Bestseller Reporting Extended for the Holidays

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Although Bookselling This Week will be on hiatus next week, Book Sense will be producing a weekly Bestseller List, reflecting sales during the all-important week leading up to Christmas. To enable the maximum number of booksellers to submit their sales data, bestseller reporting hours will be extended to 3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 26, for Nielsen BookScan users reporting directly from their POS system and till 3:00 a.m. on Thursday for all other reporting methods via the ABA reporting site. The Book Sense Bestseller Lists will then be e-mailed to booksellers on Thursday, December 27, and will be posted to by the end of the day on Friday, December 28.

There will be an edition of BTW on Thursday, January 3, and, as usual, it will feature the weekly Book Sense Bestseller List. Bestseller reporting hours for the week will be extended to 3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 2, for BookScan reporters and till 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday for all other reporting methods. The lists will be posted to BookWeb by the end of the day on Friday, January 4.

Questions about Book Sense Bestseller reporting should be addressed to ABA's Chief Marketing Officer Meg Smith at or (800) 637-0037, ext. 6641.