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Wall Street Journal’s First Best-Seller List

31 October 2011

The Wall Street Journal has released its first best-seller list using data from Nielsen BookScan.

It includes a couple of indies on the fiction list.

Here’s the methodology Nielsen uses. You’ll note it apparently includes data from Amazon:

Nielsen BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from about 12,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 75% of the nation’s book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores (excluding Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club). E-book data providers include all major e-book retailers. Free e-books and those sold for less than 99 cents are excluded. The fiction and nonfiction lists in all formats include both adult and juvenile titles; the business list includes only adult titles. The combined lists track sales by title across all print and e-book formats; audio books are excluded.

Link to the rest at The Wall Street Journal (Link may expire after a few days)


One Comments to “Wall Street Journal’s First Best-Seller List”

  1. Good news. I wonder how many indies did in fact make the list. I’ll be looking it over. Thanks for the link, PG.

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