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Sunday, December 13, 2009

BN.Com Top 1000 Graphic Novels and Comics Bestsellers 12.13.2009

BN.com Top 1000 titles Graphic Novels and Comics
Sunday 13 December 2009


Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #4) by Jeff Kinney
ISBN-13: 9780810983915
Sales Rank:
22
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: 31
Pub. Date: December 2009
List price: $52.80
Online price: $34.32
Member price: $30.88


Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) by Jeff Kinney
ISBN-13: 9780810993136
Sales Rank: 78
Pub. Date: April 2007
List price: $12.95
Online price: $10.36
Member price: $9.32


ISBN-13: 9780810994737
Sales Rank: 113
Pub. Date: February 2008
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: 124
Pub. Date: January 2009
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: 138
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: 321
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: 718
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: 841
Pub. Date: November 2009
Online price: $7.95
Member price: $7.15


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



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