this year
*Mass Market—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition rating: 45.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 43 (1) / PW 41 (1) / USA 7 (12)
*Trade Paper—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition rating: 17.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 35 (5) / PW 17 (8) / USA 2 (53)
*E-book—Bantam (March 2011)
    Edition rating: 27.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 30 (4) / PW - / USA 35 (7)
TV: HBO series debuted 4/26/2011

Cover: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
8

The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson (Fiction)
Rating: 89.1—On the lists 127 weeks in 4 editions since 8-2-09
2010 Rank: Nr. 2
Trade Paper—Vintage (March 2010)
    Edition rating: 28.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 51 (2) / PW 20 (2) / USA 2 (16)
Mass Market—Vintage (March 2010)
    Edition rating: 31.2
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 42 (2) / PW 37 (2) / USA 9 (7)
E-book—Vintage (March 2010)
    Edition rating: 29.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 31 (3) / PW - / USA 41 (3)
MOVIE: Denmark 2009, US in development for 2012

Cover: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
9

Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese (Fiction)
Rating: 81.0—On the lists 105 weeks in 3 editions since 2-8-09
2010 Rank: Nr. 10
Trade Paper—Knopf (January 2010)
    Edition rating: 70.8
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (2) / PW 52 (2) / USA 43 (26)
E-book—Vintage (February 2009)
    Edition rating: 10.2
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 20 (7) / PW - / USA 9 (14)

Cover: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson
10

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
by Stieg Larsson (Fiction)
Rating: 79.8—On the lists 84 weeks in 2 editions since 5-30-10
2010 Rank: Nr. 9
Hardcover—Knopf (May 2010)
    Edition rating: 45.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 46 (1) / USA 7 (4)
E-book—Knopf (May 2010)
    Edition rating: 34.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 45 (3) / PW - / USA 45 (5)
MOVIE: Denmark 2009, US in development for 2013

Cover: Bossypants by Tina Fey
11

Bossypants
by *Tina Fey (Nonfiction)
Rating: 63.8—On the lists 39 weeks in 2 editions since 4-10-11
New this year
*Hardcover—Little, Brown (April 2011)
    Edition rating: 40.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 39 (1) / PW 27 (1) / USA 23 (4)
*E-book—Little, Brown (April 2011)
    Edition rating: 23.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 38 (1) / PW - / USA 12 (23)

Cover: Room by Emma Donoghue
12

Room
by Emma Donoghue (Fiction)
Rating: 63.3—On the lists 69 weeks in 3 editions since 9-12-10
2010 Rank: Not in top-25
Hardcover—Little, Brown (September 2010)
    Edition rating: 9.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 17 (8) / PW 13 (9) / USA -
E-book—Little, Brown (September 2010)
    Edition rating: 11.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 20 (9) / PW - / USA 20 (21)
*Trade Paper—Little, Brown (May 2011)
    Edition rating: 42.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 35 (2) / PW 30 (3) / USA 28 (14)

Cover: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
13

In the Garden of Beasts
by Erik Larson (Nonfiction)
Rating: 63.0—On the lists 34 weeks in 2 editions since 5-15-11
New this year
*Hardcover—Crown (May 2011)
    Edition rating: 36.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 34 (1) / PW 30 (1) / USA 14 (10)
*E-book—Crown (May 2011)
    Edition rating: 26.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 34 (2) / PW - / USA 20 (8)

Cover: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
14

The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein (Fiction)
Rating: 60.1—On the lists 160 weeks in 3 editions since 5-18-08
2010 Rank: Nr. 9
Trade Paper—HarperCollins (June 2009)
    Edition rating: 59.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (4) / PW 52 (5) / USA 51 (32)
*E-book—HarperCollins (March 2009)
    Edition rating: 0.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 2 (12) / PW - / USA 1 (132)

Cover: A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
15

A Clash of Kings
by George R. R. Martin (Fiction)
Rating: 58.6—On the lists 39 weeks in 3 editions since 4-10-11
New this year
*Mass Market—Bantam (September 2000)
    Edition rating: 29.8
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 38 (3) / PW 33 (2) / USA 1 (40)
*E-book—Bantam (January 2003)
    Edition rating: 12.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 23 (13) / PW 1 (10) / USA 13 (22)
*Trade Paper—Spectra (May 2011)
    Edition rating: 16.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 32 (10) / PW 7 (18) / USA 23 (19)

Cover: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
16

The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls (Nonfiction)
Rating: 58.5—On the lists 283 weeks in 3 editions since 3-13-05
2010 Rank: Not in top-25
Trade Paper—Scribner (January 2006)
    Edition rating: 42.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (4) / PW 42 (9) / USA 30 (71)
*E-book—Scribner (January 2006)
    Edition rating: 16.2
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 48 (10) / PW - / USA -

Cover: Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
17

Sarah's Key
by Tatiana de Rosnay (Fiction)
Rating: 57.7—On the lists 160 weeks in 3 editions since 10-12-08
2010 Rank: Nr. 11
Trade Paper—St. Martin's Griffin (September 2008)
    Edition rating: 15.8
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 27 (10) / PW 8 (12) / USA 20 (66)
*Trade Paper—St. Martin's Griffin (July 2011)
    Edition rating: 27.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 25 (2) / PW 25 (3) / USA 6 (42)
*E-book—St. Martin's (December 2010)
    Edition rating: 14.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 16 (7) / PW - / USA 19 (10)

Cover: The 17-Day Diet by Mike Moreno
18

The 17-Day Diet
by *Mike Moreno (Nonfiction)
New this year
Rating: 53.2—On the lists 39 weeks in this edition since 3-20-11
*Hardcover—Free Press (March 2011)
    Edition rating: 53.2
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 39 (1) / PW 36 (2) / USA 38 (4)

Cover: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
19

The Paris Wife
by *Paula McLain (Fiction)
Rating: 53.0—On the lists 45 weeks in 2 editions since 2-27-11
New this year
*Hardcover—Ballantine Books (February 2011)
    Edition rating: 28.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 45 (7) / PW 45 (8) / USA 5 (79)
*E-book—Ballantine Books (February 2011)
    Edition rating: 24.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 36 (7) / PW - / USA 38 (33)

Cover: The Confession by John Grisham
20

The Confession
by John Grisham (Fiction)
Rating: 51.9—On the lists 54 weeks in 3 editions since 10-24-10
2010 Rank: Not in top-25
E-book—Doubleday (October 2010)
    Edition rating: 10.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 14 (6) / PW - / USA 13 (6)
Hardcover—Doubleday (October 2010)
    Edition rating: 9.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 16 (4) / PW 11 (4) / USA -
*Mass Market—Dell (July 2011)
    Edition rating: 31.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 24 (1) / PW 24 (1) / USA 24 (4)

Cover: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
21

Outliers
by Malcolm Gladwell (Nonfiction)
Rating: 47.8—On the lists 156 weeks in 3 editions since 11-23-08
2010 Rank: Not in top-25
Hardcover—Little, Brown (November 2008)
    Edition rating: 6.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 17 (9) / PW 6 (16) / USA 1 (68)
*E-book—Little, Brown (November 2008)
    Edition rating: 7.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 40 (17) / PW - / USA -
Trade Paper—Back Bay (June 2011)
    Edition rating: 33.4
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 30 (2) / PW 28 (5) / USA 20 (63)

Cover: A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
22

A Storm of Swords
by George R. R. Martin (Fiction)
Rating: 44.2—On the lists 42 weeks in 3 editions since 6-2-02
2010 Rank: Not in top-25
Mass Market—Specialist (March 2003)
    Edition rating: 36.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 38 (5) / PW 37 (5) / USA 21 (32)
*E-book—Bantam (March 2003)
    Edition rating: 7.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 21 (20) / PW - / USA 14 (26)
TV: HBO series debuted 4/26/2011

Cover: A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
23

A Dance with Dragons
by George R. R. Martin (Fiction)
Rating: 41.0—On the lists 25 weeks in 2 editions since 7-17-11
New this year
*Hardcover—Spectra (July 2011)
    Edition rating: 33.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 25 (1) / PW 25 (1) / USA 20 (1)
*E-book—Spectra (July 2011)
    Edition rating: 7.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 24 (1) / PW - / USA 5 (54)

Cover: A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
24

A Stolen Life
by *Jaycee Dugard (Nonfiction)
Rating: 40.7—On the lists 25 weeks in 2 editions since 7-17-11
New this year
*Hardcover—Simon & Schuster (July 2011)
    Edition rating: 26.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 22 (1) / PW 16 (1) / USA 19 (2)
*E-book—Simon & Schuster (July 2011)
    Edition rating: 14.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 25 (1) / PW - / USA 3 (2)

Cover: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
25

Cleopatra
by Stacy Schiff (Nonfiction)
Rating: 40.0—On the lists 46 weeks in 3 editions since 11-7-10
New this year
Hardcover—Little, Brown (November 2010)
    Edition rating: 18.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 18 (3) / PW 14 (3) / USA 13 (36)
*E-book—Little, Brown (November 2010)
    Edition rating: 7.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 23 (6) / PW - / USA -
*Trade Paper—Back Bay (September 2011)
    Edition rating: 13.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 17 (3) / PW 11 (6) / USA 5 (73)

New on the lists for this report:
2,828 ISBNs (79.0% of the total of 3,579)—1,937 as new titles and 891 as new editions of previous bestsellers (or additional editions of new titles)
584 authors new to the bestseller lists (since the database was started in 2001)

Longevity on the Lists (all editions of titles on the lists)
Level  Average   Median   Range 
Top-10 116.1 102.0 43 to 274
Top-25 95.1 59.5 43 to 283
All 2,785 Titles    15.4 4.0 43 to 528
TOP 25 TITLES BY CONSOLIDATED RANKING
CALENDAR YEAR 2010
From a total of 2,719 editions of 2,496 titles on the lists
Updated July 20, 2011 to include new book links
List history shows the number of weeks on the lists through the end of this report
* by the rank number indicates a rating tied with the previous entry; in the description it indicates
   a new edition and/or an author new to the lists
 indicates the highest rated edition among the top-25 titles
The symbol under the rank number shows the change in rank from the previous report:
1

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson (Fiction)
Rating: 146.4—On the lists 107 weeks in 4 editions since 9-21-08
2009 Rank: Nr. 11
Trade Paper—Vintage (June 2009)
    Edition rating: 86.8
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 51 (1) / PW 52 (1) / USA 38 (1)
Mass Market—Vintage (June 2009)
    Edition rating: 59.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 43 (1) / PW 41 (1) / USA 13 (1)
*E-book—Vintage (June 2009)
    Edition rating: 0.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 1 (1)

2

The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson (Fiction)
Rating: 132.2—On the lists 75 weeks in 4 editions since 8-2-09
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Hardcover—Knopf (July 2009)
    Edition rating: 10.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 11 (9) / PW 9 (8) / USA 11 (52)
*Trade Paper—Vintage (March 2010)
    Edition rating: 68.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 41 (1) / PW 41 (1) / USA 30 (2)
*Mass Market—Vintage (March 2010)
    Edition rating: 53.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 41 (2) / PW 41 (2) / USA 10 (3)
*E-book—Vintage (March 2010)
    Edition rating: 0.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 1 (2)

3

The Help
by Kathryn Stockett (Fiction)
Rating: 84.7—On the lists 99 weeks in 2 editions since 2-15-09
2009 Rank: Nr. 9
Hardcover—Putnam (February 2009)
    Edition rating: 84.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 52 (1) / USA 51 (4)
*E-book—Putnam (February 2009)
    Edition rating: 0.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 1 (22)

4

Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert (Nonfiction)
Rating: 78.0—On the lists 213 weeks in 2 editions since 2-26-06
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Trade Paper—Penguin (January 2007)
    Edition rating: 78.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 44 (1) / USA 52 (1)

5

Little Bee
by Chris Cleave (Fiction)
Rating: 74.2—On the lists 47 weeks in 2 editions since 3-15-09
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
*Trade Paper—Simon & Schuster (February 2010)
    Edition rating: 74.2
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 46 (1) / PW 46 (1) / USA 46 (14)

6

The Last Song
by Nicholas Sparks (Fiction)
Rating: 65.7—On the lists 56 weeks in 3 editions since 9-13-09
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Hardcover—Grand Central (September 2009)
    Edition rating: 6.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 7 (5) / PW 4 (5) / USA 3 (30)
*Trade Paper—Grand Central (January 2010)
    Edition rating: 20.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 25 (1) / PW 14 (1) / USA 4 (2)
*Mass Market—Grand Central (February 2010)
    Edition rating: 39.4
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 31 (1) / PW 22 (1) / USA 31 (1)

7

Three Cups of Tea
by Greg Mortenson (Nonfiction)
Rating: 59.5—On the lists 210 weeks in 2 editions since 3-12-06
2009 Rank: Nr. 3
Trade Paper—Penguin (January 2007)
    Edition rating: 59.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (2) / PW 40 (6) / USA 50 (26)

8

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
by Stieg Larsson (Fiction)
Rating: 57.9—On the lists 32 weeks in 2 editions since 5-30-11
New this year

*Hardcover—Knopf (May 2010)
    Edition rating: 57.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 32 (1) / PW 32 (1) / USA 31 (1)
*E-book—Knopf (May 2010)
    Edition rating: 0.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 1 (4)

9

The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein (Fiction)
Rating: 55.8—On the lists 108 weeks in 2 editions since 5-18-08
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Trade Paper—HarperCollins (June 2009)
    Edition rating: 55.8
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (4) / PW 37 (4) / USA 52 (44)

10

Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese (Fiction)
Rating: 54.4—On the lists 53 weeks in 3 editions since 2-8-09
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
*Trade Paper—Knopf (January 2010)
    Edition rating: 53.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 49 (3) / PW 35 (5) / USA 48 (36)
*E-book—Vintage (February 2009)
    Edition rating: 0.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 1 (40)

11

Sarah's Key
by Tatiana de Rosnay (Fiction)
Rating: 52.0—On the lists 108 weeks in this edition since 10-12-08
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Trade Paper—St. Martin's Griffin (September 2008)
    Edition rating: 52.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (5) / PW 35 (8) / USA 52 (34)

12

S__ My Dad Says
by *Justin Halpern (Nonfiction)
Rating: 50.3—On the lists 35 weeks in 2 editions since 5-9-10
New this year
*Hardcover—HarperEntertainment (May 2010)
    Edition rating: 49.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 35 (1) / PW 35 (1) / USA 34 (9)
*E-book—HarperCollins (May 2010)
    Edition rating: 0.4
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 1 (56)

13

A Reliable Wife
by Robert Goolrick (Fiction)

Rating: 50.0—On the lists 59 weeks in 2 editions since 4-5-09
2009 rank: Not in the Top-25
*Trade Paper—Algonquin (January 2010)
    Edition rating: 50.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 50 (1) / PW 40 (1) / USA 32 (6)


14

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
by Chelsea Handler (Nonfiction)
Rating: 49.1—On the lists 130 weeks in 2 editions since 4-20-08
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Trade Paper—Simon Spotlight Entertainment (December 2009)
    Edition rating: 49.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (2) / PW 36 (8) / USA 48 (47)

15

Dear John
by Nicholas Sparks (Fiction)
Rating: 46.6—On the lists 96 weeks in 3 editions since 10-29-06
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Trade Paper—Grand Central (August 2007)
    Edition rating: 12.2
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 21 (3) / PW 9 (2) / USA 3 (68)
Mass Market—Grand Central (June 2008)
    Edition rating: 34.4
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 25 (1) / PW 17 (1) / USA 24 (1)

16

Women Food and God
by Geneen Roth (Nonfiction)
Rating: 43.7—On the lists 34 weeks in this edition since 3-14-10
New this year
*Hardcover—Scribner (March 2010)
    Edition rating: 43.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 34 (1) / PW 29 (1) / USA 27 (1)

17

The Shack
by William P. Young (Fiction)
Rating: 43.5—On the lists 153 weeks in this edition since 1-20-08
2009 Rank: Nr. 1
Trade Paper—Windblown (May 2007)
    Edition rating: 43.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (6) / PW 22 (5) / USA 52 (13)

18

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 43.4—On the lists 120 weeks in 3 editions since 9-14-08
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Hardcover—Scholastic (September 2008)
    Edition rating: 23.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 33 (1) / PW - / USA 24 (34)
*Paper—Scholastic (June 2010)
    Edition rating: 19.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 8 (1) / PW - / USA 25 (7)
*E-book—Scholastic (September 2009)
    Edition rating: 0.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 1 (8)

19

What to Expect When You're Expecting
by Arlene Eisenberg (Nonfiction)
Rating: 43.0—On the lists 477 weeks in 3 editions since 8-12-01
2009 Rank: Nr. 14
Trade Paper—Workman (April 2008)
    Edition rating: 43.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 2 (23) / USA 52 (62)

20

The Big Short
by Michael Lewis (Nonfiction)
Rating: 42.9—On the lists 42 weeks in this edition since 3-21-10
New this year
*Hardcover—Norton (March 2010)
    Edition rating: 42.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 42 (1) / PW 28 (1) / USA 30 (5)

21

My Horizontal Life
by Chelsea Handler (Nonfiction)
Rating: 42.6—On the lists 132 weeks in 2 editions since 6-22-08
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Trade Paper—Bloomsbury (June 2008)
    Edition rating: 42.2
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (3) / PW 34 (9) / USA 37 (68)
*E-book—Bloomsbury (June 2008)
    Edition rating: 0.4
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 1 (49)

22

The Lost Symbol
by Dan Brown (Fiction)
Rating: 42.1—On the lists 53 weeks in 2 editions since 9-20-09
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Hardcover—Doubleday (September 2009)
    Edition rating: 22.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 26 (2) / PW 13 (2) / USA 24 (10)
*Mass Market—Knopf (October 2010)
    Edition rating: 20.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 11 (1) / PW 11 (1) / USA 11 (6)

23

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
by Chelsea Handler (Nonfiction)
Rating: 41.5—On the lists 37 weeks in this edition since 3-14-10
New this year
*Hardcover—Grand Central (March 2010)
    Edition rating: 41.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 37 (1) / PW 27 (1) / USA 29 (2)

24

The Red Pyramid
by Rick Riordan (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 36.3—On the lists 35 weeks in this edition since 5-9-10
New this year
*Hardcover—Hyperion (May 2010)
    Edition rating: 36.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 35 (1) / PW - / USA 35 (4)

25

Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 35.2—On the lists 70 weeks in 2 editions since 9-6-09
2009 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Hardcover—Scholastic (September 2009)
    Edition rating: 34.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 33 (1) / PW - / USA 51 (9)
*E-book—Scholastic (June 2010)
    Edition rating: 0.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 1 (12)

New on the lists for this report:
2,141 ISBNs (78.7% of the total of 2,719)—1,746 as new titles and 395 as new editions of previous bestsellers (or additional editions of new titles)
479 authors new to the bestseller lists (since the database was started in 2001)

Longevity on the Lists (all editions of titles on the lists)
Top 10 titles:  AVG: 100.0 weeks; MEDIAN: 87.0 weeks; RANGE: 32 to 213
Top 50 titles:  AVG: 113.2 weeks; MEDIAN: 73.0 weeks; RANGE: 32 to 477
All 2,496 Titles:  AVG: 15.4 weeks; MEDIAN: 5.0 weeks; RANGE: 32 to 477
TOP 25 TITLES BY CONSOLIDATED RANKING
CALENDAR YEAR 2009
From a total of 2,315 editions of 2,176 titles on the lists
Updated July 20, 2011 to include new book links
(no ebooks on the lists in 2009, so no links for iBookstore in this report)
List history shows the number of weeks on the lists through the end of this report
* by the rank number indicates a rating tied with the previous entry; in the description it indicates
   a new edition and/or an author new to the lists
 indicates the highest rated edition among the top-25 titles
The symbol under the rank number shows the change in rank from the previous report:
1

The Shack
by William P. Young (Fiction)
Rating: 94.1—On the lists 101 weeks in this edition since 1-20-08
2008 Rank: Nr. 6
 Trade Paper—Windblown (May 2007)
    Edition rating: 94.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 51 (1) / USA 52 (3)

2

Outliers
by Malcolm Gladwell (Nonfiction)
Rating: 77.6—On the lists 59 weeks in this edition since 11-23-08
2008 Rank: Not in Top-25
Hardcover—Little, Brown (November 2008)
    Edition rating: 77.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 51 (1) / USA 52 (17)

3

Three Cups of Tea
by Greg Mortenson (Nonfiction)
Rating: 72.9—On the lists 158 weeks in 2 editions since 3-12-06
2008 Rank: Nr. 1
Trade Paper—Penguin (January 2007)
    Edition rating: 72.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 47 (3) / USA 52 (14)

4

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
by Steve Harvey (Nonfiction)
Rating: 66.5—On the lists 48 weeks in this edition since 2-1-09
New this year
*Hardcover—Amistad (January 2009)
    Edition rating: 66.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 48 (1) / PW 37 (1) / USA 45 (1)

5

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer (Fiction)
Rating: 63.4—On the lists 75 weeks in 2 editions since 8-3-08
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Hardcover—Dell (July 2008)
    Edition rating: 14.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 18 (6) / PW 16 (8) / USA 15 (82)
*Trade Paper—Dell (May 2009)
    Edition rating: 49.4
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 35 (1) / PW 33 (1) / USA 35 (7)

6

The Last Lecture
by Randy Pausch (Nonfiction)
Rating: 54.1—On the lists 91 weeks in this edition since 4-13-08
2008 Rank: Nr. 5
Hardcover—Hyperion (April 2008)
    Edition rating: 54.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 38 (2) / USA 41 (18)

7

The Host
by Stephanie Meyer (Fiction)
Rating: 50.0—On the lists 86 weeks in this edition since 5-11-08
2008 Rank: Nr. 14
Hardcover—Little, Brown (May 2008)
    Edition rating: 50.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 46 (2) / PW 27 (2) / USA 51 (15)

8

The Associate
by John Grisham (Fiction)
Rating: 49.8—On the lists 36 weeks in 2 editions since 2-1-09
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
*Hardcover—Doubleday (January 2009)
    Edition rating: 24.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 21 (1) / PW 14 (1) / USA 17 (1)
*Mass Market—Dell (September 2009)
    Edition rating: 25.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 15 (1) / PW 14 (1) / USA 15 (4)

9

The Help
by *Kathryn Stockett (Fiction)
Rating: 49.4—On the lists 47 weeks in this edition since 2-15-09
New this year
*Hardcover—Putnam (February 2009)
    Edition rating: 49.4
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 47 (2) / PW 30 (3) / USA 33 (10)

10

Liberty and Tyranny
by Mark R. Levin (Nonfiction)
Rating: 46.9—On the lists 39 weeks in this edition since 3-29-09
New this year
*Hardcover—Threshold (March 2009)
    Edition rating: 46.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 39 (1) / PW 26 (1) / USA 29 (5)

11

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson (Fiction)
Rating: 46.5—On the lists 55 weeks in 3 editions since 9-21-08
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Hardcover—Knopf (September 2008)
    Edition rating: 1.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 11 (18) / PW - / USA -
*Trade Paper—Vintage (June 2009)
    Edition rating: 38.8
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 25 (1) / PW 25 (2) / USA 22 (10)
*Mass Market—Vintage (June 2009)
    Edition rating: 6.4
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 9 (4) / PW 2 (3) / USA 6 (14)

12

From Dead to Worse
by Charlaine Harris (Fiction)
Rating: 45.4—On the lists 71 weeks in 2 editions since 5-11-08
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Hardcover—Ace (May 2008)
    Edition rating: 4.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 12 (11) / PW 4 (12) / USA 4 (125)
*Mass Market—Ace (March 2009)
    Edition rating: 40.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 39 (1) / PW 30 (2) / USA 36 (13)

13

Dead Until Dark
by Charlaine Harris (Fiction)
Rating: 45.3—On the lists 70 weeks in 2 editions since 9-7-08
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Mass Market—Ace (September 2008)
    Edition rating: 45.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 48 (2) / PW 26 (2) / USA 49 (20)

14

What to Expect When You're Expecting
by Arlene Eisenberg (Nonfiction)
Rating: 44.9—On the lists 425 weeks in 3 editions since 8-12-01
2008 Rank: Nr. 18
Trade Paper—Workman (April 2008)
    Edition rating: 44.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 48 (1) / PW 14 (11) / USA 50 (43)

15

My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult (Fiction)
Rating: 44.8—On the lists 240 weeks in 3 editions since 4-4-04
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Trade Paper—Washington Square (February 2005)
    Edition rating: 17.0
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 30 (1) / PW 11 (3) / USA 5 (51)
*Mass Market—Pocket (May 2009)
    Edition rating: 27.8
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 19 (1) / PW 14 (1) / USA 21 (1)

16

Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout (Fiction)
Rating: 43.7—On the lists 38 weeks in this edition since 1-25-09
New this year
*Trade Paper—Random House (September 2008)
    Edition rating: 43.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 38 (3) / PW 33 (3) / USA 37 (37)

17

The Love Dare
by Stephen Kendrick (Nonfiction)
Rating: 43.6—On the lists 67 weeks in this edition since 9-28-08
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Trade Paper—B&H (September 2008)
    Edition rating: 43.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 51 (1) / PW - / USA 42 (9)

18

The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger (Fiction)
Rating: 43.3—On the lists 151 weeks in 2 editions since 9-7-03
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Trade Paper—Harvest Books (July 2004)
    Edition rating: 43.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 29 (1) / PW 27 (1) / USA 29 (1)

19

Glenn Beck's Common Sense
by Glenn Beck (Nonfiction)
Rating: 42.3—On the lists 30 weeks in this edition since 6-14-09
New this year
*Trade Paper—Threshold (June 2009)
    Edition rating: 42.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 30 (1) / PW 21 (1) / USA 29 (1)

20

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
by Tucker Max (Nonfiction)
Rating: 40.5—On the lists 142 weeks in this edition since 1-15-06
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Trade Paper—Citadel (January 2006)
    Edition rating: 40.5
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW 13 (7) / USA 47 (62)

21

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
by *Seth Grahame-Smith (Fiction)
Rating: 38.4—On the lists 40 weeks in this edition since 4-5-09
New this year
*Trade Paper—Quirk (April 2009)
    Edition rating: 38.4
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 40 (3) / PW 24 (4) / USA 37 (24)

22

Angels and Demons
by Dan Brown (Fiction)
Rating: 38.0—On the lists 215 weeks in 7 editions since 3-23-03
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
*Mass Market—Pocket (March 2006)
    Edition rating: 9.3
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 9 (6) / PW 6 (5) / USA 9 (14)
*Trade Paper—Washington Square (March 2009)
    Edition rating: 6.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 12 (5) / PW 4 (14) / USA 1 (14)
Mass Market—Pocket (March 2009)
    Edition rating: 22.6
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 17 (1) / PW 12 (1) / USA 17 (5)

23

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 33.8—On the lists 192 weeks in 2 editions since 3-19-06
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Paper—Knopf (September 2007)
    Edition rating: 33.8
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW - / USA 31 (87)

24

The Twilight Saga (Series)
by Stephanie Meyer (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 32.9—On the lists 126 weeks in this edition since 8-12-07
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Mass Market—Little, Brown (August 2007)
    Edition rating: 32.9
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT 52 (1) / PW - / USA -

25

New Moon
by Stephanie Meyer (Children's/Youth)
Rating: 32.9—On the lists 178 weeks in 2 editions since 8-13-06
2008 Rank: Not in the Top-25
Hardcover—Megan Tingley (September 2006)
    Edition rating: 19.7
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 31 (1)
*Paper—Little, Brown (August 2009)
    Edition rating: 13.1
    Weeks: (high rank): NYT - / PW - / USA 21 (2)

New on the lists for this report:
1,777 ISBNs (76.8% of the total of 2,315)—1,448 as new titles and 329 as new editions of previous bestsellers (or additional editions of new titles)
377 authors new to the bestseller lists (since the database was started in 2001)

Longevity on the Lists (all editions of titles on the lists)
Top 10 titles:  AVG: 74.0 weeks; MEDIAN: 67.0 weeks; RANGE: 36 to 158
Top 50 titles:  AVG: 111.7 weeks; MEDIAN: 73.0 weeks; RANGE: 36 to 425
All 2,176 Titles:  AVG: 15.9 weeks; MEDIAN: 5.0 weeks; RANGE: 36 to 425

NOTES:
  • This listing is based on the consolidated ranking by title across all three lists. See a more detailed explanation of the lists and our method of ranking on the Bestsellers page.
  • About formats for Fiction and Nonfiction: Hardcover is also known as Trade Cloth. Trade Paper is the paperback edition in the same size as the hardcover. Mass market is the smaller "pocket" size, including the "tall rack" version. E-book covers any electronic editions. (Note that the publication date for E-books is usually set the same as the first print edition to appear on the lists.)
  • About formats for Children's/Youth: Since Children's book formats and sizes vary considerably, we identify them in the two broad groups of hardcover or paper.
  • An asterisk is used to indicate a new title or a new edition of a previous bestseller. It will also indicate an author new to the bestseller lists, though few debut in the top-25.
  • Rating represents the consolidated ranking expressed as a percentile. (The method of calculation was refined in June 2012). The maximum rating for each title is 100 (%), with a maximum of 75 points from a single edition. Only one title can achieve a "perfect" rating of 100.0, since USA's single 150-list allows for only one Nr. 1 (PW has 6, NYT 16).
  • Caveat for Children's titles: Coverage of children's titles improved in June 2012 when PW introducted two lists for children's fiction and picture books. That leaves out a smaller number of nonfiction titles, but is a major improvement in creating a lvel playing field across the three lists. There is still a limitation caused by the NYT Children's Series list because indiividual titles are not revealed, with all titles collapsed into the single series entry.
Analysis by Stuart Johnson & Associates
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