Since 1931 The New York Times Best Seller list has been widely considered the preeminent list of best selling books in the United States. Compiled by editors, the catalog is based on reports obtained from independent as well as larger chain bookstores and wholesalers from all across the country. Each lists includes between 15 to 20 titles divided among fiction and non-fiction titles, hardback and paperback editions, and most recently print as well as e-book publications.
Publishers Weekly offers feature articles and news reports on all aspects of the book business to publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors and the media. Using data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, Neilsen BookScan compiles the industry defining PW Best Seller list.