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Bestsellers of 1999--Paperback: The Usual Suspects Prevail
Compiled by Dermot McEvoy with introduction by Daisy Maryles -- 4/10/00
Fiction grows stronger in trade, and familiar names dominate all lists

Trade paper's fiction
and nonfiction
top sellers.
While the 1999 annual paperback bestseller list bears much resemblance to the 1998 list--similar subject categories, author names and some repeat titles--a few new trends are noteworthy. For the first time, there are more fiction titles among the million-plus trade paperback grouping--six, compared to only one the year before. And while Oprah has had an impact on the sales growth of trade fiction--three of the million-copy performers were her book club picks--the top sellers also include a hardcover favorite, Memoirs of a Geisha, and two titles in the Left Behind series based on biblical prophecy from Tyndale. The latter were once top sellers only in the religion marketplace. The trend of more novels selling well in trade paper is also reflected in the increased number of fiction bestsellers on every printing level on this annual list.

In nonfiction, Chicken Soup continues to serve up hot sellers, but sales have slowed. In 1998, there were six books in the one-million group; in 1999, there was only one title there, and all the rest were in the 500,000+ batch. Angela's Ashes, once a fixture on the hardcover lists, gets three mentions in the trade paper listing, as the publisher had various editions, including two movie tie-ins, in the marketplace. The combined total of all three would make Frank McCourt's memoir the bestselling trade paperback in 1999.

Self-help and computer titles remain strong trade paper categories, especially in the 75,000+ and 50,000+ groupings. Books with a spiritual theme are also gaining in sales.

Mass Market Favorites

The usual suspects shine in the mass market category, with almost all the top performers remaining the same year after year. The only new name on this year's two-million-plus list is Judy Blume, who writes an adult novel only every 20 years or so. John Grisham once again heads up the paperback list (he d s the same in hardcover), and with sales of more than four million, he remains the bestselling author no matter what the binding or price point is.

Nora Roberts continues to be the most prolific author in the paperback arena, with six books among the million-plus bestsellers. In 1999, she overtook Danielle Steel in sales. Three of her 1999 bestsellers--Jewels of the Sun, Homeport and The Reef--outsold the three Steel books--Mirror Image, The Long Road Home and The Klone and I--on this year's list. Steel is still ahead of Roberts in hardcover sales, so it will be interesting to see how the numbers for these two powerhouse female authors play out same time next year.

Reversing a trend noted in the last two years--that nonfiction was making some inroads in mass market bestsellers--the 1999 list includes only two, The Guinness Book of Records 1999 and Talking to Heaven. Two more, Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution and Protein Power, would have been included but both were published in 1997 and this list reflects books published only in 1998 and 1999.

Included in these pages are trade paperback and mass market titles (originals, reprints or dual editions) published in 1998 and 1999 for which publishers have billed and shipped at least 50,000 copies (for trade paperbacks) or one million copies (for mass market) in 1999. These figures do not always reflect net sales. Titles released in 1998 are marked by an asterisk; two asterisks indicate that the shipped and billed number was rounded down to the nearest 25,000 to indicate relationship to sales figures of other titles. The actual figures were given to PW in confidence for use in placing titles on the lists.



The Pilot's Wife. Anita Shreve. Rep. Little, Brown (2,279,134)

Memoirs of a Geisha. Arthur Golden. Rep. Vintage (2,087,739)

*The Reader. Bernhard Schlink. Rep. Vintage (1,528,615)

Angela's Ashes. Frank McCourt. Rep. S&S (1,336,103)

Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Barbara DeAngelis, and Mark & Chrissy Donnelly. Orig. HCI (1,245,437)

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work. Richard Carlson. Orig. Hyperion (1,164,591)

*Where the Heart Is. Billie Letts. Rep. Warner (1,224,745)

Angela's Ashes. Frank McCourt. Rep. S&S (1,096,103)

Soul Harvest. Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. Reissue. Tyndale House (1,083,333)

Nicolae. Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. Reissue. Tyndale House (1,007,932)


Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Aubery, and Mark & Chrissy Donnelly. Orig. HCI (956,941)

*Here on Earth. Alice Hoffman. Rep. Berkley (950,000)

Jewel. Brett Lott. Reissue. Pocket (**925,000)

I Know This Much Is True. Wally Lamb. Rep. HarperCollins/Regan (884,316)

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger. Orig. HCI (856,487)

*Windows 98 for Dummies. Andy Rathbone. Orig. IDG (834,000)

Chicken Soup for the College Soul. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger and Dan Clark. Orig. HCI (814,118)

River, Cross My Heart. Breena Clarke. Rep. Little, Brown (770,889)

Chicken Soup for the Cat & Lover's Soul. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker and Carol Kline. Orig. HCI (767,874)

Caring for Your Baby Birth to 5. American Academy of Pediatrics. Rep. Bantam (**725,000)

The Poisonwood Bible. Barbara Kingsolver. Rep. Perennial (662,842)

Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marcie Shimoff and Jennifer Read Hawthorne. Orig. HCI (575,493)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. John Berendt. Rep. Vintage (575,334)

Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Heather McNamara. Orig. HCI (568,717)

A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (564,353)

Charming Billy. Alice McDermott. Rep. Dell (**550,000)

*One Day My Soul Just Opened Up. Iyanla Vazant. Orig. S&S (547,099)


*The Red Tent. Anita Diamant. Rep. Picador (475,494)

A Walk in the Woods. Bill Bryson. Rep. Broadway (462,782)

Bridget Jones's Diary. Helen Fielding. Rep. Penguin (460,790)

Birds of America. Lorrie Moore. Rep. Picador (451,058)

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom. Christiane Northup, M.D. Rep. Bantam (**450,000)

Storm of the Century. Stephen King. Orig. Pocket

*Midwives. Chris Bohjalian. Rep. Vintage (443,692)

Serpent (A Novel from the Numa Files). Clive Cussler. Orig. Pocket (439,065)

Angela's Ashes. Frank McCourt. Rep./ Movie Tie-in. S&S (430,008)

In the Meantime. Iyanla Vanzant. Rep. S&S (425,900)

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood. William Pollack. Rep. Holt (420,000)

Don't Give It Away. Iyanla Vanzant. Orig. S&S (417,085)

Suzanne Somers' Eat Great, Lose Weight. Suzanne Somers. Rep. Crown/Three Rivers (411,572)

* Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen and Irene Dunlap. Orig. HCI (392,539)

Widow for One Year. John Irving. Rep. Ballantine (382,484)

*7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Stephen R. Covey. Orig. S&S (364,457)

The Millionaire Next Door. Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko. Rep. Pocket (**350,000)

Guns, Germs and Steel. Jared Diamond. Rep. Norton

Star Wars: Episode 1, the Making of the Phantom Menace. Laurent Bouzereau. Orig. Lucas/Del Rey (333,210)

Teen Love: On Relationships. Kimberly Kirberger. Orig. HCI (326,116)

*Out to Canaan. Jan Karon. Rep. Penguin (324,211)

Tasteberry Tales for Teens. Bettie B. Youngs and Jennifer Leigh Youngs. Orig. HCI (314,458)

*Cold Mountain. Charles Frazier. Rep. Vintage (275,839)

Teen Love: A Journal to Relationships. Kimberly Kirberger. Orig. HCI (272,675)

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker and Carol Kline. Orig. HCI (260,190)

The Professor and the Madman. Simon Winchester. Rep. Perennial (259,350)

John F. Kennedy Jr.: A Life in the Spotlight. Michael Druitt. Reissue. Andrews McMeel (250,000)


Our Dumb Century. Scott Dikkers. Orig. Crown/Three Rivers (248,271)

*Rich Dad Poor Dad (What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!). Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. Reissue Techpress (237,593)

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff with Your Family. Richard Carlson. Orig. Hyperion (231,189)

*Windows 98 Simplified. Ruth Maran. Orig. IDG (229,000)

A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marci Shimoff and Jennifer Read Hawthorne. Orig. HCI (224,763)

*Their Eyes Were Watching God. Zora Neale Hurston. Rep. Perennial Classics (211,279)

Don't Step in the Leadership: A Dilbert Book. Scott Adams. Orig. Andrews McMeel (200,000)

*The Beach. Alex Garland. Rep. Riverhead (200,000)

* While Waiting. George E. Verrilli and Anne Marie Mueser. Rep. St. Martin's (198,116)

Patchwork Planet. Anne Tyler. Rep. Ballantine (196,554)

Vampire Armand. Anne Rice. Rep. Ballantine (196,362)

*Weight of Water. Anita Shreve. Rep. Little, Brown (193,057)

Are You Somebody: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman. Nuala O'Faolain. Rep. Holt (190,000)

Hanna's Daughters. Marianne Fredriksson. Rep. Ballantine (189,700)

*Windows 98 for Dummies Quick Reference. Andy Rathbone. Orig. IDG (188,000)

The Honk & Holler Opening Soon. Billie Letts. Rep. Warner (183,696)

Lindbergh. A. Scott Berg. Rep. Berkley (175,000)

Carrier. Tom Clancy. Orig. Berkley (175,000)

Falling Leaves. Adeline Yen Mah. Rep. Broadway (172,736)

*Teach Yourself Windows 98 Visually. Ruth Maran. Orig. IDG (172,000)

*Die Broke. Stephen Pollan. Rep. HarperBusiness (170,908)

Endurance. Alfred Lansing. Rep. Carroll & Graf (169,757)

The 7 Worst Things Good Parents Do. John and Linda Friel. Orig. HCI (169,325)

Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace: Illustrated Screenplay. George Lucas. Orig. Del Rey (167,503)

*Slaves in the Family. Edward Ball. Rep. Ballantine (167,493)

Ophelia Speaks. Sara Shandler. Orig. Perennial (166,834)

Night Without Armor. Jewel. Rep. (166,294)

Last Full Measure. Jeff Shaara. Rep. Ballantine (162,937)

Worst Pills, Best Pills. Sidney M. Wolfe. Rep. Pocket

*iMac for Dummies. David Pogue. Orig. IDG (159,000)

Kiss of God. Marshall Stewart Ball. Orig. HCI (157,410)

The Simpsons Forever!. Matt Gr ning. Orig. Perennial (154,898)

The Gifts of the Jews. Thomas Cahill. Rep. Anchor (154,488)

Dilbert Gives You the Business: A Dilbert Book. Scott Adams. Orig. Andrews McMeel (150,000)

Best American Short Stories 1999. Edited by Amy Tan. Orig. Houghton Mifflin (150,000)

*Organizing from the Inside Out. Julie Morgenstern. Orig. Holt (150,000)

Amazing Grace. Kathleen Norris. Rep. Riverhead (150,000)

Princess. Lori Wick. Orig. Harvest House (147,200)

*The God of Small Things. Arundhati Roy. Rep. Perennial Classics (146,806)

*The Illustrated Dream Dictionary. Russell Grant. Sterling (141,000)

Protein Power. Michael R. Eades. Rep. Bantam

The Ten Commandments. Laura Schlessinger. Rep. Cliff Street (136,870)

She's Come Undone. Wally Lamb. Reissue. Pocket

Every Little Thing About You. Lori Wick. Orig. Harvest House

*Small Miracles II. Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal. Orig. Adams Media Corporation (125,323)

*Adventures of a Psychic. Sylvia Browne. Orig. Hay House (125,023)

Shakespeare. Harold Bloom. Rep. Riverhead (125,000)

The Girlfriend's Guide to Toddlers. Vicki Iovine. Orig. Perigee (125,000)

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea. Gary Kinder. Rep. Vintage (123,780)

A Monk Swimming. Malachy McCourt. Rep. Hyperion (123,101)

Make the Connection: 10 Steps to a Better Body--And a Better Life. Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey. Rep. Hyperion (120,748)

Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Investing. Kenneth M. Morris. Orig. S&S (120,703)

Small Miracles of Love & Friendship. Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal. Orig. Adams Media Corporation (119,611)

Roaring 2000s. Harry S. Dent Jr. Rep. S&S (116,641)

Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 98. Paul McFedries. Orig. Que (115,084)

The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy. Vicki Iovine. Orig. Pocket

The Perfect Storm. Sebastian Junger. Rep. Perennial (113,034)

Chocolate for a Mother's Heart. Edited by Kay Allenbaugh. Orig. S&S (110,449)

Tender at the Bone. Ruth Reichl. Rep. Broadway (106,842)

*The Cashglow Quadrant (Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom). Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. Orig. Techpress (103,677)

Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War. Tony Horwitz. Rep. Vintage (103,166)

Beauty Secrets. Diane Irons. Orig. Sourcebooks (103,123)

*Experiencing God. Henry T. Blackaby and Claude V. King. Reissue. Broadman & Holman (103,026)

About a Boy. Nick Hornby. Rep. Riverhead (100,000)

*Harley Hahn: Internet and Web Yellow Pages, Millennium Edition. Harley Hahn. Orig. Osborne/McGraw-Hill (100,000)

Quicken 2000: The Official Guide. Maria Langer. Orig. Osborne/McGraw-Hill (100,000)


Reading People. Jo-Ellan Dimitrius. Rep. Ballantine (99,097)

Joy of Work. Scott Adams. Rep. HarperBusiness (95,303)

The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love. Jill Conner Browne. Orig. Crown/Three Rivers (94,411)

Damascus Gate. Robert Stone. Rep. S&S (93,350)

Cities of the Plain. Cormac McCarthy. Rep. Vintage (93,305)

The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy and Feeling Younger. Diana Schwarzbein, M.D. and Nancy Deville. Orig. HCI (93,243)

Chocolate for a Woman's Spirit. Edited by Kay Allenbaugh. Orig. S&S (93,110)

*Ingenious Lateral Thinking Puzzles. Paul Sloane. Sterling (93,000)

Garfield: Life to the Fullest. Jim Davis. Orig. Ballantine (92,437)

The Innocent. Bertrice Small. Orig. Fawcett (92,097)

*100 Years of Solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Rep. Perennial Classics (89,533)

Star Wars: Essential Guide to Droids. Daniel Wallace. Orig. Del Rey (89,030)

Y2K. Victor Porlier. Orig. Perennial (88,241)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Betty Smith. Rep. Perennial Classics (87,970)

Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror Heebie-Jeebie Hullabaloo. Matt Gr ning. Orig. Perennial (87,807)

A+ Certification for Dummies. Ron Gilster. Orig. IDG (87,000)

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Ron Chernow. Rep. Vintage (86,629)

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book. Harvey Penick. Rep. S&S (86,515)

Savage Spawn. Jonathan Kellerman. Orig. Ballantine (85,487)

*Road Less Traveled. M. Scott Peck. Reissue. S&S (84,223)

Eat the Rich. P.J. O'Rourke. Rep. Grove/ Atlantic (83,848)

Pure Drivel. Steve Martin. Rep. Hyperion (83,379)

The Joy of Work. Scott Adams. Rep. HarperBusiness (82,392)

*Web Design in a Nutshell. Jen Niederst. Orig. O'Reilly (81,812)

Special Edition Using Microsoft Office 2000. E. Bott and W. Leonhard. Orig. Que (81,483)

Making Faces. Kevyn Aucoin. Rep. Little, Brown (81,315)

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. Ron Soukup and Kalen Delaney. Orig. Microsoft (80,965)

Evening. Susan Minot. Rep. Vintage (80,729)

*Strong Women Stay Young. Miriam Nelson. Rep. Bantam

*A Brief History of Time. Stephen Hawking. Rep. Bantam

MCSE Core Four Exam Cram Pack. Ed Tittel, Kurt Hudson and James Michael Stewart. Orig. Coriolis (80,000)

What We Keep. Elizabeth Berg. Rep. Ballantine (79,498)

Victors. Stephen E. Ambrose. Rep. S&S (79,195)

Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien. Reissue. Houghton Mifflin (78,000)

Quite a Year for Plums. Bailey White. Rep. Vintage (77,050)

*Motley Fool's Investment Workbook. David Gardner. Orig. S&S (76,884)

Bringing Out the Dead. J Connelly. Rep. Vintage (76,775)

*Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Technologies Training. Microsoft. Orig. Microsoft (76,663)

Bosom Buddies: Lessons and Laughter on Breast Health and Cancer. Rosie O'Donnell. Orig. Warner (75,788)

Programming Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange. Thomas Rizzo. Orig. Microsoft (75,120)

Amsterdam. Ian McEwan. Rep. Anchor (75,043)

Kaaterskill Falls. Allegra Goodman. Rep. Dell (**75,000)

The Lives Behind the Lines: 20 Years of For Better or for Worse. Lynn Johnston. Orig. Andrews McMeel (75,000)

How to Do Everything with iMac. Todd Stauffer. Orig. Osborne/McGraw-Hill (75,000)

Hacking Exposed. Stuart McClure, J Scambray and George Kurtz. Orig. Osborne/McGraw-Hill (75,000)

A+ Certification All in One Exam Guide. Michael J. Meyers. Orig. Osborne/McGraw-Hill (75,000)

Word 2000 for Windows for Dummies. Dan Gookin. Orig. IDG (75,000)

Excel 2000 for Windows for Dummies. Greg Harvey. Orig. IDG (75,000)


The Haunting. Shirley Jackson. Rep./ Movie Tie-in. Penguin (73,585)

Easy Windows 98. Shelley O'Hara. Orig. Que (73,270)

Microsoft Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings: Inside Moves. Mark H. Walker. Orig. Microsoft (73,012)

The Celestine Vision. James Redfield. Rep. Warner (72,629)

Blindness. José Saramago. Rep. Harcourt (72,015)

The Hundred Days. Patrick O'Brian. Rep. Norton

Daily Teen Reflections. Stephen R. Covey. Orig. S&S (71,198)

Programming Microsoft Visual Basic. 6.0. Francesco Balena. Orig. Microsoft (70,646)

*Our Town. Thornton Wilder. Rep. Perennial Classics (70,288)

Fight Club. Chuck Palahnuik. Rep. Holt (70,000)

Strong Women Stay Slim. Miriam Nelson. Rep. Bantam (70,000)

*Master Windows 98 Visually. Ruth Maran, Paul Whitehead, Maarten Heilbron and Marangraphics Inc. Orig. IDG (70,000)

The Recipe Hall-of-Fame Cookbook. Edited by Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley. Orig. Quail Ridge (69,825)

All Over but the Shoutin'. Rick Bragg. Rep. Vintage (69,591)

The Only Investment Guild You'll Ever Need. Andrew Tobias. Orig. Harcourt (68,988)

Motley Fools You Have More Than You Think. David Gardner. Rep. S&S (68,731)

Mars and Venus on a Date. John Gray. Rep. Perennial (68,718)

*Programming Distributed Applications with COM and Microsoft Visual Basic. Ted Pattison. Orig. Microsoft (68,276)

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000: Inside Moves. Bart Farkas. Orig. Microsoft (67,733)

The Notebook. Nicholas Sparks. Rep. Warner (67,534)

*Citizen Soldiers. Stephen E. Ambrose. Rep. S&S (67,325)

*Microsoft Exchange Server Training Kit. Kay Unkroth. Orig. Microsoft (67,307)

Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. Edmund O. Wilson. Rep. Vintage (67,289)

Lillian Too's Easy-to-Use Feng Shui. Lillian Too. Orig. Sterling (67,000)

Dreamweaver 2 Bible. Joseph W. Lowery. Orig. IDG (67,000)

Where or When. Anita Shreve. Rep. Harcourt (66,651)

Strange Fits of Passion. Anita Shreve. Rep. Harcourt (66,633)

*NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe--3rd Edition. Terence Dickinson. Revised. Firefly (66,516)

Desktop Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 MCSD Training Kit. Microsoft. Orig. Microsoft (66,469)

Programming Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0. Nicholas D. Evans, Ken Miller and Ken Spencer. Orig. Microsoft (65,824)

Programming Microsoft Access 2000. Rick Dobson. Orig. Microsoft (65,505)

Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Investing. Douglas Gerlach. Orig. Que (65,196)

Miracle on the 17th Green. James Patterson. Rep. Little, Brown (65,164)

Best American Mysteries Stories. Edited by Ed McBain. Orig. Houghton Mifflin (65,000)

Questions & Answers on Conversations with God. Neale Donald Walsch. Orig. Hampton Roads (64,479)

Inn at Lake Divine. Elinor Lipman. Rep. Vintage (64,306)

*Designing Component-Based Applications. Mary Kirtland. Orig. Microsoft (64,074)

How Computers Work, Millennium Edition. Ron White. Orig. Que (64,062)

Cloudsplitter. Russell Banks. Rep. Perennial (63,895)

Message in a Bottle. Nicholas Sparks. Rep. Warner (63,887)

The Mitford Years Boxed Set. Jan Karon. Rep. Penguin (63,505)

There's a Hair in My Dirt!. Gary Larson. Rep. Perennial (63,308)

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Resource Kit Supplement 4. Origin. Microsoft (63,080)

Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui. Karen Kingston. Orig. (62,454)

*Mythology. Edith Hamilton. Rep. Little, Brown (62,168)

*Practical Feng Shui. Simon Brown. Sterling (62,000)

Giving the Love That Heals. Harville Hendrix. Rep. Pocket

*Chocolate for a Woman's Heart. Edited by Kay Allenbaugh. Orig. S&S (61,971)

The Short History of a Prince. Jane Hamilton. Rep. Anchor (61,704)

Microsoft BackOffice 4.5 Resource Kit. Microsoft Orig. Microsoft (61,392)

Desktop Applications with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 MCSD Training Kit. Microsoft. Orig. Microsoft (60,918)

MTV: The Real World Hawaii. Allison Pollet. Orig. Pocket

Programming Microsoft Visual J++ 6.0. Stephen R. Davis. Orig. Microsoft (60,579)

Dr. Atkins. Vita-Nutrient Solution. Dr. Robert C. Atkins. Rep. S&S (60,331)

Microsoft Office 2000 8-in-1. J Habraken. Orig. Que (60,272)

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause. Dr. John R. Lee. Orig. Warner (60,247)

You Know You've Reached Middle Age If... J y Green and Alan Corcoran. Orig. Andrews McMeel (60,000)

*A+ Exam Cram. James Jones and Craig Landes. Orig. Coriolis (60,000)

*Programming Components with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0. Guy Eddon and Henry Eddon. Orig. Microsoft (59,764)

98 Degrees: The Official Book. K.M. Squires. Orig. Pocket

Red Hat Linux 6 Unleashed. David Pitts and William Ball. Orig. Sams (59,512)

King of the World. David Remnick. Rep. Vintage (59,352)

The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet. Bob Arnot. Rep. Little, Brown (59,146)

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 System Administration Online Training Kit. Microsoft. Orig. Microsoft (59,040)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Stephen Chbosky. Orig. Pocket

Ideas for Great Kitchens. Sunset Editors. Orig. Sunset (58,883)

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Database Implementation Online Training Kit. Microsoft. Orig. Microsoft (58,454)

*Native Son. Richard Wright. Rep. Perennial Classics (58,332)

*Brain Droppings. George Carlin. Rep. Hyperion (58,056)

The Essential Angel. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Orig. Pocket

Supporting Microsoft Windows 98 Online Training Kit. Microsoft. Orig. Microsoft (57,489)

*Programming Microsoft Windows CE. Douglas Boling. Orig. Microsoft (57,414)

Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Office 2000. J Kraynak. Orig. Que (56,384)

*Don't Worry, Make Money. Richard Carlson. Rep. Hyperion (56,363)

Death of Outrage. William J. Bennett. Rep. S&S (56,228)

Just Enough Light for the Step I'm On. Stormie Omartian. Orig. Harvest House (55,600)

Inside the Microsoft Windows 98 Registry. Günter Born. Orig. Microsoft (55,232)

Everything Wedding Organizer. Laura Morin. Orig. Adams Media Corporation (55,155)

The Ultimate Decorating Book. Judy Spours. Orig. Sterling (55,000)

*Core Java 2, Vol. 1: Fundaments. Gary Cornell and Clay Horstmann. Orig. Prentice Hall (54,538)

In the Year 2000. Conan O'Brien. Orig. Riverhead (54,515)

Deal with It. Esther Drill, Heather McDonald and Rebecca Odes. Orig. Pocket

Newton's Telecom Dictionary 15th Edition. Harry Newton. Reissue. Telecom/ Miller Freeman (54,048)

1001 Ways to Be Romantic: Annotated Edition. Gregory Godek. Orig. Sourcebooks (53,922)

Aphrodite. Isabel Allende. Rep. Perennial (53,836)

How the Mind Works. Steven Pinker. Rep. Norton

*The World's Best-Kept Diet Secrets. Diane Irons. Orig. Sourcebooks (53,329)

Cliffs Notes Using Your First PC. Jim McCarter. Orig. IDG (53,000)

Cliffs Notes Getting on the Internet. David Crowder, Rhonda Crowder and Alan Simpson. Orig. IDG (53,000)

Voyage of the Narwhal. Andrea Barrett. Rep. Norton (52,941)

Ideas for Great Bathrooms. Sunset Editors. Orig. Sunset (52,722)

Potat s Not Prozac. Kathleen Des Maisons. Rep. S&S (52,475)

*Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Journal. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger. Orig. HCI (52,468)

Kid Tips. Tom McMahon. Revised Reissue. Pocket

*The Rape of Nanking. Iris Chang. Rep. Penguin (52,444)

The Archivist. Martha Cooley. Rep. Little, Brown (52,211)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Spanish on Your Own, 2nd Edition. Gail Stein. Reissue. Macmillan USA (52,001)

Access 2000 for Windows for Dummies. John Kaufeld. Orig. IDG (52,000)

*Naked. David Sedaris. Rep. Little, Brown (51,622)

*Memoirs of Cleopatra. Margaret George. Rep. St. Martin's (51,487)

Animal Miracles. Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger. Orig. Adams Media Corporation (51,274)

South. Sir Ernest Shackleton. Rep. Carroll & Graf (51,089)

My Life with Sylvia Browne. Chris Dufresne. Orig. Hay House (51,043)

*Die Broke. Stephan Pollan. Rep. HarperBusiness (50,758)

Shagadelically Speaking: The Words and World of Austin Powers. Lance Gould. Orig. Warner (50,731)

The Handmaid's Tale. Margaret Atwood. Rep. Anchor (50,521)

Spending. Mary Gordon. Rep. S&S (50,311)

Y2K Family Survival Guide. Jerry MacGregor. Orig. Harvest House

The Seville Communion. Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Rep. Harcourt (50,283)

Americanos. Edward James Olmos. Duel. Little, Brown (50,218)

Office 2000: The Complete Reference. Stephen L. Nelson. Orig. Osborne/McGraw-Hill (50,000)

Windows 98 for Busy People. Ron Mansfield and Peter Weverka. Orig. Osborne/ McGraw-Hill (50,000)

QuickBooks 99: The Official Guide. Kathy Ivens. Orig. Osborne/McGraw-Hill (50,000)

Hewlett-Packard Official Scanner Handbook. David D. Busch, Susan Krzywicki and Laurel Burden. Orig. IDG (50,000)

MCSE TCP/IP Exam Cram. Gary Novosei, Kurt Hudson and James Michael Stewart. Orig. Coriolis (50,000)



The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Robert Famighetti. Orig. World Almanac (1,322,409)

*The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1999. Robert Farmighetti. Orig. World Almanac (317,003)

Old Farmer's Almanac 2000. Edited by Judson Hale. Orig. Villard (298,340)

What Color Is Your Parachute 2000. Richard Nelson Bolles. Orig. Ten Speed (130,198)

2000 ESPN Information Please Sports Almanac. Gerry Brown, Mike Morrison and the Editors of Information Please. Orig. Hyperion (111,566)

*What Color Is Your Parachute 1999. Richard Nelson Bolles. Orig. Ten Speed (111,457)

The New York Times Almanac 2000. Orig. Penguin (100,035)

Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price List 2000 (32nd Edition). Ralph and Terry Kovel. Orig. Crown/Three Rivers (55,915)



The Street Lawyer. John Grisham. Rep. Dell (**4,100,000)

The Testament. John Grisham. Rep. Dell (**3,875,000)

Bag of Bones. Stephen King. Rep. Pocket (**2,200,000)

Point of Origin. Patricia Cornwell. Rep. Berkley (2,200,000)

Rainbow Six. Tom Clancy. Rep. Berkley (2,200,000)

Jewels of the Sun. Nora Roberts. Rep. Jove (2,100,000)

Summer Sister. Judy Blume. Rep. Dell

You Belong to Me. Mary Higgins Clark. Rep. Pocket (2,075,000)

Southern Cross. Patricia Cornwell. Rep. Berkley (2,000,000)


Op Center VI: State of Siege. Tom Clancy & Steve Pieceznik. Rep. Berkley (1,950,000)

Homeport. Nora Roberts. Rep. Jove (1,900,000)

The Reef. Nora Roberts. Rep. Jove (1,900,000)

Power Play: Shadow Watch. Tom Clancy & Martin Greenberg. Orig. Berkley (1,900,000)

Mirror Image. Danielle Steel. Rep. Dell

All Through the Night. Mary Higgins Clark. Rep. Pocket (**1,875,000)

Message in a Bottle. Nicholas Sparks. Rep. Warner Vision (1,817,897)

The Long Road Home. Danielle Steel. Rep. Dell

Net Force #2: Hidden Agenda. Tom Clancy & Steve Pieceznik. Orig. Berkley (1,750,000)

The Klone and I. Danielle Steel. Rep. Dell

Then Came Heaven. Lavyrle Spencer. Rep. Jove (1,600,000)

When the Wind Blows. James Patterson. Rep. Warner Vision (1,596,121)

Seize the Night. Dean Koontz. Rep. Bantam (**1,500,000)

N Is for Noose. Sue Grafton. Rep. Ballantine (1,468,973)

Billy Straight. Jonathan Kellerman. Rep. Ballantine (1,461,912)

Tell Me Your Dreams. Sidney Sheldon. Rep. Warner Vision (1,418,362)

Secret Prey. John Sanford. Rep. Berkley (1,400,000)

The Loop. Nicholas Evans. Rep. Dell

The Simple Truth. David Baldacci. Rep. Warner (1,376, 460)

Rebellion. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Silhouette/Harlequin (1,390,000)

The MacGregors: Daniel & Ian. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Silhouette/Harlequin (1,340,000)

Night Whispers. Judith McNaught. Rep. Pocket (**1,300,000)

No Safe Place. Richard North Patterson. Rep. Ballantine (1,299,219)

Olivia. V.C. Andrews. Orig. Pocket (**1,250,000)

Into the Garden. V.C. Andrews. Orig. Pocket

The MacGregors: Alan & Grant. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Silhouette/Harlequin (1,240,000)

Unspeakable. Sandra Brown. Rep. Warner (1,200,107)

The Target. Catherine Coulter. Rep. Jove (1,200,000)

Hammer of Eden. Ken Follett. Rep. Ballantine (1,101,915)

Critical Mass. Steve Martini. Rep. Jove (1,100,000)

A Man in Full. Tom Wolfe. Rep. Bantam (**1,100,000)

Guinness Book of Records 1999. Mark C. Young, Rep. Bantam (**1,100,000)

Misty. V.C. Andrews. Orig. Pocket (**1,075,000)

The Green Mile. Stephen King. Reissue. Pocket

Ransom. Julie Garwood. Rep. Pocket

Violin. Anne Rice. Rep. Ballantine (1,062,394)

Jewel. Bret Lott. Rep. Pocket

The Present. Johanna Lindsey. Rep. Avon (**1,025,000)

Jade. V.C. Andrews. Orig. Pocket

Star. V.C. Andrews. Orig. Pocket

The Blessing. Jude Deveraux. Rep. Pocket

Coast Road. Barbara Delinsky. Rep. Pocket (**1,000,000)

Talking to Heaven. James Van Praagh. Rep. Signet (1,000,000)

A Sudden Change of Heart. Barbara Taylor Bradford. Rep. Dell (1,000,000)

Black and Blue. Anna Quindlen. Rep. Dell (1,000,000)

* Indicates the book was published in 1998.

** Indicates the sales figure was rounded down to the nearest 25,000 to show relationship to sales figures of other titles.
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