After my last posting I found an article in Publishers Weekly that goes into great detail about the 2014 Bestsellers in the book world and the lists of those books that sold. Here’s the link:
Several conclusions were made by the writer of this article, What the Numbers Reveal About the 2014 Bestsellers, but there’s also insight into some trends that seem to continue from year to year.
So here are some highlights from the article referenced above:
- Movie Adaptations had a significant impact on book sales in 2014.
- Conglomerates rule but the number of conglomerates is shrinking as they merge and/or gobble each other up.
- Familiar authors with prominent platforms continue to dominate.
- More #1 titles in 2014 than in 2013 but only three titles lasted more than 10 weeks at the top.
The article has some great comparison charts based on the bestsellers by Corporation and then further ranked by hardcover, paperback, mass market and trade so this article is definitely worth a read.