Reckoning with the Bestseller List


The paperback edition of Dead Reckoning, the 11th Sookie Stackhouse novel by Charlaine Harris, was released on March 28, and  quickly headed to the highest echelons of the NY Times paperback list, debuting at #4.  The list will be published in the Sunday NY Times Book Review on April 15.

Charlaine also cracked the Top 10 in the annual bestseller lists for 2011 that appeared in Publishers Weekly in the March 19, 2012 issue. The hardcover of Dead Reckoning made #9, with Penguin reporting sales of 500,000 copies to PW. The e-book was #25 on the 2011 bestseller list, with sales just over 250,000 copies, and Dead in the Family had e-book sales in 2011 of around 80,000 copies.

So 2011 was a great year for Charlaine Harris, we’re starting in on a great 2012 with another NY Times bestseller, and there’s more good stuff to come as the hardcover of Deadlocked, the 12th and penultimate Sookie Stackhouse novel, is destined for greatness when it goes on sale on May 1.