New York Times Bestsellers (April 12th)

We have new additions in hardcover this week:

Matthew Stover's Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith makes an expected strong debut, holding the number 2 position the first week its release.

Raymond E. Feist's Exile's Return, last volume of the Conclave of Shadows trilogy, debuts at number 22, making this novel a runner-up and not a NYT bestseller.

Orson Scott Card's Shadow of the Giant hangs on at number 28, dropping 9 spots from last week. It has remained on the list for 5 weeks.

James Luceno's Star Wars: Labyrinth of Evil also hangs in there, dropping 5 spots from last week to end up at number 29. This one has remained on the list for 10 weeks.

In paperback:

Rinzler's The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith debuts at number 11.

2 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to correct you, but if a novel places on the NYT extended list, it IS a NY Times bestseller. And the publishers of that book may use the term "NY Times bestseller" to promote the book and all subsequent editions.

Patrick said...

Hmmm, are you certain? I ask because every time I've seen a book place as a runner-up on the NYT list, I have never subsequently seen the term "New York Times Bestseller" applied to it afterwards. Other than if the author has already placed a book in the top 15 in the past. And even then, they use the term "New York Times Bestselling Author." A good example that comes to mind would be Tad Williams with the OTHERLAND books.

Perhaps it is at the publisher's discretion?

I couldn't really say. . .