USA Today Bestsellers, 7/31

As USA Today‘s “Book Buzz” column notes, Moscow Rules, by Daniel Silva, landed on this week’s list #10, which is Silva’s highest USA Today debut to date. Silva is currently on tour, making several library appearances (New Canaan, CT; St. Louis County, MO; Cocoa Beach, FL; West Palm Beach, FL and Broward County, FL). He appeared on The Today Show last week with David Gregory, who is obviously a fan.

Most libraries have received their copies; some have heavy reserves (10:1 ratios in some areas).

#10 Moscow Rules, by Daniel Silva

  • Hardcover: $26.95
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult (July 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0399155015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399155017
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  • Audio CD: Unabridged, $36.95
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; (July 22, 2008)
  • Reader: Phil Gigante
  • ISBN-10: 1423327977
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423327974
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  • Audio Cassette: Unabridged, $92.25
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; (July 22, 2008)
  • Reader: Phil Gigante
  • ISBN-10: 1423327969
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423327967
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  • Large Print, Hardcover: $34.95
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage (July 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 159722703X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597227032
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James Patterson’s new “PageTurner; for readers from ten to 110,” The Dangerous Days of Daniel X appears at #7. Back in February, the New York Times wrote about Patterson’s efforts to make his Y.A.-themed books accessible to both adults and teens (“An Author Looks Beyond Age Limits“). It will be interesting to see how Times Book Review deals with the often fraught question of which of their lists the book will appear on; it’s pubbed by Little Brown’s adult imprint, but has a teen protagonist and clear teen appeal.
Libraries seem to be clear on the question; all I checked have classified it as YA.

#7 The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, James Patterson

  • Hardcover: $19.99
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (July 21, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0316002925
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316002929
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  • Audio CD: $22.98
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (July 21, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1600242006
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600242007
  • [ewbooks id=”499″]
  • Paperback Large Print; $19.99
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (July 21, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0316030252
  • ISBN-13: 9780316030250
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Suzanne Brockmann also debuts at her highest position on the list to date, with Into The Fire at #19. Her Force of Nature went onto the list at #22 last year.

#19 Into The Fire, Suzanne Brockmann

  • Hardcover: $25.00
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; (July 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0345501535
  • ISBN-13: 978-034550153
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  • Audio Cassette: Unabridged, $112.25
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; (July 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1423342569
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423342564
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  • Hardcover Large Print: $34.95
  • Publisher: Center Point Large Print (August 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 160285257X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602852570
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Movies are having an affect on several titles:

#29 The Watchmen, up from #83 last week
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#114 Batman: The Killing Joke debut
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#141 The Dark Knight – debut
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#118 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

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#139 Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood
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As we noted in the Upcoming Movies — with Tie-ins listing, the new Traveling Pants movie is based on the fourth, rather than the second, title in the best-selling young adult series. It’s been three years since the first movie, so the actresses need to play older characters. It seems both the movie tie-in edition and the regular edition are receiving a boost from the movie, which opens next week.

Movie Title: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 2

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (previously Forever in Blue)
Ann Brashares

  • Paperback: $9.99
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (June 24, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0385736479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385736473
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A title that went on the list last week and is not owned by libraries I checked, rose from #99 to #30

#30 Six Disciplines Execution Revolution: Solving the One Business Problem That Makes Solving All Other Problems Easier

Gary Harpst
  • Hardcover: $12.95
  • Publisher: Six Disciplines Publishing (July 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0981641105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981641102
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Other new fiction debuts:

#95 Damage Control, J.A. Jance

  • Hardcover: $25.95
  • Publisher: William Morrow (July 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0060746769
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060746766
  • [ewbooks id=”103″]
  • Audio CD: Unabridged, 39.95
  • Publisher: HarperAudio;  (July 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 006168435X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061684357
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#100 By Schism Rent Asunder, Daivid Weber, Tor

  • Hardcover: $25.95
  • Publisher: Tor Books (July 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0765315017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765315014
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  • Audio CD: Unabridged, $69.95
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio; (July 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1427204292
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427204295
  • [ewbooks id=”514″]

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As we noted earlier, Havana Nocturne received a bump in sales after the author appeared on the Jon Stewart Show and now hits the list:

#140 Havana Nocturne, T.J. English

  • Hardcover: $27.95
  • Publisher: William Morrow (June 3, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061147710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061147715
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  • Audio CD: Unabridged, $37.95
  • Publisher: Tantor Media; Unabridged edition (July 28, 2008)
  • Reader: Mel Foster
  • ISBN-10: 1400107695
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400107698
  • [ewbooks id=”504″]

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