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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 April 2011


The major debut this week is Cassandra Clare's City of Fallen Angels (McElderry), fourth in her Mortal Instruments YA series, debuting on the combined USA Today list at #2.

Meanwhile, George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones has launched an HBO TV series, and now his backlist is selling again, most prominently in the UK, where an edition of that book is #1 on Amazon UK today -- and #2 on Amazon Canada. The other three earlier titles are also on Amazon UK, and two of them are on Amazon.com. The forthcoming volume, A Dance with Dragons, ranks #30 today on Amazon.com in pre-publication orders.

Then there's Jennifer Egan, whose A Visit from the Goon Squad just won a Pulitzer Prize. The fortuitously just-release trade paperback edition has already ranked on two of the print lists, as high as #5 on the LA Times list, and it ranks on all three Amazon lists, ranking #14 today on Amazon.com, which also ranks the hardcover edition at #96.

The unexplained ranking this week is Iain M. Banks' Consider Phlebas (Orbit, 2008), for some reason placing #96 on the combined USA Today bestseller list.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.24
WP
04.17
LAT
04.17
USAT
04.10
PW
04.18
Amz
(04.19)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.19)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 17 xxx..     126 + xxx..     xxx..
Clare, City of Fallen Angels 04.05.11 / 3       2 ++   49 -28 46 -15 15 -9
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 89 xxx..   x 19 +5   37 -3   99 +
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 120 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   71 -23
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 62     x 24 +5   28 -5 xxx.. xxx..
Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad 06.29.10 / 9 xxx..   x     96 ++    
Harkness, A Discovery of Witches 02.22.11 / 9 25 -10 xxx x 77 -32 x xx xxx.. x
Harris, Dead in the Family 01.05.10 / 48 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 30 -2 97 -21
Harris, Dead Reckoning 12.28.10 / 17           4 +9 12 +1 11 +14
Kenyon, Invincible 04.05.11 / 3 3 =     118 -60        
Lore, I Am Number Four 08.17.10 / 18 9 -5   xxx x   xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 7           30 +52 61 +  
Paolini, Inheritance 03.29.11 / 4           47 -6   x
Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear 02.01.11 / 12 26 -9 xxx xx 143 -32 x 100 -22 xxx.. x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.24
WP
04.17
LAT
04.17
USAT
04.10
PW
04.18
Amz
(04.19)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.19)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Banks, Consider Phlebas [tpb] 04.19.11 / 1       96 ++        
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 41 xxx..   6 +2 13 -1   34 +4   xxx..
Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad [tpb] 04.05.11 / 3 18 -2   5 ++   xx 14 + 83 ++ 52 ++
Harris, Dead in the Family 04.12.11 / 2 8 -5     49 -14 6 -3      
Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go [tpb] 03.28.06 / 73 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 68 -23 xxx..
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 1 30 ++           14 ++  
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 9 xxx..     xxx.. xxx..   27 ++ xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 5 10 +2     41 ++ 9 +2   1 +61 2 ++
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 1             19 ++  
Meyer, Breaking Dawn [tpb] 07.27.10 / 39     xxx.. 144 -17   xxx..    
Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet [tpb] 03.29.11 / 4 27 -1   8 -2       97 +  
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 28       xxx..   17 +63   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.24
WP
04.17
LAT
04.17
USAT
04.10
PW
04.18
Amz
(04.19)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.19)
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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