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This article was published on May 18, 2017

Amazon’s new Charts track the most read books each week

Amazon’s new Charts track the most read books each week
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Amazon has introduced Charts, a weekly bestseller list which tracks which 20 books have been sold — and read — the most.

Each list is divided between fiction and nonfiction books. Each book has a description, links to the store page and reviews, and a free sample.

David Naggar, vice president of Amazon said in a statement:

Many well-known bestseller lists today add, remove, or re-rank books based on editorial considerations and customers have asked for a bestseller list that is based on reading engagement and sales data, rather than an opinion-based list of what books they should be paying attention to. We’re excited to give book lovers Amazon Charts to help them discover their next great read.

The information on sales is collected from Amazon, Audible, and Amazon Books and covers print and digital media. The Most Read list, meanwhile, ranks titles based on how many Kindle readers and Audible listeners a title has per day.