Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

I've been publishing my kids' ebook bestseller lists for eight weeks, and the New Year provides a great time to look back over them. Instead of a "Year in Review" report, I can only provide an "Eight Weeks in Review" report, but it's still fun to see what books and authors stood out in the ebook format.

The Top Author Award goes to Stephenie Myer. She has shown up on my lists 97 times with five different books: Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, New Moon, Twilight and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.  #2 was Suzanne Collins at 91 times, followed by Rick Riordan at 55 times.

The Top Book Award goes to Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Myer.  Her book showed up in the #1 spot twelve times in the last eight weeks. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins took #1 ten times, followed by Mockingjay, also by Suzanne Collins, which was #1 eight times.

And finally, the Most Books Award goes to Rick Riordan, with a whopping seven titles showing up on my bestseller lists.  They are The Lightening Thief, The Last Olympian, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Red Pyramid, The Sea of Monsters, The Lost Hero and The Titan's Curse.

So what's ahead for the Kids' Ebook Bestseller blog in 2011?  I will be reassessing the ebook stores I include in the list, dropping one or two and adding others, especially with the launch of Google's ebook store.  I also plan to contact some of the authors on my lists and include some interesting interviews about the ebook movement and how authors are feeling about it.  And as always, I'll be following the news to give you the latest on this trend and how it's affecting the children's fiction genre.

Thanks for following along! 2011 is sure to be an exciting year as more and more children's books are published as e-books!