Thursday, July 27, 2006

June Bestseller List

Check out the new bestseller list, reflecting sales in the month of June. For the first time (as far as I know), spots 1, 2, and 3 in the Top Fifty list belong to fiction. LaHaye/Jenkins’ The Rapture is #1, both on the fiction list and the Top Fifty; Kingsbury’s Like Dandelion Dust is #2; and Wick’s Leave a Candle Burning is #3.

In total, the top eleven slots on the fiction list also made it to the Top Fifty list, with Blackstock’s Last Light at #11 in fiction ranking #48 on Top Fifty. Last Light is interesting. This is a comeback to the list, as this novel released last fall. This is probably due to the approaching release of Night Light, second in the series.

Other names on the list include Dekker/Peretti, Brunstetter, Rivers, Rosenberg, Henderson, and Lewis.

This phenomenon is no doubt due to June being a big month in major-name release of novels. It’s no coincidence that books by Jenkins, Wick, and Kingsbury would release as ICRS approaches.

There are no new names on this month’s list, which is too bad. I always love to see a new one pop up. All the same, this is an interesting list that reflects the rising sell-power of CBA fiction.


Becky said...

Maybe it's me and I'm forgetting ... but where are the Christy Award winning books on that best-selling list?

This is the IRCS award and the IRCS list. How is it that more isn't done, marketing wise, to move the best books onto the best-seller list?


Ane Mulligan said...

I'm delighted to see the rise of CBA fiction. I firmly believe the writing is getting better, too. The bar has been raised, and this pre-pubbed writer is stretching and learning to reach it and cross it! Now where did I leave my vault pole?