4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2010 6:02 PM by keriflur

    Bestseller Lists

      Does anyone know if eBooks are considered in the lists?  I haven't seen anything regarding this and wonder if this has anything to do with the publishers stance on eBooks.

        • Re: Bestseller Lists

          I can't find a reference, but I believe that the NYT bestseller list is hard-cover new releases.

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              eDigest wrote:

              I can't find a reference, but I believe that the NYT bestseller list is hard-cover new releases.

               

              They have one for HC and one for PB (and fiction and non-fiction, etc.) so it doesn't appear that eBook sales fit in the big picture anywhere.

               

               

              If the above is true AND you were a publisher, which would you rather see the consumer purchase?

               

              It's kind of like DVR viewing versus live TV viewing, they might both be watched the same night but basically one counts and the other doesn't.

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                  Doug_Pardee
                  FrogAlum wrote:

                   

                  They have one for HC and one for PB (and fiction and non-fiction, etc.) so it doesn't appear that eBook sales fit in the big picture anywhere.

                  The New York Times has separate lists for

                  • Fiction Hardcover
                  • Fiction Trade Paperback
                  • Fiction Mass Market Paperback
                  • Non-Fiction Hardcover
                  • Non-Fiction Paperback
                  • Advice Hardcover
                  • Advice Paperback
                  • Children's Books
                  • Graphic Books
                  • Business Hardcover
                  • Business Paperback

                  For e-books and e-audiobooks, check out OverDrive's bestseller list.

                  • Re: Bestseller Lists
                    keriflur

                     

                    FrogAlum wrote:

                     

                    eDigest wrote:

                    I can't find a reference, but I believe that the NYT bestseller list is hard-cover new releases.

                     

                    They have one for HC and one for PB (and fiction and non-fiction, etc.) so it doesn't appear that eBook sales fit in the big picture anywhere.

                     

                     

                    If the above is true AND you were a publisher, which would you rather see the consumer purchase?

                     

                    It's kind of like DVR viewing versus live TV viewing, they might both be watched the same night but basically one counts and the other doesn't.

                     

                    Actually, DVR viewings do count as long as the viewing happens within 3 days of the airing.  Once DVRs became popular, they had to change the viewer counts b/c too many people were viewing via DVR.

                     

                     

                    As for ebooks, I would think that a time will come where ebooks are counted in with the hardcovers when they're new releases.  We might not be there yet though.