USA TODAY'S Best-Selling Books List Continues to Add Digital Sales Information

Feb 11, 2010, 13:49 ET from USA TODAY

List Now Includes Barnes & Noble nook And Sony Reader Store Sales in Rankings

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books List now includes sales figures from the Barnes & Noble nook and Sony's Reader™ Store in overall sales rankings. This is in addition to Kindle sales which were added in July 2009. USA TODAY is the first major book list to include this variety of digital book sales. The list runs in Thursday's edition of USA TODAY and online at  

Rankings for USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books List are based on retail sales data collected each week that include more than 2.5 million volumes from about 7,000 physical retail outlets in addition to books sold online. USA TODAY's list ranks titles regardless of genre or format, providing one of the best assessments of which books are most popular among readers and consumers each week. USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list has been published each Thursday in the newspaper's Life section since October 28, 1993.

Sales information provided by Barnes & Noble will now include nook eBook Reader and the Barnes & Noble eBookstore, the world's largest eBookstore which offers more than a million eBooks, magazines and newspapers, in addition to its retail stores and online business at Barnes &

Since the inception of Sony's Reader Store in September 2006, it has included a wide offering of new releases, bestselling eBook titles and newspapers. Today, the store features access to more than one million titles and links to borrow eBooks from local libraries nationwide. The store has sold many millions of titles to Reader owners and beyond.

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