Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bestseller Lists for November


Here is a comparison of the bestseller lists for fiction from CBA and ECPA. Both of these current lists generally reflect sales in the month of November. CBA's is titled the January list--their list always reflects sales two months previously from the title. This January list includes data gathered through November 29. ECPA's is titled December, their list always reflecting sales of one month previous to the title. (Confused yet?) ECPA doesn't note the exact days included on their list. Sometimes their list can "round the corner" into the previous month as much as a week. So these two lists aren't a comparison of the exact same days, but they generally cover the same time frame.

I have highlighted books appearing on only one list in blue.

CBA (Numbers in parenthesis reflect place on CBA Top 50 list, which includes fiction and non-fiction.)

1. (2) The Shack, William P. Young, Windblown Media
2. (4) Every Now and Then, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
3. (10) Fireproof, Eric Wilson, Thomas Nelson

4. (19) Sunset, Karen Kingsbury,Tyndale
5.(22) Sinner, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson
6.(29) White Christmas Pie, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Barbour
7. (49) The Longing, Beverly Lewis, Bethany/Baker
8. Rachel's Secret, B.J. Hoff, Harvest House

9. Jessie, Lori Wick, Harvest House
10. Circle Trilogy, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson
11. Adam, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson
12. Forever Christmas, Christine Lynxwiler, Barbour
13. Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Multnomah/WaterBrook
14. Deeper Water, Robert Whitlow, Thomas Nelson
15. Dead Heat, Joel Rosenberg, Tyndale
16. The List, Robert Whitlow, Thomas Nelson
17. The Christmas Candle, Max Lucado, Thomas Nelson
18. Home to Holly Springs, Jan Karon, Harvest House
19. Texas Legacy Christmas, DiAnn Mills, Barbour
20. One Perfect Day, Lauraine Snelling, Faithwords (Hachette)


ECPA

1. The Shack, William P. Young, Windblown Media
2. Sunset, Karen Kingsbury,Tyndale
3. Every Now and Then, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
4. Fireproof, Eric Wilson, Thomas Nelson
5. The Christmas Candle, Max Lucado, Thomas Nelson
6. White Christmas Pie, Wanda E. Brunstetter Barbour
7. The Longing, Beverly Lewis, Bethany/Baker
8. Dead Heat, Joel C. Rosenberg, Tyndale
9. Sinner, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson
10. Jessie, Lori Wick, Harvest House
11. The List, Robert Whitlow, Thomas Nelson
12. Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Waterbrook/Multnomah
13. Rachel's Secret, B.J. Hoff, Harvest House
14. Rebecca's Reward, Lauraine Snelling, Bethany/Baker
15. Miracles, Terri Blackstock, Thomas Nelson
16. When the Soul Mends, Cindy Woodsmall, Waterbrook/Multnomah
17. Deeper Water, Robert Whitlow, Thomas Nelson
18. Until We Reach Home, Lynn Austin Bethany/Baker
19. Full Circle, T. Davis Bunn, Thomas Nelson
20. The Last Jihad, Joel C. Rosenberg, Tyndale


3 comments:

Marcus Goodyear said...

Interesting. What conclusions would you draw from this list, Brandilyn?

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Marcus, I don't have any brilliant conclusions to these lists. It's pretty typical that 5-6 books will be different. ECPA uses its data a little differently, which results in the varying books.

I'm surprised (but pleased) to see my pal Bob Whitlow's THE LIST, as that book has got to be, I don't know, at least 5 years old. Probably more. Aren't they making a movie of it, though? So that's probably stirring up new interest.

Nicole said...

Yes, they've made a movie of it--it's out on DVD. Not bad, but different ending from the book, I think--at least how I remembered the ending. Yeah, it's an oldie but a goodie. I think it's my favorite of all of his novels.