Watching book sales has been an endlessly fascinating piece of my journalistic life, and the recent analysis I published of 2012’s top-selling titles from USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list is no exception.
The top 10 (posted via a nifty datatables.js embedded table), reflects the year’s most prominent trend — two series from two authors accounted for seven of the top 10 slots and about 25% of the sales the list tracked.
The table also includes annual top 100 lists back to 2007.
One tidbit that didn’t get a lot of notice: constant favorite “To Kill a Mockingbird” passed 800 weeks on the USA TODAY list. From my view, the most welcome books news of the year.