The Wall Street Journal is running bestseller lists from Nielsen BookScan, starting today. Nielsen is providing three weekly charts, for hardcover fiction, hardcover nonfiction, and business. The charts will appear in the print newspaper and on WSJ.com every Friday. The paper previously developed its own bestseller lists, which are being replaced by the Nielsen lists.
In addition to the fiction, nonfiction, and business lists, Nielsen will create customized charts for WSJ.com around genres such as travel and cooking, or topical interests such as presidential memoirs.
Nielsen BookScan senior v-p and general manager Jim King said the alliance will “allow the Journal to bring a greater variety of book charts to their readers, while also providing publishers with a higher level of visibility for their authors.”