TOP 500 Audio Book Bestsellers List - Audio Books on CD & Tape
Global top 20 book bestsellers (fiction) 2008*
* Ranked by chart positions on the monthly bestseller lists.
Our business book bestsellers for the month of January, 2016.
According to ALA’s , 2012 was yet another tumultuous year for libraries in their quest to achieve fairness in e-book lending. ALA President Maureen Sullivan published an in September, requesting change, after Penguin (one of the “Big Six” publishers) denied libraries access to its titles, and others drastically increased their prices. To provide more information about this issue, has a series of monthly e-book price comparison reports. shows that libraries still have a long way to go in this quest, as they are paying up to 550% more for e-book bestsellers than consumers.
Methodology: We calculated each title’s points score based on its position on the respective e-book retailer’s top sellers list, that retailer’s market share, and the average sales ratio between each title in the print book hardcover fiction lists for the past 20 weeks (based on Nielsen BookScan data). Market share was tricky to calculate, especially when, in more than half the cases, Apple wasn’t selling the book, thereby skewing the relative importance of the other retailers for those titles. We have factored this into our calculations to create the first (Pace NYT) e-book bestseller list.