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The table shows the current rank of each book and the change since last week, where:

= same as last week

+/- change since last week

+ back on list

++ new on list

x no longer on list (number of x's: weeks off list)


All lists rank hardcovers and paperbacks separately, except for the USA Today list, which is a single list combining fiction and nonfiction in all formats. Dates shown are posted dates, except those in parentheses, which are dates compiled. New York Times posts its list one week in advance of print publication.

Note that some sources do not compile paperback bestsellers, and some exclude YA books (like the Harry Potter series) from their hardcover and paperback fiction lists.

Weekly Bestellers


Week ending 8 March 2011


Kim Harrison's Pale Demon (Harper Voyager), ninth book in her "Hollows" series about witch Rachel Morgan, debuts strongly, ranking #2 on three of the five print lists compiled here, and #7 on a fourth. (LA Times seems to lag a week behind the others.)

Notable additions to the table below on advance Amazon sales are two titles whose publication was just announced in the past week: Stephen King's 11/22/63, due in November, and George R.R. Martin's long-awaited A Dance with Dragons, due in July.

And several new paperbacks debut this week on the New York Times mass market list -- by Aaron Allston, Ian Douglas, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Richelle Mead.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.13
WP
03.06
LAT
03.06
USAT
02.27
PW
03.07
Amz
(03.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.08)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Bear, Halo: Cryptum 01.18.11 / 8 x   20 +   xxx..      
Briggs, River Marked 02.15.11 / 4           81 -66 90 -27  
Cast/Cast, Awakened 01.18.11 / 8     xxx.. 33 -14   xxx xxx xxx..
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 83 xxx..   x 23 -7   36 -2   xxx
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 56     xxx.. 24 -6   35 -6 xxx.. 75 +
Condie, Matched 12.14.10 / 13 9 +1     xxx..        
Erikson, The Crippled God (UK) 02.08.11 / 5             x 94 -15
Harkness, A Discovery of Witches 02.22.11 / 3 4 -2 6 -3 3 -1 20 -8 4 -2 28 -11 xx 30 -8
Harris, Dead in the Family 01.05.10 / 42 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 89 + xxx..
Harris, Dead Reckoning 12.28.10 / 11           11 +8 64 +11 56 +4
Harrison, Pale Demon 02.15.11 / 4 2 ++ 2 ++   7 ++ 2 ++ x   xx
Jordan/Sanderson, Towers of Midnight 07.27.10 / 33 33 -14 xxx.. xxx.. xxx x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, 11/22/63 03.08.11 / 1           74 ++    
Koontz, What the Night Knows 01.04.11 / 10 20 -8 xxx xxx.. 93 -55 20 -9 xxx..    
Lore, I Am Number Four 08.17.10 / 12 1 =   7 ++ 13 =   xx   x
Marr, Darkest Mercy 03.08.11 / 1       108 ++        
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 1           15 ++ 80 ++  
Moning, Shadowfever 01.18.11 / 8 21 -5 xxx.. xxx 130 -40 21 -4 xxx..   xx
Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear 02.01.11 / 6           14 -11 19 -11 11 -9
Russell, Swamplandia! 02.22.11 / 3 16 -5   9 -6 xx 17 -4      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.13
WP
03.06
LAT
03.06
USAT
02.27
PW
03.07
Amz
(03.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.08)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Allston, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Backlash 03.08.11 / 1 29 ++              
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 20 28 +              
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 35 xxx..   12 = 18 -7   60 -3   xxx
Douglas, Center of Gravity 03.08.11 / 1 22 ++              
Fisher, Incarceron [tpb] 02.22.11 / 2 9 +              
Hamilton, Flirt 03.08.11 / 1 25 ++              
Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go [tpb] 03.28.06 / 67 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 14 -1 xxx..
Koontz, Frankenstein: Lost Souls 02.08.11 / 5 28 -15     122 -57 x      
Mead, Iron Crowned 03.08.11 / 1 27 ++     107 ++        
Meyer, Breaking Dawn [tpb] 07.27.10 / 33     xxx.. 80 -24   xxx..    
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 127       xxx..   xxx.. 97 -2 xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.13
WP
03.06
LAT
03.06
USAT
02.27
PW
03.07
Amz
(03.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.08)
This cell color indicates rankings on children's bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data -- rankings from one or more weeks before -- and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]
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