THE ART OF FIELDING is Amazon Editor’s Best Book of 2011

In the Best Books sweepstakes, Amazon is next up after Publishers Weekly, with their list of editors selection of the Top 100 for 2011.

At number one is one of the most celebrated of the fall debuts, The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach, (Little, Brown, 9/7, Hachette Large Print, 9780316204729).

Amazon presents separate lists this year, for print and one for Kindle titles. The differences in the Top 100 are slight, however and a result of a few heavily illustrated print titles, like Alexander McQueen: A Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art) not being available for the Kindle.

Amazon has an active publishing program. Did their books receive special attention? Only one of the Top 100 titles is published by an Amazon imprint. Carry Yourself Back to Me, by Deborah Reed was released in September from AmazonEncore (which was founded in May, 2009) and is at #56 on both the print and Kindle lists.

Amazon publishing does get special attention in a separate list for the Best Kindle Singles, shorter works published by Amazon and only available in Kindle editions.

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