The national market has the NYT Best Seller list to acknowledge fiction titles that are selling like hotcakes. The LDS market has no equivalent. (The LDSBA used to do a Top Ten list, but they don’t anymore.)
While I can’t really reproduce an NYT type best selling list [because 1) publishers aren’t going to easily divulge that info to me, and 2) I don’t have time to collect it], with your help we can create a cumulative best-seller list.
Although copies sold is more often an indicator of marketing than quality, if a book sells over 10,000 copies, that’s saying something. While good books may be overlooked because they weren’t promoted effectively, a bad book can only get so far on hype.
With that in mind, we’d like to acknowledge top selling LDS fiction over on the LDS Fiction blog. For these purposes, LDS fiction is defined as books published for the LDS market by LDS publishers.
We have four categories we’d like to recognize:
Bronze—sold 10,000 copies* or more.
Silver—sold 25,000 copies* or more.
Gold—sold 50,000 copies* or more.
Platinum—sold 100,000 copies* or more.
If you are the publisher or the author of an LDS fiction title that has hit any of these sales levels and is still in print, please e-mail the following info: Title, Author, Publisher, Release Date.
*All combined printings and formats for the title, books and CD sales.