Sunday, April 15, 2018

How Do Best-Selling Lists Differ?

These are listings for Bestsellers (ebooks) as of today at four major sellers: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kobo, and iBooks. Silly of me to expect that best sellers would reflect across the board on all sites. Not true. Every list is different.


Barnes & Noble Top-Selling Nook Books Today

1. The Key to Rebecca- Ken Follett
2. After Anna- Lisa Scottoline
3. A Higher Loyalty- James Comey
4. The Sixth Day- Catherine Coulter
5. Wicked in His Arms- Stacy Reid
6. A History of God- Karen Armstrong
7. The Night Child- Anna Quinn
8. The Thief- J.R. Ward
9. I've Got My Eyes on You- Mary Higgins Clark
10. Shoot First- Stuart Woods


Amazon's Top "Paid" Kindle Books Today

1. A Higher Loyalty- James Comey
2. Switch on Your Brain- Dr. Carolyn Leaf
3. Say You're Sorry- Melinda Leigh
4. The Key to Rebecca- Ken Follett
5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People- Stephen R. Covey
6. The Coaching Habit- Michael Bungay
7. The Winter Over- Mathew Iden
8. When Never Comes- Barbara Davis
9. It Ends With Her- Brianna Labuskes
10. The Hiding Place- Corrie Ten Boom


iBooks Top Paid Books Today.

1. A Higher Loyalty- James Comey
2. The Disappeared- C.J. Box
3. Shoot First- Stuart Woods
4. After Anna- Lisa Scottoline
5. Devil's Waltz- Jonathan Kellerman
6. Red Alert- James Patterson
7. Socrates- Paul Johnson
8. Great Alone- Kristin Hannah
9. The Glass Forrest- Cynthia Swanson
10. Little Fires- Celeste Ng

Kobo (I could only get "Now Trending.") All are eBooks. 

1. The Key to Rebecca- Ken follet
2. The Next Girl- Carla Kovach
3. A Higher Loyalty- James Comey
4. A History of God- Karen Armstrong
5. The Night Child- Anna Quinn
6. With This Ring- Amanda Quick
7. The King's Deception- Steve Berry
8. Fluent Forever- Gabriel Wyner
9. The Last Good Man- Linda Nagata
10. Contemporary Songwriting- Toby Koeningsberg
11. The Thief- J.R. Ward

Points to Ponder:
1. Only One book was on all four lists and it is a non-fiction book- A Higher Loyalty by James Comey.

2. The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follet was on 3 lists.

3. The Night Child, After Anna, and A History of God were on two common lists.

4. Other than those books, the sites  all differed in their bestsellers' titles. The few titles in common also differed in placement. For example, A Higher Loyalty was   #3 in B&N, #1 in Amazon, #1 in iBooks, and #3 in Kobo.

5. There are very few romances. The lists are heavy on suspense and mysteries.

6. Every site has at least two nonfiction books on its top ten sellers. Amazon actually has four: A Higher Loyalty, Switch On Your Brain, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and The Coaching Habit.  

Interesting, right?