Top-selling 150 book titles ranked weekly based on sales analysis from U.S. booksellers
USA TODAY, part of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), today announced the return of its Best-selling Booklist featuring expanded content, the ability to filter by genre, updated tools to enable data collection as well as new partnerships that support independent booksellers across the country in USA TODAY Network markets.
“USA TODAY Best-selling Booklist is back, and we couldn’t be more thrilled because this content is important to our vast audience and uniquely supports the communities we serve,” said Kristin Roberts, Gannett Media Chief Content Officer. “Readers, authors, publishers, booksellers and those who cherish books can experience our data driven best-sellers list again.”
USA TODAY’s Best-selling Booklist, a leading force in the market since 1993, ranks the 150 top-selling book titles weekly based exclusively on sales analysis from U.S. booksellers including bookstore chains, independent bookstores, mass merchandisers and online retailers. Using technology to enhance the user experience and automation to increase data sources, the rankings are aggregated from sales data without editorial subjectivity, giving readers an accurate and inclusive list of what people are reading – from books for kids to romance, from memoirs to thrillers.
“We are the best reflection of what the nation is reading because we are the people’s books list,” said Laura Trujillo, Managing Editor of USA TODAY Life and Entertainment. “USA TODAY Best-selling Booklist doesn’t editorialize or discriminate by genre – we are driven by the data.”
USA TODAY has partnered with the American Booksellers Association (ABA), a national not-for-profit trade organization that supports the success of independent bookstores as well as Bookshop.org and The Novel Neighbor to better connect readers with local businesses in their communities.
“ABA is excited about this partnership with USA TODAY and the opportunity to spread the word about the value of independent bookstores to communities and to readers,” said Allison K Hill, CEO of ABA. “USA TODAY’s championing of books and independent bookstores is thrilling and this new initiative validates our assertion that The Future is Indie.”
“We’re thrilled that USA TODAY supports small businesses and will be spotlighting local, independent bookstores in the exciting relaunch of their essential best-seller list,” said Andy Hunter, Founder and CEO, Bookshop.org. “We share a passionate belief in the value of books, authors, readers, and bookshops – the community hubs that foster a vibrant culture of reading all over the United States.”
“Independent bookstores are special because they aren’t just places where people come to find their next favorite book; they are places where people come to find and build community,” said Holland Saltsman, Owner of The Novel Neighbor. “USA TODAY has always helped tell the story of what’s happening all across the country. Now, we’re writing the next chapter together, amplifying the role that independent bookstores play within their communities and building stronger connections between all of us, wherever we live.”
The USA TODAY Best-selling Booklist publishes every Wednesday at 6 a.m. (ET) and the rankings reflect sales from the previous Monday through Sunday. Readers can expect special bonus content including an “Independent Bookstore of the Week” and exclusive author interviews as well as book content from The Novel Neighbor and “Dear Abby” mystery box articles. Learn more by reading our FAQs here.