April 22, 2008

News & Opinion: PW 2007 Bestsellers

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Publishers Weekly released its bestseller list late last month. A Thousand Splendid Suns topped the fiction category, while The Secret took the top nonfiction spot. But, those books get enough love, so we thought we would list the business titles that show up on the list (they list all books that sold over 100,000 copies in calender year 2007). I will briefly note, however, that The Secret sold more than twice as many copies as A Thousand Splendid Suns. The first business book on the list, The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, shows up at number 35. Listed below are all the business titles sold more than 100,000 copies in 2007. I'd like to mention one other book from the list for all you fiction lovers out there as well. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao comes highly recommended from Mr. Jason Kennedy, the book-buyer at our sister company, and a man who knows his fiction. It's good to see a book by a debut novelist make the list, which it barely did at 101,164 copies sold.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.