Monday, October 20, 2008

Catch These Bestseller Lists


The new CBA bestseller list is now online. Titled the November list (because it will be printed in the November issue of CBA's magazine), it reflects sales in the month of September. On October 1 I ran a
post on the then-current lists of CBA and ECPA, but they didn't compare well because the data only overlapped one week. CBA's new November list and ECPA's October list compare better. ECPA's October list uses data from the last week of August and first three weeks of September, so the lists have three overlapping weeks. I've highlighted books appearing on one list and not the other in blue. First--once again, here's ECPA's October list.

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

Here's CBA's new November list:

1 The Shack, William P. Young, Windblown Media
2 Sunset, Karen Kingsbury, Tyndale House Publishers
3 The Longing, Beverly Lews, Bethany House/Baker
4 Jessie, Lori Wick, Harvest House Publishers
5 Sinner, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson Publishers
6 White Christmas Pie, Wanda Brunstetter, Barbour
7 Fireproof, Eric Wilson, Thomas Nelson Publishers
8 When the Soul Mends, Cindy Woodsmall, Waterbrook/Multnomah
9 Unexpected Love, Judith Miller, Bethany House/Baker
10 A Promise to Believe In, Tracie Peterson, Bethany House/Baker
11 Dead Heat, Joel C. Rosenberg, Tyndale House Publishers
12 A Sister's Hope, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Barbour Publishing
13 Plain Perfect, Beth Wiseman, Thomas Nelson
14 Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Waterbrook/Multnomah
15 Where the Heart Leads, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Bethany House/Baker
16 Convenient Groom, Denise Hunter, Thomas Nelson
17 Whirlwood, Cathy Hake, Bethany House/Baker
18 Rebecca's Reward, Lauraine Snelling, Bethany House/Baker
19 The Forbidden, Beverly Lewis, Bethany House Publishers/Baker
20 Dawn's Light, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan

Congrats to the following Christian novelists on the current New York Times bestseller list, reflecting sales for the week ending October 11. The NYT list uses sales data from secular stores, including independent book retailers (statistically weighted to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university, gift, supermarket, discount department stores and newsstands. It does not include sales of these books in Christian bookstores.

16 Sunset, Karen Kingsbury. (Tyndale)
19 The Longing, Beverly Lewis. (Bethany House)
26 Fireproof, Eric Wilson, Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick (Nelson)
28 When the Soul Mends, Cindy Woodsmall (WaterBrook)

6 comments:

Inspire said...

Brandilyn, could you share with us what your views are on how some of these books made it to the best-sellers list? For certain it must be the number of copies sold and word of mouth that produced the numbers. But could it also be the amount of marketing, the kind of marketing, and the money to back it that also helps to push these books?

Angela said...

Wow. I have no idea how these different lists are compiled, but I certainly like the ECPA list better! Thanks, Brandilyn!

Angie

squiresj said...

Wow I had no idea there were these lists. I was delighted to see this was your blog. I found it on another author's website.
I was delighted to see several authors who books I read on it. Also I am a prayer partner for one of the author's on it. So I feel truly blessed to know these authors and see them prosper. God Bless them greatly.

SolShine7 said...

It warms my heart every time I see Francine River's "Redeeming Love" on the lists. It's my favorite book outside the Bible.

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Inspire, I'm going to write a post about your question soon. Thanks for posting it.

Lisa said...

I'm glad Ted Dekker's Sinner is on the list. A huge fan here.:) BTW, House, also by Ted Dekker with Frank Peretti will be in theaters on the 7th of November. Check out their official website(http://housethemovie.net) for the cities where House will be shown.

Brandylin, thanks for posting the list here, I'm having a good time reading your blog. :)