“Sales Bible” Tops Amazon List

As the Barbara Walters media blitz continues this week, her memoir Audition has risen to #1 on the Amazon bestseller list.

But, for a while yesterday, the new edition of a more prosaic title, The Sales Bible, was at #1. Two of the libraries I checked have received their copies, three show on order status and six only list the 2003 edition. It is currently at #4 on the list.

The Sales Bible New Ed: The Ultimate Sales Resource
by Jeffrey Gitomer

  • Hardcover: $29.95
  • Publisher: Collins; New edition (May 6, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061379409
  • ISBN-13: 978-006137940
  • Audio CD: Unabridged, $39.95
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio, (May 6, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0743572661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743572668

HarperCollins’s expectations for this title are high — the announced first printing is 250,000 copies. Below is the description from Harper’s site:

Since its initial publication in 1994, Morrow’s hardcover edition of Jeffrey Gitomer’s THE SALES BIBLE has sold over 117,000 copies, and another 100,000 in paperback (published by Wiley).

But in the 13 years since then, Gitomer has made himself into a sales powerhouse with huge success around an inventively packaged series of books, with his classic THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF SELLING at its heart.

Now at last, Gitomer has taken the title that began it all, and has completely revised it. The Sales Bible is totally reworked to fit into his line of bestselling sales titles. It’s sure to be THE must-have title for sales professionals worldwide who’ve already come to know and trust Jeffrey’s inventive, irreverent sales wisdom through his “Little [Color] Book of…” series.

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