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Friday, December 11, 2009

BN.Com Top 1000 Graphic Novels and Comics Bestsellers 12.11.2009

BN.com Top 1000 titles Graphic Novels and Comics
Friday 11 December 2009


Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #4) by Jeff Kinney
* ISBN-13: 9780810983915
* Sales Rank: 11
* Pub. Date: October 2009
List price: $13.95
Online price: $8.37
Member price: $7.53


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Four Book Set by Jeff Kinney
* ISBN-13: 9781615579181
* Sales Rank: 34
* Pub. Date: December 2009
List price: $52.80
Online price: $34.32
Member price: $30.88


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney
* ISBN-13: 9780810979772
* Sales Rank: 39
* Pub. Date: October 2008
List price: $10.95
Online price: $8.76
Member price: $7.88


Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) by Jeff Kinney
* ISBN-13: 9780810993136
* Sales Rank: 69
* Pub. Date: April 2007
List price: $12.95
Online price: $10.36
Member price: $9.32


The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #3) by Jeff Kinney
* ISBN-13: 9780810970687
* Sales Rank: 84
* Pub. Date: January 2009
List price: $12.95
Online price: $10.36
Member price: $9.32


Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) by Jeff Kinney
* ISBN-13: 9780810994737
* Sales Rank: 109
* Pub. Date: February 2008
List price: $12.95
Online price: $10.36
Member price: $9.32


The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb by R. Crumb
* ISBN-13: 9780393061024
* Sales Rank: 187
* Pub. Date: October 2009
List price: $24.95
Online price: $16.21
Member price: $14.58


Celebrating Peanuts : 60 Years by Charles Schulz
* ISBN-13: 9780740785481
* Sales Rank: 210
* Pub. Date: October 2009
List price: $75.00
Online price: $45.00
Member price: $40.50


Marvel Encyclopedia 2009 by DK Publishing
* ISBN-13: 9780756655303
* Sales Rank: 240
* Pub. Date: October 2009
List price: $40.00
Online price: $26.00
Member price: $23.40


Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid (Tales from the Crypt Series #8) by David Gerrold, Stefan Petrucha, Rob Vollmar, Jim Salicrup, John L. Lansdale
* ISBN-13: 9781597071635
* Sales Rank: 314
* Pub. Date: November 2009
Online price: $7.95
Member price: $7.15


Pokemon : Ultimate Handbook by Cris Silvestri
* ISBN-13: 9780545078863
* Sales Rank: 930
* Pub. Date: October 2008
Online price: $9.99
Member price: $8.99


The Fine Print:
While I am an employee of Barnes & Noble, Inc., the data presented below is general information from the public website. I have not researched any proprietary sales data, nor do I speak in any official capacity for Barnes & Noble. You can do the same thing I am doing, using the bookmarks listed below. (The easiest way: enter “graphic novels” in the search bar at BN.com. On the left side, you will see a frame titled "Browse Graphic Novels". Click on “bestsellers”. The website sorting differs from the sales ranking (probably due to differing algorithms), so scroll through the listing of ten titles. Unlike other searching, where a user can show 100 titles at a time, this screen can only showcase ten. Click on “next” to continue your research.)

I have no knowledge on how sales rankings are calculated. I hypothesize that since the site refreshes periodically throughout the day, that a rolling calculation of sales is performed, where recent sales are weighted more heavily than older sales. Also, sales are in relation to other titles, not a set number of copies sold. The sales rank is sequential. Just as two football teams can be undefeated in a football poll and one may be rated higher than the other, so too are the titles here listed sequentially in relation to everything else. Of course, analysis can only be compared to the titles NOW. Retail sales were difficult last year, and with the media dubbing “Black Friday” as “Grey Friday” this year because of reduced consumer spending, this year will be just as challenging.

I will survey the BN.com website weekly (and daily if possible) and at approximately the same time.
Here are the bookmarks I use to survey results:

http://browse.barnesandnoble.com/browse/nav.asp?env=web&endecaid=&visgrp=fiction&bncatid=1133349&cds2Pid=16864&linkid=1511365

http://browse.barnesandnoble.com/browse/nav.asp?bncatid=1133350&visgrp=fiction&isendeca=y&Ns=SALESRANK_SORT&sid=65213F09810C&act=M9

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?SZE=100&WRD=comics&SRT=S

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?SZE=100&WRD=comic+strip&SRT=S

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?SZE=100&WRD=comic+books&SRT=S

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