|*Record high; the high for trade paperbacks (60 new titles) was set in 1993. |
All the numbers reflect first-time landings on the bestseller lists during a given year. For the first time, there were more hardcover fiction books than mass markets debuting on the lists. Shorter stays on the fiction list (about 64% of the 136 were on the charts for four weeks or less) underscore the pressure on publishers to maximize sales in the first week or two of publication.