USA Today put out a list of the topselling books (according to its calculations) for the last fifteen years. Guess who has seven out of the top ten? The article that goes along with the list had two points that stood out for me:
Oprah Winfrey, whose book club has made 62 selections since 1996, influenced but did not dominate the list. Five of her picks are in the top 150, including Eckhart Tolle’s self-help guide, A New Earth, at No. 31.
What’s not on the list:
Romance: Nora Roberts has a nearly permanent spot on the weekly list. But because she and other romance writers publish so often, it’s harder for any one title to stand out over a longer period.