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25 Jul

Book Sense 76 Featured in USA Today Doubleheader

For the second consecutive day, USA Today featured the Book Sense 76 picks of independent booksellers. On page four of the Thursday, July 25, Life section, an article by Bob Minzesheimer highlighted the top ten Reading Group 76 under the headline "Independents Pick Top 10."

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25 Jul

The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Sports

Based on the last four weeks of sales from over 300 independent bookstores across America.

Thanks to all the stores that report, the new expanded electronic reporting options, and the software our team here has built to sort and slice a ton of data according to BISAC categories, this is the fifth of many subject category lists to run in BTW each week. These lists are intended as inventory checking tools for booksellers, alerts to publishers as to what's selling, and lists that the media can run.

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25 Jul

The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Travel Writing -- Part 2

Based on eight weeks of sales from over 300 independent bookstores across America.

Travel Writing Bestsellers
#26 - #50 Travel Writing Bestsellers for the Last Eight Weeks

(All are paperback unless otherwise noted; an asterisk (*) indicates a 76 Pick.)

Click here to view #1 - #25.

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24 Jul

Summer Teen 76 Featured in USA Today

On Wednesday, July 24, USA Today featured a "Snapshot" of the Book Sense 76 Teen Summer Reads on the first page of the newspaper’s Life section. Under the headline "Independent booksellers pick top teen books," the spot listed the top five Summer Teen picks:

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18 Jul

The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Travel Writing, Part 1

Based on the last eight weeks of sales from over 300 independent bookstores across America.

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18 Jul

Announcing: The Book Sense 'Reading Group' 76 - The Top Ten

The votes have been tallied, and here are independent booksellers' picks of the best books for reading groups.

These are deemed to be the books that have been, and continue to be, the most popular choices of groups, as booksellers recommend them for their quality, subject matter, and discussion value.

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15 Jul

Speaking of Audio: Teens Read, But Can They Also Listen?

By Robin F.Whitten

Teens seem to regard summertime reading in two ways -- as the opportunity to read for pleasure and to choose books freely or as the burden of a required "summer reading list" (which comes complete with nagging parents). Audiobooks can offer solutions for both camps, as well as the family traveling with teenagers on long car trips.

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11 Jul

Once Again, Good Morning America's Reading Club Pick Is a Book Sense 76 Title

Book Sense 76 picks continue to be the books of choice for network morning shows' book clubs. On Thursday, July 11, ABC News' Good Morning America aired the second installment of its monthly "Read This!" segment, in which one book club recommends a book of its choice to another book club and GMA viewers.

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11 Jul

The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Humor

Based on the last four weeks of sales from over 300 independent bookstores across America.

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11 Jul

Best Books Not to Make the July/August 76

Again, some gems with passionate recommendations that I thought some of you would like to consider for stock.

Carl
carl@booksense.com

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03 Jul

Wanting to Be Paperback Writers … and Publishers

Paperback originals -- they are prominent on the Book Sense Bestseller and 76 lists, on the pages of distinguished book reviews, most certainly in shoppers’ hands, and in the beach bags and suitcases of those planning their summer reading. Have they always been there, or are we seeing a burgeoning new sales and marketing idea? Some of the major publishers of these paperback originals discussed with BTW what types of authors are appropriate for this format and why.

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02 Jul

Mosley's Bad Boy Brawly Brown Latest USA Today Book Club Selection

The USA Today book club has chosen Walter Mosley’s Bad Boy Brawly Brown as its latest selection. The newspaper announced its third choice -- and the first cloth title -- in its July 2 edition.

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27 Jun

Announcing: The First Book Sense Category Bestseller List: Cookbooks

Based on the last four weeks of sales from over 300 independent bookstores across America.

Next week: Business Books

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