Rising on Amazon

The following titles have been rising on Amazon during the last week:


  • Hardcover:$26.00
  • Publisher: Pantheon (February 12, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0375423745
  • ISBN-13: 978-037542374

Several reviews, a feature by Laura Miller in Salon, an appearance on Bill Moyers Journal, plus several op/ed pieces by Jacoby herself, sent The Age of American Unreason to #2 on Amazon’s list where it stayed for several days. It’s now at #6 (and at #1 in Nonfiction). Her 2004 title, Freethinkers: a History of American Secularism also received a bump. It is now at #72.


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

  • Paperback:$14.00
  • Publisher: New World Library (September 29, 2004)
  • ISBN-10: 1577314808
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577314806

Tolle’s Oprah Pick New Earth has been at #1 since shortly after it was announced. His earlier title, The Power of Now, is also on the list at #14.

Manic: A Memoir

  • Hardcover:$24.95
  • Publisher: William Morrow (February 5, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061430234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061430237

Currently at #37, this title is listed as on order at most libraries — time to get it out on the shelves!

As tax time approaches, many may be wondering just where the money does go. Currently #45, this book has been in the high 20’s. It was not reviewed in the pre-pub media, so most libraries do not have it. The link above allows you to “browse inside” to find out more about the book.


The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

  • Hardcover:$24.95
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult (February 14, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0525950494
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525950493

Currently at #40, this title is still listed as on order in many libraries.

Baseball Prospectus 2008: The Essential Guide to the 2008 Baseball Season

  • Paperback: $21.95
  • Publisher: Plume (February 25, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0452289033
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452289031

This is the new edition. Many libraries have the 2007 edition, but not this one.
The Outlaw Demon Wails (Rachel Morgan, Book 6)

  • Hardcover:$24.95
  • Publisher: Eos (February 26, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0060788704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060788704

Due for release next week, this is already at #49 and #12 in “Literature and Fiction.” Most libraries have it on order.


Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood

  • Hardcover:$27.95
  • Publisher: Penguin Press (February 14, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1594201528
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594201523

Currently at #59, this has had quite a bit of media attention, including Newsweek, and the NYT Book Review. It is listed as “on order” or “in process” in most libraries


Change of Heart

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Atria (March 4, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0743496744
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743496742

Already at #73 (and #18 in fiction), this one won’t be released until March 4.

Not Quite What I Was Planning:

Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial (February 5, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061374059
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061374050

This wasn’t reviewed in the pre-pub sources and therefore is not available in the libraries I checked. It has been getting a lot of attention in the press, including The New Yorker and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation.” It reached a high of #73 yesterday and is now at #127. The book started as a contest in the online magazine SMITH; “Your life story in six words.”

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