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Tamora Pierce
Jim Butcher
Jack Campbell
Stephenie Meyer

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Jim Butcher
Karen Chance

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The table shows the current rank of each book and the change since last week, where:

= same as last week

+/- change since last week

+ back on list

++ new on list

x no longer on list (number of x's: weeks off list)


All lists rank hardcovers and paperbacks separately, except for the USA Today list, which is a single list combining fiction and nonfiction in all formats. Dates shown are posted dates, except those in parentheses, which are dates compiled. New York Times posts its list one week in advance of print publication.

Note that some sources do not compile paperback bestsellers, and some exclude YA books (like the Harry Potter series) from their hardcover and paperback fiction lists.

Weekly Bestellers


Week ending 5 May 2009


The latest J.R.R. Tolkien volume, The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun (Houghton Mifflin, edited by Christopher Tolkien), makes a subdued debut on Amazon lists in this week of its publication, ranking today at #88 on Amazon.com and #44 on Amazon UK. Look for it on print bestseller lists in a week or two.

In contrast, the next Discworld volume by Terry Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (Doubleday UK) appears on Amazon UK's list today, ranking #38, a full five months before publication in October.

Stephenie Meyer still rules the top four spots at USA Today.

Note that all three Amazon lists have added features since last week -- they display up/down indicators of changes in position, and statistics for how many days titles have ranked in the top 100.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.10
WP
05.03
SFC
04.26
USAT
04.26
PW
05.04
(ch 04.13)
Amz
(05.05)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.05)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.05)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Allston, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 1: Outcast 04.07.09 / 5 35 -11 xxx..   xx        
Butcher, Turn Coat 03.24.09 / 7 10 -7 x   72 -46 10 -7 x xxx xxx
Clare, City of Glass 03.24.09 / 7       95 -25 xx xxx..   x
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 31 6 =       xx      
Forstchen, One Second After 04.07.09 / 5 19 -8         86 -27    
Gaiman/Vess, Blueberry Girl 03.24.09 / 5 7 +              
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 32 4 =     xxx.. xx 80 -17   xxx..
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 16           3 +4   12 +4
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 65     [ 3 ] 4 =   6 -4   13 -4
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 91     [ 6 ] 3 = xxx.. 9 -5   19 -8
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 62 6 -1 9 -2   21 -3 6 -1 49 -13 xxx.. 24 -6
Pierce, Beka Cooper: Bloodhound 04.14.09 / 3 2 -1     137 ++   xxx    
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 1             38 ++  
Tolkien/Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun 05.05.09 / 1           88 ++ 44 ++  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.10
WP
05.03
SFC
04.26
USAT
04.26
PW
05.04
(ch 04.13)
Amz
(05.05)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.05)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.05)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 8 10 -3 7 =   75 +3 12 + 17 -4 88 -53 104 -84
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 5       123 +6       x
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 6 xxx..     80 +8 xx      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 35 22 -2 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 34 21 -4     79 -11 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 18 31 +     xxx..   xxx..   xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 6 5 -1 xxx   36 -9 7 -2 46 -16   64 -26
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 31 28 =     131 -10 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 18           27 +1   31 -19
Kenyon, Acheron 04.14.09 / 4 25 +2     98 -32 xxx      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 109 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 45 -1 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 17             1 =  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 17             3 -1  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 17             2 +1 60 -40
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 47     [ 7 ] 1 =   11 -6    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 17             4 = xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 91     [ 8 ] 2 = xxx.. 15 -7 xxx.. 57 -21
Moore/Gibbons, Watchmen [tpb] 07.22.08 / 42   xxx   110 -33 x x 68 +9 xxx
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 11       118 +10   52 -10   x
Weeks, The Way of Shadows 03.31.09 / 3 35 +              
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.10
WP
05.03
SFC
04.26
USAT
04.26
PW
05.04
(ch 04.13)
Amz
(05.05)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.05)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.05)
This cell color indicates rankings on children's bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data -- rankings from one or more weeks before -- and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]
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