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Amazon just announced that Kindle sales have topped print sales — quite the milestone.With Memorial Day right around the corner and beach season starting soon, it’s time for you to pick up your own bestseller.
We’ve identified the top-selling titles on Amazon right now, including combined sales for Kindle and print. Unlike the NYT Bestseller List, we haven’t eliminated children’s books and diet books, so you’ll see what America really wants to read.
Author: Dr. Michael Rafael Moreno
Published: March 15, 2011
Kindle edition: $11.99
'Look, the book works - anyone who says it's a scam hasn't even bought the book, let alone tried to follow the instructions in it. Probably looking for an excuse to keep drinking 44oz sodas, and eat fast food every day. Tell yourself it's a scam so you don't feel so bad about not dieting. Maybe they are trying to sell their own diet plan and jealous this one is getting so much attention- either way, if you are serious about losing weight, and keeping it down with a long term strategy, starting right now, this book is for you.' -- Chevypower
Author: Rick Riordan
Published: May 3, 2011
Kindle edition: $9.29
'There is something appealing about all of the books I have read by Rick Riordan. Whether you are a child or an adult, he always manages to communicate with all audiences. He develops his characters, and makes you care for them.
'I confess I do not enjoy the Egyptian mythology series, The Kane Chronicles, AS MUCH as the Greek mythology series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, or the other new Greco-Roman mythology series, The Heroes of Olympus. However, I do enjoy all of these, and I think they are excellent for all ages. He is enriching our interest in ancient mythologies, and making us look at all mythologies in a humorous way.' -- D. Wolf
Author: James Andrew Miller
Published: May 24, 2011
Kindle edition: $14.99
This book is selling in pre-release only and its contents are being closely guarded. Read Business Insider sports editor, Dashiell Bennett's piece on the story about the story.
Publisher Review: ESPN began as an outrageous gamble with a lineup that included Australian Rules Football, rodeo, and a rinky-dinky clip show called Sports centre. Today the empire stretches far beyond television into radio, magazines, mobile phones,the internet, video games and more, while ESPN's personalities have become global superstars to rival the sports icons they cover.
Chris Berman, Robin Roberts, Keith Olbermann, Hannah Storm, Bill Simmons, Tony Kornheiser, Stuart Scott, Erin Andrews, Mike Ditka, Bob Knight, and scores of others speak openly about the games, shows, scandals, gambling addictions, bitter rivalries, and sudden suspensions that make up the network's soaring and stormy history.
Author: Erik Larson
Published: May 10, 2011
Kindle edition: $12.99
'This is the first book I've read by this author, but it won't be the last. It was a tiny glimpse into multiple areas of pre-war America and Berlin. I confess to knowing little about the US diplomatic service at that time; this book gave me a good introduction to that, and to the eerie normalcy of Berlin leading up to the eventual acceptance of the tyrannical regime of Adolf Hitler.' -- Duane Robinson
Author: Tina Fey
Published: April 5, 2011
Kindle edition: $12.99
'I read this book in its entirety in under 24 hours (AND I still managed to stick in sleep, work, and 3 squares). This book is perfect for anyone who loves Tina Fey's sarcastic wit. It's an insanely fast read and it literally made me laugh out loud in spots. Granted, if you're not a Fey fan, you probably won't like the bulk of this book. It's no shock-and-awe campaign either; you won't find any secrets here. In essence, this book is exactly what I thought (and hoped) it would be: 280 pages of Feytastic wordage.' -- Cornflake Girl, Andrea
Author: Jon Ronson
Published: May 12, 2011
Kindle edition: $12.99
'Saw Mr. Ronson's interview on the Daily Show and immediately purchased the Kindle edition. I began reading, then looked at the clock and discovered it was 04:15 (I finished reading it later today). An entertaining, informative book which presents questions about mental illness in a balanced, but questioning, manner. A great way to spend several hours.' -- Dasriprock
Author: George R.R. Martin
Published: March 22, 2011
Kindle edition: $35.99
'If you like this genre as I do, you will thoroughly enjoy it. G.R.R. Martin wrote each character, scene, place, setting with great detail and displayed his mastery with the language of that time. The story is full of intrigue and conflict. The heros fight against evil from several fronts, against evil doers in the south and north, then also there is the great terrible winter. The tale moves fast and is easy to read. And as far as its worthiness to read with the HBO series under way, I think it's better in the sense of how a book is nearly always better than the movie, which is saying a lot, since the HBO production is so well done.' -- JoJo Lagarto Writer
Author: Todd Burpo
Published: November 2, 2010
Kindle edition: $6.13
I found out about a pretty neat program not too long ago. I could get free books if I'd agree to write a review. As a lover of books, with over 1,000 of them in my library, I jumped at the chance.
'The first book I received was titled 'Heaven is for Real' by Todd Burpo. Needless to say, as a pastor I was sceptical! I thought, Oh no, not another I've been to heaven book! Beginning with 90 minutes in Heaven, the market has been flooded by books of peoples accounts of their journey to Heaven, Hell, and the Laundromat! I assumed this book would be little different and I thought I'd wind up relegating this book to the 'not worth my time' pile. I was wrong.' -- The Heavy Revy
Author: Annie Jacobsen
Published: May 17, 2011
Kindle edition: $14.99
'What's most provocative is that much of what Jacobsen (an investigative journalist) learned through the people that worked at Groom Lake was still classified by the federal government ...
What you won't get in this book is a fairy tale about how aliens crashed at this area and that's why the government made a nice little base here. What you will get in this book is stories of its development as a top training ground for Cold War CIA operatives and an unconscionable test site for nuclear 'dirty bombs' and of course 'what should never have happened at all,' as Jacobsen put it.' -- B Larking
Author: Adam Mansbach
Published: June 14, 2011 (Hardcover)
Kindle edition: $7.77
'Funny, funny book. I have a 10 year old and 3 year old and it's great...Obviously you don't read it to children...If you do and don't change words then well you need help. I got it emailed to me in a pdf form and its just great.' -- Rebecka
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