Book Sense Announces New Bestseller Lists For Subject Categories

The First Ones: Cooking, Business, Humor and Travel Writing
In addition to the weekly Book Sense Bestseller List, now carried in 45 newspapers and magazines, Book Sense will be compiling subject bestseller lists. The first four have just been released: Cooking, Business & Technology, Humor, and Travel Writing. Based on the previous month's sales as reported from over 300 independent bookstores across America, a new category will be featured each week.

"The independent bookstores, via Book Sense, are the first to provide the public and the media with timely bestseller lists in specific subject categories. These lists represent the books that people are actually buying across the country at this moment in these areas of interest," explains Carl Lennertz, Senior Marketing Consultant to ABA, "They provide a fascinating snapshot of trends, as well as serving the practical purpose of being a great shopping and gift-buying resource."

Book Sense Cookbook Bestseller List: From classics to seasonal barbeque titles, this new list is headed up by The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit by Andrew Weil and Rosie Daly (Knopf) and Beer-Can Chicken: And 74 Other Offbeat Recipes for the Grill by Steven Raicklen (Workman).

Book Sense Business, Economics and Personal Finance Bestseller List: The incredibly popular Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson (Putnam) topped the list, followed by Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter (Warner).

Book Sense Humor Bestseller List: On the lighter side, Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (Back Bay) and The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven (Chronicle) were at the top of this list.

Book Sense Travel Writing Bestseller List: This list begins with Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon at Number 1 (Random House). Coming in at Number 2 was French Lessons by Peter Mayle (Vintage).