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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 26 Apr
Kelley Armstrong
Raymond E. Feist
George R.R. Martin

Bestsellers 19 Apr
Cassandra Clare
George R.R. Martin
Jennifer Egan
Iain M. Banks

2011 Directories





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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 3 May 2011


The debut of the week is the trade paperback reprint of Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Grand Central), ranking #14 on the New York Times trade paperback list, #15 on the same list at Publishers Weekly

Just as significantly, George R.R. Martin's rankings continue to rise, with the trade paperback of A Game of Thrones debuting this week on lists at Washington Post and Publishers Weekly.

And Jennifer Egan, fresh off wins for A Visit from the Goon Squad with a Pulitzer Prize and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, sees rankings for the trade paperback edition rise or debut on all five print lists compiled here, and for the hardcover squeak back onto the NYT list at #35.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.08
WP
05.01
LAT
05.01
USAT
04.24
PW
05.02
Amz
(05.02)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.02)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.02)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, The Gathering 04.26.11 / 2 7 -4     x        
Clare, City of Fallen Angels 04.05.11 / 5     18 -12 12 -3   70 -10 65 -9 35 -15
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 91 xxx..   xxx 19 +1   25 +4   78 +
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 64     xxx 22 -1   23 +5 xxx.. 65 +
Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad 06.29.10 / 10 35 +   xxx     xx    
Goodman, Eona 05.03.11 / 1 5 ++              
Harkness, A Discovery of Witches 02.22.11 / 11 28 +1 xxx.. 10 + x xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Harris, Dead in the Family 01.05.10 / 50 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 32 +12 x
Harris, Dead Reckoning 12.28.10 / 19           2 +4 2 +6 3 +4
Kenyon, Invincible 04.05.11 / 5 10 -1     xx        
Lore, I Am Number Four 08.17.10 / 19 8 +   xxx.. xxx   xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 9           27 +10 58 +32  
Paolini, Inheritance 03.29.11 / 6           53 -3   x
Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear 02.01.11 / 14 22 +4 xxx.. xxx.. x 22 + xx xxx.. 77 +23
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.08
WP
05.01
LAT
05.01
USAT
04.24
PW
05.02
Amz
(05.02)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.02)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.02)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake [tpb] 05.03.11 / 1 29 ++              
Butcher, Changes 03.15.11 / 6 34 +       xxx..      
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 35 xxx..     99 -4 xxx..      
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 43 xxx..   8 -1 11 +3   30 +6   xxx..
Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad [tpb] 04.05.11 / 5 4 +14 7 ++ 4 -1 49 ++ 6 + 20 = xx xx
Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [tpb] 05.03.11 / 1 14 ++     147 ++ 15 ++      
Harris, Dead in the Family 04.12.11 / 4 9 -1     71 -13 9 -2      
Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go [tpb] 03.28.06 / 75 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 78 -4 xxx..
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 3 13 +9     77 +64 13 +5   5 +1  
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 11 26 +     xxx.. 25 +   29 -8 xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 7 3 =     9 +14 3 =   3 -2 xx
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 4 8 +24 10 ++ 11 +1 xxx 13 ++ 102 -31    
Martin, A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set 04.26.11 / 2       76 ++   7 -3   4 -2
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 3 19 +11     137 ++ 19 +6   10 =  
Meyer, Breaking Dawn [tpb] 07.27.10 / 41     xxx.. 142 -6   xxx..    
Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet [tpb] 03.29.11 / 6 x   15 -7       xx  
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 30       34 +31   39 -13   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 40     xxx.. 72 +   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 95 +   xxx..    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.08
WP
05.01
LAT
05.01
USAT
04.24
PW
05.02
Amz
(05.02)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.02)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.02)
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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