Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bestseller Lists for August '09


Here are the bestsellers of Christian fiction during the month of August. The CBA list is titled the October list (always titled two months past the selling month), and the ECPA list is that organization's September list (titled one month past selling data). Books appearing on only one list have been highlighted in blue.

CBA (Numbers in parentheses reflect book's placement on the CBA Top 50 list.)

1. (4) The Shack, William P. Young, Windblown Media
2. (10) Take Two, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
3. (15) A Cousin’s Prayer, Wanda Brunstetter, Barbour
4. (22) Fireproof, Eric Wilson & Alex Kendrick, Thomas Nelson
5. (23) Take One, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
6. (29) Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Multnomah/WaterBrook
7. (32) The Knight, Steven James, Revell/Baker
8. (34) The Hope of Refuge, Cindy Woodsmall, WaterBrook
9. (43) A Surrendered Heart, Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller, Bethany House/Baker
10. The Secret, Beverly Lewis, Bethany/Baker

11. Any Minute, Joyce Meyer & Deborah Bedford, FaithWords (Hachette)
12. Double Minds, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan
13. Dawn's Prelude, Tracie Peterson, Bethany/Baker
14. BoneMan’s Daughters, Ted Dekker, Center Street (Hachette)
15. Fields of Grace, Kim Sawyer, Bethany/Baker
16. That Certain Spark, Cathy Hake, Bethany/Baker
17. Saint, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson
18. Tuck, Stephen Lawhead, Thomas Nelson
19. Man of His Word, Kathleen Fuller, Thomas Nelson
20. The Believer, Ann Gabhart, Revell/Baker

ECPA (Numbers in parenthesis reflect book's placement on ECPA Top 50 list.)

1. (1) The Shack, William Paul Young, Windblown Media
2. (5) Take Two, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
3. (8) Take One, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
4. (19) Oceans Apart, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
5. (21) The Secret, Beverly Lewis, Bethany House/Baker
6. (24) Saint, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson
7. (25) A Cousin's Prayer, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Barbour
8. (26) Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Doubleday Religious Publishing
9. (29) A Surrendered Heart, Judith Miller, Bethany House/Baker
10. (30) That Certain Spark, Cathy Marie Hake, Bethany House/Baker
11. (35) Fireproof, Eric Wilson, Thomas Nelson
12. (40) Lonestar Secrets, Colleen Coble, Thomas Nelson
13. (45) A Bride in the Bargain, Deeanne Gist, Bethany House/Baker
14. (48) BoneMan's Daughters, Ted Dekker, Center Street
15. (49) The Believer, Ann H. Gabhart, Revell/Baker
16. (50) Any Minute, Deborah Bedford, FaithWords
17. Circle Trilogy: Black/Red/White, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson
18. Double Minds, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan
19. Every Now and Then, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
20. A Gift of Grace, Amy Clipston, Zondervan

7 comments:

totai said...

Hi Brandilyn

One correction, the #7 title should be "A Cousin's Prayer". We made the change to the website, but unfortunately caught it too late to correct the spreadsheets that had been sent out earlier.

Michael
ECPA

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Michael, thanks for the correction. I thought that looked like a mistake so went to Wanda's web site only to see she does have a book titled A Cousin's Promise. At any rate, I've now changed it on the list. Thanks again for your diligence.

Nicole said...

Michael and BC, could you refresh my memory as to what all these lists include? Do they include internet sales?

Michael Covington said...

Hi Nicole

The ECPA list contains sales from Christian retail outlets nationwide. Soon, ECPA will be launching a multi-channel list including internet, Christian retail, General market retail and mass market (discount stores). We will continue to publish the both lists concurrently as Christian retail remains the single largest channel for most Christian publishers.

Nicole said...

Thanks, Michael.

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Way cool about your upcoming multi-channel list! Keep me informed, Michael. You know I'll post the info here.

Allie said...

Wow. It amazes me that Redeeming Love is on these lists month after month after month.