New to the NYT List, 2/22

Given all the media attention, it’s no surprise that Joe Torre’s book, The Yankee Years hits the NYT Nonfiction list. Not only is it a hit, it’s a  home run, landing at #1.

Libraries are showing modest ordering, with strong holds.

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The Yankee Years

Torre, Joe and Verducci, Tom

  • Hardcover: $26.95; 512 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday (February 3, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0385527403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385527408
  • Large Print, Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Random House, (February 3, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0739328328
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739328323

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A somewhat less sure bet is Amy Dickinson’s The Mighty Queens of Freeville, which goes on the Nonfiction list at #16 (it’s tied with #15, another debut title, The Inaugural Address). However, as Ann Lander’s successor and a regular on NPR’s quiz show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”, she has what publishers call a “platform” (the Wall Street Journal wrote earlier this week about the “growing significance of authors who have their own media platforms.” Oh, please! Publishers have been pursuing authors with platforms for years.)

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The Mighty Queens of Freeville

Dickinson, Amy

  • Hardcover: $22.99; 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion (February 3, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1401322859
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401322854

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On the Fiction list, Ace/Berkley’s move to publish Patricia Briggs’s fourth title in her urban fantasy series in hardcover pays off; Bone Crossed hits at #3 (for some reason, the NYT‘s dry annotation strikes me as hilarious; ” A shapeshifter who works as an auto mechanic in Washington State is menaced by a vampire.”). Library ordering is fairly light and reserves are  as high as 9 to one in some areas.

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Bone Crossed

Briggs, Patricia

  • Hardcover: $24.95; 309 pages
  • Publisher: Ace Hardcover (February 3, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0441016766
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441016761

Other titles new to the Fiction list are:

#5 True Colors, Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s, $25.95

#9 Very Valentine, Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $25.99

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In Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous, The Element by motivational speaker Ken Robinson (you guessed it, he has a “platform”) debuts at #7 (tied with #6, High Voltage Tattoo).

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Robinson, Ken

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

  • Hardcover: $25.95; 288 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult (January 8, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0670020478
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670020478
  • Audio CD: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Tantor Media;  (January 1, 2009)
  • 7 Audio CDs: $34.99,  9781400110605
  • 7 Audio CDs: $69.99, 9781400140602
  • 1 Mp3-CD: $24.99,   9781400160600
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On the Childrens Paperback list, Evermore, the first book in Alyson Noël’s paranormal series, “Immortals” debuts at #3.

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Evermore

Alyson Noël

  • Paperback: $9.95; 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (February 3, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 031253275X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312532758

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