Monday, June 8, 2009

Local Bestsellers

As a member of the American Bookseller's Association and affiliated with I send a weekly report that lists my bestselling titles for the previous week. It is a little intimidating to think that my small number of sales end up being reported along with all the "big guys" like BookPeople in Austin or The Tattered Cover in Denver.

But for those of you who are interested in knowing what is selling on our little sandbar - here is the list for the week ending June 8.

2 - Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes
2 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
2 - New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
2 - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
2 - Corduroy Goes to the Beach
2 - A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
2 - Good Friends Are Hard to Find
2 - Buddha and the Terrorist by Safish Kumar
2 - A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrich

Bestselling books for the month of May:

11 - Beach Wisdom
7 - Sandcastles Made Simple by Lucinda Wierenga
5 - Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
5 - Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden
5 - Good Friends are Hard to Find
5 - Mexican Enough by Stephanie Griest

1 comment:

Writer said...

When I worked retail, I used to run reports on what inventory sold the most too. Typically, I saw that our services outsold our products, of which we had thousands.

Our services included gift wrapping and custom gifts.

Individually, products don't sell much. It's the aggregate that matters. Keep at it.