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For a book to be a New York Times Best Seller, it must be the most sold book in the United States of its genre within a certain week. The list of New York Times Best Sellers is published weekly in the Sunday edition of t... More »

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The New York Times selects its best sellers through a ranking system that considers sales from a sample of independent and chain book stores and wholesalers. The exact metrics that the Times uses are a trade secret so th... More »

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Every Sunday, The New York Times Book Review is issued and includes an updated, nonfiction best seller list, viewable online or in the printed newspaper. The most current best seller lists are available on the New York T... More »

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