Bestseller Lists


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How often do you check out bestseller lists? Which ones?

There are some who sneer at best-selling books, but I’m of a different opinion.

Just because it sells doesn’t mean it isn’t good!

There are debates about the legitimacy of bestseller lists and how the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today arrive at their rankings. Some lists have more editorial oversight than others; some lists rely on sales figures as well as a sampling from their pre-selected booksellers. Some lists split digital and print, some don’t. The New York Times shows both.

Whatever your opinion of the tactics that create the lists, the lists are excellent places to find a great book to read. Or you might try recommendations from booksellers, such as the Indie Next List, which is curated by independent booksellers.

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