Southern Indie Bestsellers List (Hardcovers) as of Feb. 21 2010

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Every now and then I check this list, just to see if I’m missing anything. Proudly, there are quite a number of debut or emerging authors on here. Some have either been featured on here or will be in upcoming months. Some have already been featured on Daily Debut (AE’s Facebook Page).

This list is only determined by sales made from the independent booksellers in the southern states. To find if you’re favorite southern indie bookseller reports to this list, click here


1. The Help
     Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
     Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307269980
3. The Postmistress
     Sarah Blake, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399156199
4. The Swan Thieves
     Elizabeth Kostova, Little Brown, $26.99, 9780316065788
5. The Man From Beijing
     Henning Mankell, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307271860
6. The Lacuna
    Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $26.99, 9780060852573
7. Half Broke Horses
    Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781416586289
8. Bloodroot
    Amy Greene, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307269867
9. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
     Beth Hoffman, Viking, $25.95, 9780670021390 

10. Worst Case
      James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316036221
11. South of Broad
       Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 9780385413053
12. Kisser
       Stuart Woods, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399156113
13. The Lost Symbol
       Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385504225
14. Roses
       Leila Meacham, Grand Central, $24.99, 9780446550000
15. Brava, Valentine
       Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $25.99, 9780061257070


1. Game Change
    John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper, $27.99, 9780061733635
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Rebecca Skloot, Crown, $26, 9781400052172
3. Staying True
    Jenny Sanford, Ballantine, $25, 9780345522399
4. The Politician
    Andrew Young, Thomas Dunne, $24.99, 9780312640651
5. Committed
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021659
6. On the Brink
    Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Business Plus, $28.99, 9780446561938
7. The Happiness Project
    Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper, $25.99, 9780061583254
8. Outliers
    Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316017923
9. Drive
    Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594488849
10. Stones Into Schools
      Greg Mortenson, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021154
11. Have a Little Faith
       Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $23.99, 9780786868728
12. Just Kids
       Patti Smith, Ecco, $27, 9780066211312
13. Making Toast
       Roger Rosenblatt, Ecco, $21.99, 9780061825934
14. I Am an Emotional Creature
       Eve Ensler, Villard, $20, 9781400061044
15. The Death of American Virtue
       Ken Gormley, Crown, $35, 9780307409447
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2 Responses to “Southern Indie Bestsellers List (Hardcovers) as of Feb. 21 2010”

  1. Traci

    No problem. I’m glad it helps. It’s important for writers now marketers to understand how or where these lists come from..


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