Amazon’s mighty PR machine has released their list of best sellers in 2013. It’s only a fraction early and I suspect represents the whole 12 months.
Last year the list was dominated by Fifty Shades of Grey and the halo of romance books that found themselves in the whirlwind of attention. This year it’s mainly mystery and thriller. No publisher gets to say they’re dominant.
- Inferno by Dan Brown
- And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
- The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
- Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
- The Hit by David Baldacci
- Sycamore Row by John Grisham
- Entwined with You by Sylvia Day
- Never Go Back by Lee Child
- The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
What about the publishers? Here’s the tally;
- Transword Digital x2
- Bloomsbury Publishing
- Little Brown Book Group
- Amy Einhorn Books
- Virgin Digital
- Hodder & Stoughton x2
- Berkley Trade
So it’s Transword Digital who comes out top. Not only are they in twice but they published Dan Brown’s Inferno. A shout out to Hodder & Stoughton for being the only other publisher to make it in twice.
Publisher, of course, can be subjective. For this list, I got “Publisher” by hitting up Amazon.com, searching for the book, taking the first listing (which was often a Kindle) and using that publisher.
They’ve a similar one for Young Adult; suggesting a significant category for Amazon
- Allegiant by Veronica Roth
- The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
- Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans by Rush Limbaugh
- Never Too Far by Abbi Glines
- Out of Breath by Rebecca Donovan
- Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
- Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines
- Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines
- The Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan