Monday, May 19, 2008

Bestseller Lists Compared


Here's a comparison of the current CBA and ECPA bestseller lists, both reflecting sales in the month of April. Those on one list and not on another are in color. The numbers after the author names on the CBA list shows the placement of that novel on the Top 50 list. It's great to see the #1 and 2 spots on the Top 50 list are fiction, and that of the top ten on that list, five are fiction. (If you missed my post explaining the birth of the new ECPA list and how its data are different from CBA's, read it here.)

CBA

The Shack, William Young (1)
The Forbidden, Beverly Lewis (2)
Dead Heat, Joel Rosenberg (4)
Dawn's Light, Terri Blackstock (6)
Adam, Ted Dekker (10)
Someday, Karen Kingsbury (31)
Dear to Me, Wanda Brunstetter (38)
The Last Jihad, Joel Rosenberg (41)
Redeeming Love. Francine Rivers
Blink of an Eye, Ted Dekker
Sabrina, Lori Wick
Between Sundays, Karen Kingsbury
Sunrise, Karen Kingsbury
Redemption, Karen Kingsbury
The Parting, Beverly Lewis
Remember, Karen Kingsbury
Blessings, Kim Sawyer
Summer. Karen Kingsbury
Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
Return, Karen Kingsbury


ECPA

The Shack, William Young (1)
The Forbidden, Beverly Lewis (2)
Dead Heat, Joel Rosenberg (4)
Someday, Karen Kingsbury (31)
Dear to Me, Wanda Brunstetter (38)
Blink of an Eye, Ted Dekker
Dawn's Light, Terri Blackstock (6)
The Parting, Beverly Lewis
Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers

Facing the Giants, Eric Wilson
Healing Stones, Nancy Rue and Stephen Arterburn
A Time to Mend, Sally John and Gary Smalley
A Touch of Grace, Lauraine Snelling
Chasing Fireflies, Charles Martin
A Sister's Test, Wanda Brunstetter
Mountain Top, Robert Whitlow
The Last Jihad, Joel Rosenberg (41)

First the Dead, Tim Downs
Summer, Karen Kingsbury
Sunrise, Karen Kingsbury


5 comments:

Michael Covington said...

Brandilyn

The reason for the missing title "Adam" on the ECPA list was due to a special printing of this book for the Christian retail market that meant it's own ISBN. Unfortunately, this unique ISBN did not get sent to Books in Print (the database PubTrack uses) and therefore, even though it was selling, the sales did not get reported until last week, after we manually entered the ISBN.

Michael Covington
ECPA

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Michael, thanks for the clarification on ADAM.

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D. Gudger said...

Do you get the bestseller lists from the CBA and ECPA sites? And do they break out the info by genre.

I'm asking b/c I've got some requests for a full fiction proposal and need to do some killer market research for YA contemporary on both sides of the aisle (CBA/ABA).

Read and will site the Newsweek article from the loop - could I mention I frequent your blog to stay ontop of industry news? You seem to have that niche in your postings. Would an editor find it credible, or do I need to cite back to the original/primary sources?

I'm trying to figure all this out now before I totally biff it to an agent or editor.

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Darcie, no need to cite me. I'm just pulling the lists from the CBA and ECPA web sites. They don't break out by genre. Also you can't find back lists at CBA, and the ECPA lists are new anyway.