Fiction Bestsellers, Week Ending 3/14

The big bestseller news this week sounds like old news; a teen vampire novel is at the top of the USA Today list.

The new twist? It’s NOT by Stephenie Meyer — it’s Hunted, the fifth in the House of Night series by mother/daughter team P.C. and Kristin Cast.

It still shows as #2 on the 3/29 NYT Childrens Series list, after Twilight, because the entire Twilight series is still outselling its rival.

Hunted (House of Night, Book 5)
P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Retail Price: $17.95
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press – (2009-03-10)
ISBN / EAN: 031237982X / 9780312379827

All four titles in the Twilight series are still in the USA Today top ten:

#2 Twilight
#4 New Moon
#6 Eclipse
#8 Breaking Dawn

The earlier volumes in the House of Night series are further down the USA Today list:

#24 Marked (first in series) — in top 150 for 37 weeks
#45 Betrayed (second) —  23 weeks
#60 Untamed (fourth) — 24 weeks
#61 Chosen (third) — 21 weeks

 

New Adult Fiction Bestsellers

#11 USA Today, General 
#2 NYT Fiction

Corsair
Clive Cussler, Jack DuBrul
Retail Price: $27.95
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult – (2009-03-10)
ISBN / EAN: 0399155392 / 9780399155390

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#44 USA Today, General 
#8 NYT Trade Paperback Fiction

Take One (Above the Line Series #1)
Karen Kingsbury
Retail Price: $14.99
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Zondervan – (2009-04-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0310266165 / 9780310266167

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#89 USA Today, General 
#7 NYT Fiction

Dead Silence (Doc Ford Novels)
Randy Wayne White
Retail Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult – (2009-03-10)
ISBN / EAN: 0399155406 / 9780399155406

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#118 USA Today, General
# 21 NYT Fiction, Extended, after 3 weeks; moving up
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetJamie Ford,  Ballantine Books

This is one of the first novels we’ve been tracking on EarlyWord hit the list this week. We wrote about this one at the end of January: First Novel a Hit with Booksellers

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford
Retail Price: $24.00
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books – (2009-01-27)
ISBN / EAN: 0345505336 / 9780345505330

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#16 NYT fiction
The Help by Kathryn Stockett  debuts on the main list, even though it is at #16 because it ties with Christopher Moore’s Fool at #15

This is another first novel we’ve been tracking (Getting ‘The Help’); we also did a giveaway of the audio after Robin Whitten of AudioFile raved about it. After four weeks on the extended list, it now moves onto the main list.

The Help
Kathryn Stockett
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult – (2009-02-10)
ISBN / EAN: 0399155341 / 9780399155345

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# 26 NYT Fiction, Extended
Little Bee, Chris Cleave

This one is already a bestseller on the West Coast and in independent stores. It’s been moving up the following lists, as of last week:

  • LA Times, at #7 after  two weeks
  • SF Chronicle, #5 after three week
  • Indie list for five, #10 after five weeks

We did a heavy reserve alert on this title earlier; Heavy Reserve Alert — Little Bee

Little Bee
Chris Cleave
Retail Price: $24.00
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster – (2009-02-10)
ISBN / EAN: 1416589635 / 9781416589631

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#28 NYT Fiction, Extended 

Life Sentences: A Novel
Laura Lippman
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow – (2009-03-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061128899 / 9780061128899

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#30 NYT Fiction, Extended; down from #27 last week, after two weeks

Kindly Ones, Jonathan Littell

Looks like the publisher’s hopes for big sales of the million dollar acquisition will not be realized.

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#32 NYT Fiction, Extended 

The Tourist
Olen Steinhauer
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Minotaur – (2009-03-03)
ISBN / EAN: 0312369727 / 9780312369729

Steinhauer takes a break from his crime series in this stand-alone spy thriller

It is also available in audio, which many libraries have not ordered:

tourist-audio

9 Tape; 1-4332-6178-7; $79.95
Playaway; 1-4332-6186-2; $69.99
MP3CD; 1-4332-6182-4; $29.95
10 CD; 1-4332-6179-4; $99.00
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#33 NYT Fiction, Extended

The Book of Love (The Magdalene Line)
Kathleen McGowan
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Touchstone – (2009-03-10)
ISBN / EAN: 0743299973 / 9780743299978

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