's Best-Selling Books of 2011

Steve-jobs-coverThis morning, we announced this year's top 10 best-selling books at across formats, along with the top 100 best sellers in Kindle and print books. In keeping with the conventions of our editorially selected Best Books of 2011 lists, we included only books published in 2011 as first editions and considered only paid units. After a year of reading and recommending our favorites, it's fascinating to see what really resonated with Amazon's customers. We're especially impressed that a book released in late October topped the overall top 10 list, while Kindle Direct Publishing authors took the top two spots on the Kindle books list.

Our Top 10 Best-Selling Books of 2011:

  1. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  2. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  3. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
  4. The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan
  5. In the Garden of the Beasts by Erik Larsen
  6. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  7. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  8. The Litigators by John Grisham
  9. The Abbey by Chris Culver
  10. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

See more about's best-selling books of 2011 here.


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Hi Jon,

Many of the best-selling ebooks are available in print versions, but you can read Kindle-only books even if you don't have a Kindle by downloading a free app here:

Thanks for reading,

Posted by: Mari Malcolm | Friday December 16, 2011 at 11:19 AM

I thought it was pretty amazing that 60% of the best-selling ebooks of the year didn't even appear on the list of the top 100 print books of the year. (And vice versa!)

It's like Kindle owners get access to their own special universe of books!

Posted by: Jon Cog | Wednesday December 14, 2011 at 8:43 PM

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