It’s almost beach season, one of the best times to read, and Amazon is making choosing a new book a little easier. Amazon officially launched Amazon Charts today, a reimagined weekly bestseller list that shares which books are being read the most and which books have sold the most across all formats each week.
According to the company’s announcements, the Top 20 Most Read is the first ever bestseller list to measure the books millions of Amazon.com customers are really reading and listening to by looking at the average number of daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners. The Top 20 Most Sold list ranks the most books sold, pre-ordered or borrowed each week from Amazon.com, Audible.com and Amazon Books.
Amazon Charts include data across all reading formats – whether books are bought or borrowed, listened to or read – to accurately reflect how readers are really reading and buying books today. To see which books made the inaugural Top 20 Most Read and Top 20 Most Sold fiction and nonfiction Amazon Charts, visit: amazon.com/charts
“When friends make a book recommendation, they recommend books they are really reading and loving,” said David Naggar, vice president, Amazon. “Many well-known bestseller lists today add, remove, or re-rank books based on editorial considerations and customers have asked for a bestseller list that is based on reading engagement and sales data, rather than an opinion-based list of what books they should be paying attention to. We’re excited to give book lovers Amazon Charts to help them discover their next great read.”
Customers can now also stay up to date on what the latest trending books are with Amazon Charts on Alexa. Whether you are heading out the door to start your commute or have your hands full while packing for an upcoming flight, Alexa makes it easy to stay informed and find your next book. Just say, “Alexa, what are the most popular books this week?” to learn about books on this week’s Amazon Charts.