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Bestsellers 12 May
Kelley Armstrong
Jack Campbell
Dean Koontz

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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 19 May 2009


Charlaine Harris' long-awaited ninth Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead and Gone (Ace), was published May 5th and debuts spectacularly on print bestseller lists this week -- #1 on fiction hardcover lists at New York Times, Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly.

Meanwhile, the latest J.R.R. Tolkien volume exhumed by Christopher Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) debuts on print lists this week (after peaking and quickly dropping off Amazon lists), ranking as high as #6 this week on the Washington Post list, #10 at NYT and PW.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is still doing very well in its 10th week on lists, though it's worth noting that the #1 position on the Washington Post list is on its "Nonfiction/General" paperback list -- not the Fiction paperback list.

Harris' new book has pulled several of the earlier titles in the series back onto paperback lists.

Stephenie Meyer still occupies the top four slots on Amazon UK's list today.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.24
WP
05.17
SFC
05.17
USAT
05.10
PW
05.18
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(05.19)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.19)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 2 1 =     146 -76 1 ++     x
Butcher, Turn Coat 03.24.09 / 9 20 -3 xxx   x x xxx xxx.. xxx..
Clare, City of Glass 03.24.09 / 9       120 -18 xxx.. xxx..   xxx
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 33 8 -1       8 +      
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 34 4 +1   xxx.. xxx.. 3 + 102 -28   xxx..
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 18 1 ++ 1 ++ 7 ++ 2 ++ 1 ++ 17 -5   13 +33
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 67     9 + 7 -1   6 +1   23 -8
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 93     x 5 = xxx.. 7 -1   26 -7
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 64 8 = 10 + xxx.. 30 +3 9 -3 46 +3 95 + 25 -7
Pierce, Beka Cooper: Bloodhound 04.14.09 / 5 9 -3     xx 15 ++ xxx..    
Tolkien/Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun 05.05.09 / 2 10 ++ 6 ++   83 ++ 10 ++ xx xx  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.24
WP
05.17
SFC
05.17
USAT
05.10
PW
05.18
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(05.19)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.19)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 10 4 +1 1 = 6 ++ 32 +15 7 +4 18 +3 x 4 +5
Campbell, The Lost Fleet: Relentless 04.28.09 / 3 34 -18     x   xxx    
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 7       134 -22       xxx
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 8 xxx..     89 -22 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 37 25 -6 xxx.. 5 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 30 xxx..     148 + xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 36 20 +     64 +31 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 8 11 +13 xxx..   54 -2 10 + 64 -9   35 +42
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 33 30 +     126 +17 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 20           19 +12   12 =
Koontz, Odd Hours 05.12.09 / 2 4 +2     19 +5 5 +2      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 111 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 24 +18 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 19             1 =  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 19             2 =  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 19             3 = 44 +5
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 49     x 3 -1   9 +2    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 19             4 +1 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 93     9 + 4 = xxx.. 15 +1 xxx.. 29 +7
Moore/Gibbons, Watchmen [tpb] 07.22.08 / 44   xxx.. xxx.. x xxx xxx x 77 +
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 13       x   86 -4   xxx
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.24
WP
05.17
SFC
05.17
USAT
05.10
PW
05.18
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(05.19)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.19)
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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