Wednesday, October 01, 2008

October Bestseller Lists


Here are the two current bestseller lists. CBA's October list reflects sales in August. ECPA's October list would normally reflect sales in September, but since it was put up early (as they did last month), I'm guessing they "rounded the corner" on a month again--perhaps using two weeks of August data and two weeks of September data. (Michael--if I'm wrong, please advise.) Titles on one list and not the other are highlighted in blue. These lists look really different, so perhaps ECPA has used more data from September than August, such as first three weeks of September and last week of August. At any rate--congrats to the folks on one list or another, regardless of when your sales were made.


CBA (Numbers in paratheses indicate placement on the CBA Top 50 List)

1 (1) The Shack ,William P. Young, Windblown Media
2 (22) A Sister’s Hope, Wanda Brunstetter, Barbour

3 (37) Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Multnomah (WaterBrook)
4 (43) Adam, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson
5 (50) The Note, Angela Hunt, Thomas Nelson
6 A Lady of Secret Devotion, Tracie Peterson, Bethany House (Baker)
7 Dawn’s Light, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan
8 Yada Yada Prayer Group, Neta Jackson, Thomas Nelson
9 Riven, Jerry Jenkins, Tyndale
10 Rook, Steven James, Revell (Baker)
11 Perfect Life, Robin Lee Hatcher, Thomas Nelson
12 Sabrina, Lori Wick, Harvest House
13 Mermaid in the Basement, Gilbert Morris, Thomas Nelson
14 Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis, Zondervan
15 Someday, Karen Kingsbury, Tyndale
16 The Last Jihad, Joel Rosenberg, Tyndale
17 Dead Heat, Joel Rosenberg, Tyndale
18 Skin, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson
19 The Forbidden, Beverly Lewis, Bethany House (Baker)
20 Allison’s Journey, Wanda Brunstetter, Barbour


ECPA

1 The Shack, William P. Young, Windblown Media
2 The Longing, Beverly Lews, Bethany House/Baker
3 Jessie, Lori Wick, Harvest House Publishers
4 Sinner, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson Publishers
5 Dead Heat, Joel C. Rosenberg, Tyndale House Publishers
6 A Promise to Believe In, Tracie Peterson, Bethany House/Baker
7 Where the Heart Leads, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Bethany House/Baker

8 Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Waterbrook/Multnomah
9 Sunset, Karen Kingsbury, Tyndale House Publishers
10 Unexpected Love, Judith Miller, Bethany House/Baker

11 Fireproof, Eric Wilson, Thomas Nelson Publishers
12 The Note, Angela Hunt, Thomas Nelson Publishers
13 A Sister's Hope, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Barbour Publishing
14 The Yada Yada Prayer Group, Neta Jackson, Thomas Nelson
15 The Perfect Life, Robin Lee Hatcher, Thomas Nelson Publishers
16 The Forbidden, Beverly Lewis, Bethany House Publishers/Baker
17 The Last Jihad, Joel C. Rosenbert, Tyndale House Publishers
18 Someday, Karen Kingsbury, Tyndale House Publishers
19 When the Soul Mends, Cindy Woodsmall, Waterbrook/Multnomah
20 Riven, Jerry B. Jenkins, Tyndale House Publishers



3 comments:

Nicole said...

What struck me, B, as I was reading these lists is that a number of those books have either been featured in promotional ads/sales or in special "bargain" prices in certain Christian bookstores. These days that might contribute somewhat to their standings on these lists. Just a thought . . .

Inspire said...

I am hoping we shall see some of the novels coming out, beginning in the fall of 09, through Abingdon Press on that list next year.

Michael Covington said...

Your second guess was right on. The October list is for the four week cycle ending September 20th.