Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Book Mark: 2009 Hardcover Bestsellers

Publisher's Weekly released their statistics on the best-selling hardcover books of last year. Below we have passed on the top 15 for the fiction and non-fiction sales categories (any book with * indicates that the numbers were not available to the general public, but you can guesstimate pretty well based on the rest of the list).

The fiction list is not all that surprising, with the exception of The Help which seemingly came out of nowhere at the end of 2009 to end up as #3. The numbers are boggling to us, as we refuse to buy a hardcover book. We appear to be in the minority according to PW!

Hardcover Fiction Sales, 2009
1. The Lost Symbol: A Novel. Dan Brown. Doubleday (5,543,643).
2. *The Associate: A Novel. John Grisham. Doubleday.
3. The Help. Kathryn Stockett. Putnam/Amy Einhorn (1,104,617).
4. I, Alex Cross. James Patterson. Little, Brown (1,040,976).
5. The Last Song. Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central. (1,032,829).
6 *Ford County. John Grisham. Doubleday.
7. Finger Lickin' Fifteen. Janet Evanovich. St. Martin's (977,178).
8. The Host: A Novel. Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown (912,165).
9. *Under the Dome. Stephen King. Scribner
10. Pirate Latitudes. Michael Crichton. Harper (855,638).
11. Scarpetta. Patricia Cornwell. Putnam (800,00).
12. U Is for Undertow. Sue Grafton. Putnam (706,154).
13. The Scarpetta Factor. Patricia Cornwell. Putnam (705,000).
14. Shadowland. Alyson Noel. St. Martin's (609,355).
15. The 8th Confession. James Patterson. Little, Brown (606,097).

Hardcover Nonfiction Sales, 2009
1. Going Rogue: An American Life. Sarah Palin. Harper (2,674,684).
2. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment. Steve Harvey. Harper (1,735,219).
3. *Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government. Glenn Beck. Threshold.
4. *Liberty & Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. Mark R. Levin..
5. True Compass: A Memoir. Edward M. Kennedy. Grand Central (870,402).
6. Have a Little Faith: A True Story. Mitch Albom. Hyperion (855,843).
7. It's Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams, and Increase in God's Favor. Joel Osteen. Free Press.
8. The Last Lecture. Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. Hyperion (610,033).
9. Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books Not Bombs. Greg Mortenson. Viking (515,566).
10. Superfreakonomics. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. William Morrow (487,977).
11. Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia Child. Knopf (10/61) (487,228).
12. Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body! Jillian Michaels. Crown (486,154).
13. The Yankee Years. Joe Torre and Tom Verducci. Doubleday (397,954).
14. Open. Andre Agassi. Knopf (11/09) (383,722).
15. *Time of My Life. Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi. Atria.

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