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Bestsellers 6 Oct
Margaret Atwood
Neil Gaiman
Stephen King

Bestsellers 29 Sep
Audrey Niffenegger

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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 13 October 2009


Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry (Scribner) is the major debut this week on fiction hardcover lists from print publications, ranking #4 at Washington Post, #6 at New York Times and Publishers Weekly,#8 at San Francisco Chronicle, and #29 on the combined USA Today list.

Also debuting this week: Kelley Armstrong's Frostbitten (Bantam), latest in her "Women of the Otherworld" series, ranking #12 on the NYT list.

And Eoin Colfer's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series sequel And Another Thing... (UK: Michael Joseph) ranks on Amazon UK's list today at #6, #83 on the Amazon Canada list. It just went on sale this week; look for it on print bestseller lists in another week or two.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.18
WP
10.11
SFC
10.11
USAT
10.04
PW
10.12
Amz
(10.13)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.13)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.13)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, Frostbitten 10.13.09 / 1 12 ++     121 ++       58 ++
Atwood, The Year of the Flood 09.01.09 / 7 15 -7 x 4 +2 x 15 -7 x   6 -3
Colfer, And Another Thing... (UK) 10.13.09 / 1             6 ++ 83 ++
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 10 1 =   xxx 52 -17   61 -10   xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 54 2 =     87 -22 xxx.. 79 -11    
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 55 7 +1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   x
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 39 13 -1 xxx.. xxx.. 117 -36 12 -1 64 -16 67 -13 48 +31
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 11           25 -20   32 -26
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 8           13 +11 27 +17 15 +1
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 1               52 ++
Mead, Blood Promise 09.01.09 / 7       106 -38   xxx..   xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 88     xxx.. 15 -5   73 -23   x
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 114     xxx.. 7 +1 xxx.. 65 -18   x
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 85 32 -11 xxx.. xxx.. 103 -21 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 26             44 -1  
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 3 6 ++ 4 ++ 8 ++ 29 ++ 6 ++ 71 -27 25 -7 24 +46
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals 09.22.09 / 3           100 -40    
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 19             4 = 44 +32
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.18
WP
10.11
SFC
10.11
USAT
10.04
PW
10.12
Amz
(10.13)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.13)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.13)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 31 11 = 5 +4 8 +1 104 -31 15 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Austen/Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [tpb] 09.29.09 / 3 19 -1 8 ++   x        
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 41 35 -13     105 -25 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 51 25 -10     91 -29 x xxx.. 98 -19 xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 38 33 -17     99 -30 xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 43 24 -10     88 -27 x xxx.. xx xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 57 28 -18     67 -28 x xxx.. 68 +6 xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 39 34 -13     102 -23 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 29 18 -10 xxx..   59 -16 x xx x 70 +8
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 54 x     98 -46 xx xxx.. 79 +2 xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 41       xx   70 -1   33 +20
Kenyon, Born of Night 10.13.09 / 1       11 ++ 4 ++      
King, Just After Sunset 10.06.09 / 2 7 -1     25 -3 8 -4      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 132 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 63 +5 xxx
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 40             11 +2  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 40             9 -1  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 40             10 -1 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 70     xxx.. 5 -1   92 -30   xx
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 40             12 -2 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 114     xxx.. 17 -6 xxx.. 77 -31 xxx.. xxx..
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 151 3 -1 x 9 -1 28 -13 3 = 50 -11 21 -2 5 +6
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 16     xxx.. 122 -28   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Sawyer, Flashforward [tpb] 10.06.09 / 2             20 +46  
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 1       36 ++       98 ++
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 8 18 =     x       xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.18
WP
10.11
SFC
10.11
USAT
10.04
PW
10.12
Amz
(10.13)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.13)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.13)
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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