Bestselling Obama Titles

The current NYT bestseller list is the first to reflect a full week of sales after the election. No surprise, Obama titles are all over it. Obama’s own books, Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father, are on BOTH the hardcover and paperback nonfiction lists (occupying the top two spots on the paperback list).

Several pictorial titles are selling well, plus two titles on what lies ahead for the Obama administration and a biography of Michelle Obama. 

Pictorial Books

Few libraries own the top-seller of the pictorial titles, The American Journey of Barack Obama, a last-minute drop-in title that was therefore was not reviewed pre-pub.

#7 NYT Hardcover Nonfiction

#82 Amazon

THE AMERICAN JOURNEY OF BARACK OBAMA

by the editors of Life magazine

  • Hardcover: $24.99; 176 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 7, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0316045608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316045605

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#16 NYT Hardcover Nonfiction

 #786 Amazon

THE RISE OF BARACK OBAMA

by Pete Souza

  • Hardcover: $27.95; 176 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (July 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1600781632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600781636

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#31 NYT Hardcover Nonfiction 

#602 Amazon

OBAMA: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

by Deborah Willis and Kevin Merida 

  • Hardcover: $26.95; 160 pages
  • Publisher: Amistad (October 28, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061733091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061733093

 

Policy titles

#3 NYT Paperback Nonfiction

#75 Amazon 

CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN

by the editors of Time Magazine with a foreword by Barack Obama

  • Paperback: $13.95;288 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (September 9, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0307460452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307460455

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#19 NYT Paperback Nonfiction

#380 Amazon

 OBAMA’S CHALLENGE, by Robert Kuttner

  • Paperback: $14.95; 213 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing (August 25, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1603580794
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603580793

This title was reviewed in the Boston Globe, ‘Obama’s Challenge’ questions conventional wisdom

 

Michelle Obama

#30 NYT Hardcover Nonfiction

#1242 Amazon

 MICHELLE, by Liza Mundy (Simon & Schuster)

  • Hardcover: $25; 224 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster;  (October 7, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416599436
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416599432

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