Thursday Tip, Sleeper Alerts, and a Web Site Rec??

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By Carl Lennertz

Tip of the Week:
Like the Car Guys and their Puzzler, Tip Guy is taking the week off, devoting himself only to sales stuff.

Sales news from data gathered this week from 350 indies, and some regional highlights, too:
Look at what news-making book hits SEBA's list!

  • #12 Approaching the Qu'Ran: The Early Revelations, Michael Anthony Sells, Michael Sells (Trans.), White Cloud Press, $21.95, 1883991269

A favorite book of mine, now out in paper, hitting the Midwest list:

  • #10 Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Terry Ryan, Touchstone, $13, 0743211235

Alert! 1993 kid's book on the rise again!?!

  • #22 The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper, Nancy M. Leak (Illus.), Ruth E. Harper (Illus.), Child Welfare League of America, $16.95, 0878685855 -- a bookseller favorite, too!

Hardcover fiction: 76 picks just out, to watch:

  • #40 The Heaven of Mercury, Brad Watson, Norton, $23.95, 0393047571
  • #48 The Fruit of Stone, Mark Spragg, Riverhead, $24.95, 1573222232

Hardcover nonfiction to watch:

  • #27 Land's End: A Walk Through Provincetown, Michael Cunningham, Crown, $16, 0609609076
  • #41 Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Bill Bryson, Broadway, $19.95, 0767910427

Trade paper fiction to watch:

  • #32 The Frog King, Adam Davies, Riverhead, $13, 1573229385

Trade paper nonfiction on the rise:

  • #44 Borrowed Finery: A Memoir, Paula Fox, Owl Books, $12, 0805071849

Today's a BIG WEEK -- Peace Like a River is officially out in paper! Hope you all saw the amazing promo kit Grove did, with Book Sense logos everywhere!!

Check out this weird and wonderful Web site featuring a hand-drawn human clock … sort of:

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