Wednesday, October 24, 2007

November Bestseller List

Here's the CBA November bestseller list, reflecting sales in the month of September. It includes many of the usual suspects, but note the incredible placement for Cindy Woodsmall. Cindy has only two books published so far--and they're both on the list. Notice that her latest, When the Morning Comes, is also number eight on the Top Fifty list. What a terrific accomplishment for a new novelist!

Kudos to Cindy; her publisher, Waterbrook; and her agent, Steve Laube.


Tina Ann Forkner said...

Hooray Cindy! Woohoo! Yippee! :)


Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Has fiction ever finished 1-2 on the top fifty list? And six altogether, with four in the top ten? That seems like a great signal that readers are finally discovering Christian fiction.

Now if we can get more authors on the shelves! But I've already ranted about that on my blog so won't take up your space for a re-do. LOL


Anonymous said...

Brandilyn, what percentage of Christian authors use a pseudonym? Any? All? As an aspiring author, it would be helpful to know in case I need to come up with one :)

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

I would also say cudos to her publicists Wynn-Wynn Media. Jeane has been doing a bang up job at getting books into the hands of reviewers!

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Becky, you're right. If you look back over the Top Fifty list for a year or two, you can see the rise of fiction high on the list. Overall, the list seems to indicate that fiction is selling better. What we don't know, however, is what sales are represented from one list to another. It will be easier on certain months, particularly if no big-name nonfiction author has a new book out, to hit #1 because overall the sales may be less. Still, I believe overall the list indicates higher fiction sales than a couple years ago.

Anonymous, few Christian novelists use a pseudonym.