Friday, July 15, 2005

Amazon.com's Top Sellers

For their 10th Anniversary, Amazon.com has, among other things, listed their top sellers in books (charted by author), DVDs, and music. While they don't say it, I'm guessing this is by volume of purchases, not money made. Here are the lists:




























AUTHORS
DVDs
MUSICIANS

1. J.K. Rowling
Fellowship of the Ring
The Beatles

2. Spencer Johnson
The Two Towers
U2

3. Nora Roberts
Return of the King
Norah Jones

4. Dan Brown
Star Wars Trilogy
Diana Krall

5. Dr. Seuss
The Matrix
Eva Cassidy

6. John Grisham
Finding Nemo
Frank Sinatra

7. Stephen King
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Santana

8. J.R.R. Tolkien
Pirates of the Caribbean
Enya

9. Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Gladiator
Bob Dylan

10. Jim Collins
Shrek
Rolling Stones

11. Phil McGraw
The Phantom Menace
Dave Matthews Band

12. Robert Atkins
Adventures of Indiana Jones
Bruce Springsteen

13. C.S. Lewis
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Sarah McLachlan

14. Mitch Albom
Saving Private Ryan
Dixie Chicks

15. Ken Blanchard
Sex and the City: First Season
Josh Groban

16. James Patterson
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Elton John

17. Stephen R. Covey
Monsters, Inc.
Rod Stewart

18. Mary Pope Osborne
Attack of the Clones
Pink Floyd

19. Marcus Buckingham
Band of Brothers
Jimmy Buffet

20. Lemony Snicket
Godfather DVD Collection
Celine Dion

21. John C. Maxwell
Shrek 2
Sting

22. Janet Evanovich
Seinffeld: Seasons 1&2
Johnny Cash

23. Robert T. Kiyosaki
Braveheart
Ray Charles

24. Arthur Agatston
The Simsons: First Season
Van Morrison

25. Tom Clancy
Spider-Man
Elvis Presley

Of Note:
Best Picture winners appeared on the DVD list 5 times (Return of the King, Gladiator, Godfather I & II, and Braveheart)
TV shows appeared on the DVD list 4 times (Sex and the City, Band of Brothers, Seinfeld, and the Simpsons)
2 authors on the authors list, J.K. Rowling, and J.R.R. Tolkien, wrote books which were adapted into movies on the DVD list.
Dead authors appeared on the author list (at least) 5 times (Dr. Seuss, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Atkins, and C.S. Lewis).
One fictional author appears on the author list (Lemony Snicket)
Dead musicians/disbanded groups appear (at least) 5 times on the musicians list (The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, and Elvis Presley)
Both Ray Charles and Enya have music in movies feature on the DVD list.

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