In 2002, only one trade paperback went over the million mark in sales: Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook. Last year, there were five, and two of them were fiction. At the next level, 750,000+, the 2002 titles included four Tolkien movie tie-ins and the third edition of What to Expect When You're Expecting, a Workman title that was originally published in 1991. In 2003, three of the five titles at this level were novels with no movie tie-in to boost sales. And, in fact, nearly half (202) of the trade paperback top sellers of 2003 were fiction. That number has increased significantly over the past 10 years; back in 1993, there were only 17 novels on the trade list with sales of more than 100,000; five years later, that number was up to 27.

But even with more trade paperbacks—fiction as well as nonfiction— boasting sales of more than 100,000 copies, the record for the number of trade paperbacks over the million mark still belongs to 2000—19 books sold more than one million copies in that calendar year. A look at the titles that sold at that level illustrates some of the recent changes in top-selling trade paper books. The 2000 millionaires included six books in the apocalyptic Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, three in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series (there were eight others with sales of 500,000+) and three Oprah book club picks (four more in the 500,000+ group). In 2003, Oprah picked only backlist books (both of her choices landed in the 600,000+ sales range) and the top sellers for Left Behind and Chicken Soup sold under 500,000.

Oprah's first choice for her book club comeback was John Steinbeck's East of Eden, first published in 1952. The book shot right to the #1 spot after her announcement and went on to sell more than 1.6 million copies last year. Penguin noted that until Oprah chose East of Eden, Steinbeck's leading backlist bestseller was Of Mice and Men, followed by Grapes of Wrath with about 150,000 copies sold; both those books and Steinbeck's The Pearl sold more copies than usual in 2003. Oprah's second backlist classic book club selection, Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country (originally published in 1948) sold more than 617,000 copies in 2003. Before Oprah, the book had sold about 80,000 copies in all of 2002.

Movie tie-ins did exceptionally well last year, with one, Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit, selling more than 1.5 million in trade paper and 2.6 million in mass market. The movie tie-in edition of Michael Cunningham's The Hours sold about 636,000 in 2003. Even more astounding, Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, the inspiration for The Hours, first published back in 1925, sold more than 425,000 copies in 2003. Many other movie tie-ins went over the 500,000 mark, including Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain, Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring and Frances Mayes's Under the Tuscan Sun. Special kudos to the bestselling trade paperback in 2003, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd—achieved without a movie tie-in booster or special Oprah attention.

Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter, with sales of more than two million, was the lead trade paperback bestseller last year, and two other titles from the diet guru—Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution and The Atkins Journal, also ranked high on the end-of-the-year charts, with sales of more than 1,328,000 and 639,000 copies, respectively.

Nora Roberts, who in the last three years has had more bestsellers in one year that any other single author, managed to land five on the trade paperback list and 11 on the mass market lists last year. In 2002, she had two in trade and nine in mass.

Rack-Size Racks Up

At every unit-sales level, there were more mass market bestsellers in 2003 than in 2002. The total number of books that sold more than 500,000 last year was 118, compared to 107 in 2002. And in mass market, too, an Atkins title led the pack—Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, with sales of more than 4.2 million last year. John Grisham's The King of Torts, Seabiscuit and four books by Nora Roberts sold two million or more in 2003. Despite the larger numbers for mass market overall, the only nonfiction titles to achieve the 500,000-copy sales level were Atkins and Seabiscuit. As usual, the mass market category is dominated by veteran bestselling authors of romance or contemporary women's fiction, plus suspensers. Only about 15% of all mass markets with sales of 500,000+ are originals.

Rules for Inclusion

Listed below are trade paperback and mass market titles published in 2002 and 2003; the rankings are based only on 2003 sales. To qualify, trade paperbacks had to have sold more than 100,000 copies in 2003; for mass markets, sales of more than 500,000 were required. A single asterisk (*) indicates the book was published in 2002; a double asterisk (**) means the book was published earlier but either remained or reappeared on PW 's bestseller charts in 2003. These reappearances are most often movie tie-ins. A pound symbol (#) indicates that the shipped and billed figures were rounded down to the nearest 5,000 to indicate the book's sales relationship to other titles. The actual figures were given to PW in confidence for use only in placing titles on these lists.



*Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter. Robert C. Atkins, M.D. Orig. M. Evans (2,042,522)
The Secret Life of Bees. Sue Monk Kidd. Rep. Penguin (1,852,721)
East of Eden. John Steinbeck. Rep. Penguin (1,689,010)
*Seabiscuit. Laura Hillenbrand. Movie tie-in. Ballantine (1,506,025)
*Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution. Robert C. Atkins. Rep. Quill (1,328,000)


Life of Pi. Yann Martel. Rep. Harvest/Harcourt (903,268)
Self Matters. Phillip C. McGraw. Rep. Free Press (881,613)
The Nanny Diaries. Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. Rep. St. Martin's (869,256)*The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Alexander McCall Smith. Rep. Anchor (842,864)
Trading Spaces Behind the Scenes. Meredith Editors. Orig. Meredith (750,000)


*What to Expect When You're Expecting. Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. Revised. Workman (763,289)
**Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook. Dawn J. Ranck and Phyllis Pellman Good. Orig. Good Books (746,842)
Cold Mountain. Charles Frazier. Movie tie-in. Vintage (670,121)
The Atkins Journal. Robert C. Atkins, M.D. Orig. M. Evans (639,296)
The Hours. Michael Cunningham. Movie tie-in. Picador (636,000)
Cry, the Beloved Country. Alan Paton. Reissue. Scribner (617,450)
Girl with a Pearl Earring. Tracy Chevalier. Rep. Plume (567,401)
Sea Glass. Anita Shreve. Rep. Little, Brown/Back Bay (532,843)
Three Junes. Julia Glass. Rep. Anchor (527,394)
Atonement. Ian McEwan. Rep. Anchor (504,345)
Under the Tuscan Sun. Frances Mayes. Movie tie-in. Broadway (500,152)
*Dangerous. Nora Roberts. Orig. Harlequin (500,000)
Mysterious. Nora Roberts. Orig. Harlequin (500,000)
Love by Design. Nora Roberts. Orig. Silhouette (500,000)

**Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. Orig. Warner (497,069)
*Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (483,712)
Nights in Rodanthe. Nicholas Sparks. Rep. Warner (473,080)
Golden Buddha. Clive Cussler. Orig. Berkley (455,173)
*Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love and Friendship. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (449,044)
**Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck. Rep. Penguin (448,605)
Armageddon. Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Rep. Tyndale (441,797)
*Bel Canto. Ann Patchett. Rep. HarperPerennial (433,000)
**Mrs. Dalloway. Virginia Woolf. Rep. Harvest/Harcourt (425,594)
*Chicken Soup for the Soul of America. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (423,145)
Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (422,367)
#Shopaholic Ties the Knot. Sophie Kinsella. Orig. Delta (405,000)
In Her Shoes. Jennifer Weiner. Rep. Washington Square (401,029)
Master and Commander. Patrick O'Brian. Movie tie-in. Norton (400,000)
**It's Not About the Bike. Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. Rep. Berkley (400,000)
Irish Born. Nora Roberts. Rep. Berkley (400,000)
In This Mountain. Jan Karon. Rep. Penguin (399,047)
The Dinner Doctor. Anne Byrn. Rep. Workman (375,051)
**Catch Me if You Can. Frank Abagnale. Rep. Broadway (372,013)
The Virgin Blue. Tracy Chevalier. Orig. Plume (370,000)
Blessings. Anna Quindlen. Rep. Random (365,951)
**Fast Food Nation. Eric Schlosser. Rep. HarperPerennial (359,000)
Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (358,838)
What Not to Wear. Trinny Woodall. Orig. Riverhead (350,000)
*Nickel and Dimed. Barbara Ehrenreich. Rep. Holt (345,000)
*Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (335,505)
**The Power of a Praying Wife. Stormie Omartian. Orig. Harvest House (321,013)
*The Power of a Praying Woman. Stormie Omartian. Orig. Harvest House (312,359)
Middlesex. Jeffrey Eugenides. Rep. Picador (308,000)
*Tuesdays with Morrie. Mitch Albom. Rep. Broadway (305,609)
*Sushi Made Easy Book & Gift Set. Kumfoo Wong. Orig. Main Street/Sterling (305,000)
30-Minute Meals 2. Rachael Ray. Orig. Lake Isle (300,000)


Running with Scissors. Augusten Burroughs. Rep. Picador (295,000)
*Tears of the Giraffe. Alexander McCall Smith. Orig. Anchor (290,596)
*Good in Bed. Jennifer Weiner. Rep. Washington Square (285,891)
The Dive from Clausen's Pier. Ann Packer. Rep. Vintage (283,901)
The Emperor of Ocean Park. Stephen Carter. Rep. Vintage (275,055)
The Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien. Movie tie-in. Houghton Mifflin (270,768)
*Fix-It and Forget-It Recipes for Entertaining. Phyllis Pellman Good and Dawn J. Ranck. Orig. Good Books (270,397)
The Return of the King. J.R.R. Tolkien. Movie tie-in. Houghton Mifflin (266,255)
*Morality for Beautiful Girls. Alexander McCall Smith. Orig. Anchor (262,585)
The New Glucose Revolution. Jennie Brand-Miller et al. Orig. Marlowe (261,215)
Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code. Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds. Orig. St. Martin's (260,165)
Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (259,131)
The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook. Jill Conner Browne. Orig. Three Rivers (258,952)
Digital Fortress. Dan Brown. Rep. St. Martin's (253,643)
The Far Side of the World. Patrick O'Brian. Movie tie-in. Norton (250,000)


*Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. Dai Sijie. Rep. Anchor (248,017)
The Alchemist. Paulo Coelho. Reissue. HarperSanFrancisco (247,723)
I Don't Know How She Does It. Allison Pearson. Rep. Anchor (245,334)
The No Spin Zone. Bill O'Reilly. Rep. Broadway (238,281)
Le Divorce. Diane Johnson. Rep. Plume (226,008)
*Lucky. Alice Sebold. Rep. Little, Brown/Back Bay (224,378)
*8 Minutes in the Morning. Jorge Cruise. Rep. HarperResource (216,935)
The Fellowship of the Ring. J.R.R. Tolkien. Movie tie-in. Houghton Mifflin (216,641)
The Two Towers. J.R.R. Tolkien. Movie tie-in. Houghton Mifflin (210,445)
#*Shopaholic Takes Manhattan. Sophie Kinsella. Orig. Delta (210,000)
*Peace Like a River. Leif Enger. Rep. Grove (206,000)
**30-Minute Meals. Rachael Ray. Orig. Lake Isle (200,000)
The Road to Wealth. Suze Orman. Rep. Riverhead (200,000)


Ty's Tricks. Ty Pennington. Orig. Hyperion (198,917)
Bringing Down the House. Ben Mezrich. Rep. Free Press (198,369)
The Self Matters Companion. Phillip C. McGraw. Rep. Free Press (197,424)
*Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman's Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (194,840)
The Power of Praying Together. Stormie Omartian and Jack Hayford. Orig. Harvest House (190,044)
The Crimson Petal and the White. Michel Faber. Rep. Harvest/ Harcourt (188,981)
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Greg Palast. Rep. Plume (187,505)
**The Pearl. John Steinbeck. Rep. Penguin (187,098)
**Mere Christianity. C.S. Lewis. Rep. Harper San Francisco (186,831)
The Betrayal. Beverly Lewis. Orig. Bethany House (183,297)
Father to Daughter. Harry H. Harrison Jr. Orig. Workman (181,624)
#The Wisdom of Menopause. Christiane Northrup, M.D. Rep. Bantam (180,000)
Shadow Warriors. Tom Clancy. Rep. Berkley (179,713)
*Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul II. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (178,935)
**The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love. Jill Conner Browne. Rep. Three Rivers (178,338)
Journals. Kurt Cobain. Rep. Riverhead (177,404)
Private Scandals. Nora Roberts. Rep. Berkley (175,000)
The Little Friend. Donna Tartt. Rep. Vintage (174,560)
#Crow Lake. Mary Lawson. Rep. Delta (170,000)
Bookends. Jane Green. Rep. Broadway (169,982)
The Rescuer. Dee Henderson. Orig. Multnomah (169,523)
Longitudes and Attitudes. Thomas Friedman. Rep. Anchor (167,347)
**Left Behind. Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Rep. Tyndale (161,980)
The Visitor. Lori Wick. Orig. Harvest House (160,331)
What to Expect the First Year. Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway. Revised. Workman (159,692)
The Official Nora Roberts Companion. Denise Little. Orig. Berkley (158,464)
House of Sand and Fog. Andre Dubus III. Movie tie-in. Vintage (157,784)
*Empire Falls. Richard Russo. Rep. Vintage (157,164)
The Human Stain. Philip Roth. Movie tie-in. Vintage (156,271)
Slander. Ann Coulter. Rep. Three Rivers (156,184)
Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (155,492)
The Piano Tuner. Daniel Mason. Rep. Vintage (154,645)
97 Ways to Make Your Dog Smile. Jenny Langbehn. Orig. Workman (154,064)
1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Patricia Schultz. Orig. Workman (153,685)
Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (153,633)
Small Wonder. Barbara Kingsolver. Rep. HarperPerennial (151,000)
Let's Roll! Lisa Beamer with Ken Abraham. Rep. Tyndale (150,439)
#*AAP New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding. American Academy of Pediatrics. Orig. Bantam (150,000)


**Tribulation Force. Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Rep. Tyndale (149,370)
Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away. Suzanne Somers. Rep. Three Rivers (147,431)
A People's History of the United States. Howard Zinn. Rep. HarperPerennial (147,000)
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman. Elizabeth Buchan. Rep. Penguin (145,977)
**The Grapes of Wrath. John Steinbeck. Rep. Penguin Classics (145,223)
Straight Talking. Jane Green. Rep. Broadway (145,116)
Darwin Awards 2. Wendy Northcutt. Rep. Plume (143,971)
Bias. Bernard Goldberg. Rep. HarperPerennial (143,000)
**Before the Change. Ann Louise Gittleman. Rep. Harper San Francisco (141,442)
A Long Way from Home. Tom Brokaw. Rep. Random (140,740)
**The Screwtape Letters. C.S. Lewis. Rep. Harper San Francisco (140,551)
*Founding Brothers. Joseph Ellis. Rep. Vintage (140,074)
A Night Like No Other. Chip Davis. Orig. Pocket (140,000)
**The Power of a Praying Husband. Stormie Omartian. Orig. Harvest House (137,331)
White Oleander. Janet Fitch. Movie tie-in. Little, Brown/Back Bay (137,248)
The Pursuit. Lori Wick. Orig. Harvest House (137,037)
Sacred Contracts. Caroline Myss. Rep. Three Rivers (136,938)
**The Power of a Praying Parent. Stormie Omartian. Orig. Harvest House (136,010)
#A Mind at a Time. Mel Levine. Orig. Simon & Schuster (134,000)
Gunslinger. Stephen King. Revised. Plume (133,051)
Big Bad Book of Bart Simpson. Matt Groening. Rep. HarperPerennial (132,000)
*Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (130,605)
Blueprint for Disaster. Darby Conley. Orig. Andrews McMeel (130,263)
Odd Girl Out. Rachel Simmons. Rep. Harcourt/Harvest (127,904)
Lucky Man. Michael J. Fox. Rep. Hyperion (127,609)
Mary, Called Magdalene. Margaret George. Rep. Penguin (127,335)
**Under the Tuscan Sun. Frances Mayes. Rep. Broadway (125,095)
Blue Shoe. Anne Lamott. Rep. Riverhead (125,000)
#My Losing Season. Pat Conroy. Rep. Bantam (125,000)


What Should I Do with My Life? Po Bronson. Rep. Random (124,652)
*Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. Gore Vidal. Orig. Nation (124,300)
**The E-Myth Revisited. Michael E. Gerber. Rep. HarperBusiness (123,000)
Simply Delicious. Weight Watchers. Orig. Fireside (122,792)
#John Adams. David McCullough. Rep. Simon & Schuster (122,000)
Dreaming War. Gore Vidal. Orig. Nation (121,500)
Rich Dad's Success Stories. Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter. Orig. Warner (120,996)
Life's Greatest Lessons. Hal Urban. Orig. Fireside (120,138)
The Eyre Affair. Jasper Fforde. Rep. Penguin (120,132)
*Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (118,759)
The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate. Robert Caro. Rep. Vintage (118,578)
Chicken Soup for the Working Woman's Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (118,256)
**Getting the Love You Want. Harville Hendrix. Rep. Holt/Owl (116,000)
Irish Girls About Town. Maeve Binchy. Orig. Pocket (115,000)
*101 Things to Do with a Cake Mix. Stephanie Ashcraft. Orig. Gibbs Smith (114,193)
Sassy, Single and Satisfied. Michelle McKinney-Hammond. Orig. Harvest House (113,729)
The Lord of the Rings: Weapons & Warfare. Chris Smith. Orig. Houghton Mifflin (113,669)
Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (113,371)
Lullaby. Chuck Palahniuk. Rep. Anchor (112,244)
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling. Ross King. Rep. Penguin (111,590)
Real Estate Loopholes. Diane Kennedy and Garrett Sutton. Orig. Warner (111,324)
Sandy Koufax. Jane Leavy. Rep. HarperPerennial (110,000)
The Intelligent Investor, Revised Ed. Benjamin Graham. Reissue. HarperBusiness (109,572)
The Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien. Movie tie-in. Houghton Mifflin (108,229)
Unless. Carol Shields. Rep. Fourth Estate (108,000)
#The Onion Ad Nauseam. Robert Siegel. Orig. Three Rivers (107,650)
*The Other Boleyn Girl. Philippa Gregory. Orig. Touchstone (106,414)
*The Darwin Awards. Wendy Northcutt. Rep. Plume (106,124)
The Pianist. Wladyslaw Szpilman. Movie tie-in. Picador (106,000)
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living Your Dream. Jack Canfield and Victor Hansen. Orig. HCI (105,666)
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight. Alexandra Fuller. Rep. Random (105,512)
The Last Girls. Lee Smith. Rep. Ballantine (105,307)
Milk Glass Moon. Adriana Trigiani. Rep. Ballantine (104,633)
Salt. Mark Kurlansky. Rep. Penguin (104,196)
Simpsons Comics Madness. Matt Groening. Rep. HarperPerennial (104,000)
Big Fish. Daniel Wallace. Movie tie-in. Penguin (103,572)
Apocalypse Dawn. Mel Odom. Orig. Tyndale (103,361)
Lamb. Christopher Moore. Rep. HarperPerennial (103,000)
101 Things to Do with a Slow Cooker. Stephanie Ashcraft and Janet Eyring. Orig. Gibbs Smith (102,880)
*Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth. Zane. Rep. Atria (102,795)
501 Recipes for a Low-Carb Life. Gregg R. Gillespie and Mary B. Johnson. Orig. Sterling (102,000)
The Bonesetter's Daughter. Amy Tan. Rep. Ballantine (101,722)
Friends. Lauren Johnson. Orig. NAL (101,505)
Everything Is Illuminated. Jonathan Safran Foer. Rep. HarperPerennial (101,000)
Complications. Atul Gawande. Rep. Picador (101,000)
Mystic River. Dennis Lehane. Movie tie-in. HarperTorch (101,000)
**East of Eden. John Steinbeck. Rep. Penguin Classics (100,839)
*Year of Wonders. Geraldine Brooks. Rep. Penguin (100,185)
Play Poker Like the Pros. Phil Hellmuth Jr. Orig. HarperResource (100,000)
You Cannot Be Serious. John McEnroe. Rep. Berkley (100,000)
30-Minute Meals: Get Togethers. Rachael Ray. Orig. Lake Isle (100,000)


The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2004.
Edited by Ken Park. Annual. World Almanac (923,267)
*The Old Farmer's Almanac 2004. Annual. Yankee (268,960)
J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2004. J.K. Lasser Institute. Orig. Wiley (250,000)
The Ernst & Young Tax Guide 2004. Ernst & Young. Orig. Wiley (230,000)
*The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2003. Edited by Ken Park. Annual. World Almanac (221,348)
*The Old Farmer's Almanac 2003. Annual. Yankee (194,147)
AAA Europe TravelBook. Annual. AAA (186,541)
AAA North American Road Atlas. Annual. AAA (183,255)
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2004. Richard Nelson Bolles. Orig. Ten Speed (103,740)


Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution. Robert C. Atkins. Reissue Avon (4,220,000)
#The King of Torts. John Grisham. Rep. Dell (3,700,000)
Seabiscuit. Laura Hillenbrand. Movie tie-in. Ballantine (2,666,012)
Key of Light. Nora Roberts. Orig. Jove (2,500,000)
Key of Knowledge. Nora Roberts. Orig. Jove (2,400,000)
Key of Valor. Nora Roberts. Orig. Jove (2,300,000)
Three Fates. Nora Roberts. Rep. Jove (2,000,000)

**Angels & Demons. Dan Brown. Rep. Pocket (1,900,000)
Red Rabbit. Tom Clancy. Rep. Berkley (1,800,000)
The Beach House. James Patterson. Rep. Warner (1,773,180)
Prey. Michael Crichton. Rep. Avon (1,612,000)
Daddy's Little Girl. Mary Higgins Clark. Rep. Pocket (1,600,000)
Four Blind Mice. James Patterson. Rep. Warner (1,572,642)
Truly Madly Manhattan. Nora Roberts. Orig. Harlequin (1,500,000)
Engaging the Enemy. Nora Roberts. Orig. Silhouette (1,500,000)
Eleventh Hour. Catherine Coulter. Rep. Jove (1,500,000)
2ndChance. James Patterson. Rep. Warner Vision(1,472,315)
Portrait of a Killer. Patricia Cornwell. Rep. Berkley (1,400,000)
The Atkins Essentials. Atkins Health and Medical. Orig. Avon (1,371,000)
#The Runaway Jury. John Grisham. Movie tie-in. Dell Island (1,360,000)
#Answered Prayers. Danielle Steel. Rep. Dell (1,340,000)
#By the Light of the Moon. Dean Koontz. Rep. Bantam (1,320,000)
Dreamcatcher. Stephen King. Movie tie-in. Pocket (1,300,000)
Mortal Prey. John Sandford. Rep. Berkley (1,300,000)
Portrait in Death. J. Robb. Orig. Berkley (1,250,000)
Reversible Errors. Scott Turow. Rep. Warner (1,215,687)
From a Buick 8. Stephen King. Rep. Pocket (1,200,000)
**Everything's Eventual. Stephen King. Rep. Pocket (1,200,000).
Mulberry Tree. Jude Deveraux. Rep. Pocket (1,200,000)
Q Is for Quarry. Sue Grafton. Rep. Berkley (1,200,000)
Imitation in Death. J. Robb. Orig. Berkley (1,200,000)
Hard Eight. Janet Evanovich. Rep. St. Martin's (1,183,145)
Full Tilt. Janet Evanovich. Orig. St. Martin's (1,157,483)
The Cottage. Danielle Steel. Rep. Dell
#The Shelters of Stone. Jean M. Auel. Rep. Bantam (1,110,000)
Hornet Flight. Ken Follett. Rep. Signet (1,100,000)
An Accidental Woman. Barbara Delinsky. Rep. Pocket (1,100,000)
Forever & Always. Jude Deveraux. Orig. Pocket (1,100,000)
Fire Ice. Clive Cussler. Rep. Berkley (1,100,000)
Full Speed. Janet Evanovich. Orig. St. Martin's (1,082,321)
#**A Painted House. John Grisham. Rep. Dell (1,075,000)
#No One to Trust. Iris Johansen. Rep. Bantam (1,075,000)
#The Return of the King. J.R.R. Tolkien. Movie tie-in. Del Rey (1,032,485)
The Janson Directive. Robert Ludlum. Rep. St. Martin's (1,031,453)
#Lucky's Lady. Tami Hoag. Reissue. Bantam (1,030,000)
Visions of Sugarplums. Janet Evanovich. Rep. St. Martin's (1,022,405)
#Body of Lies. Iris Johansen. Rep. Bantam
*Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas. James Patterson. Rep. Warner (1,017,072)
Tom Clancy's Op-Center X. Jeff Rovin. Orig. Berkley (1,000,000)
Net Force #7. Tom Clancy. Orig. Berkley (1,000,000)
Lawless. Nora Roberts. Orig. Harlequin (1,000,000)
Sullivan's Woman. Nora Roberts. Orig. Silhouette (1,000,000)
Less of a Stranger. Nora Roberts. Orig. Silhouette (1,000,000)
Temptation. Nora Roberts. Orig. Silhouette (1,000,000)

Stone Monkey. Jeffery Deaver. Rep. Pocket (950,000)
Someone to Watch over Me. Judith McNaught. Rep. Pocket (950,000)
Late Bloomer. Fern Michaels. Rep. Pocket (925,000)
Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option. Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds. Rep. St. Martin's (908,486)
#Sunset in St. Tropez. Danielle Steel. Rep. Dell (905,000)
Trading Places. Fern Michaels. Orig. Pocket (900,000)
The Arraignment. Steve Martini. Rep. Jove (900,000)
A Cold Heart. Jonathan Kellerman. Rep. Ballantine (867,112)
The Crush. Sandra Brown. Rep. Warner (855,297)
Mount Vernon Love Story. Mary Higgins Clark. Rep. Pocket (850,000)
Quentins. Maeve Binchy. Rep. Signet (850,000)
#Hot Ice. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Bantam (820,000)
Holiday Present. Johanna Lindsey. Orig. Avon (816,710)
Future Scrolls. Fern Michaels. Rep. Kensington (815,000)
Timeline. Michael Crichton. Movie tie-in. Ballantine (797,904)
The Murder Book. Jonathan Kellerman. Rep. Ballantine (788,345)
#Her Father's House. Belva Plain. Rep. Dell (755,000)
The Short Forever. Stuart Woods. Rep. Signet (751,444)
Watchers. Dean Koontz. Rep. Berkley (750,000)
Tom Clancy's Power Plays (#7). Jerome Preisler. Orig. Berkley (750,000)

Broken Wings. V.C. Andrews. Orig. Pocket (725,000)
Kentucky Sunrise. Fern Michaels. Rep. Kensington (721,000)
The Sea Hunters II. Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo. Rep. Berkley (700,000)
Hidden Leaves. V.C. Andrews. Orig. Pocket (700,000)
Light in Shadow. Jayne Krentz. Rep. Jove (700,000)
#The Perfect Summer. Luanne Rice. Orig. Bantam (700,000)
Sleep No More. Greg Iles. Rep. Signet (686,575)
Blood Orchid. Stuart Woods. Rep. Signet (675,000)
Dirty Work. Stuart Woods. Rep. Signet (675,000)
About Face. Fern Michaels. Orig. Zebra/ Kensington (653,000)
Sons of Fortune. Jeffrey Archer. Rep. St. Martin's (636,465)
Faking It. Jennifer Crusie. Rep. St. Martin's (629,652)
Killjoy. Julie Garwood. Rep. Ballantine (625,677)
**When the Wind Blows. James Patterson. Rep. Warner (614,853)
Dying to Please. Linda Howard. Rep. Ballantine (610,106)
Chasing the Dime. Michael Connelly. Rep. Warner (600,541)
Without Pity. Ann Rule. Orig. Pocket (600,000)
Tom Clancy's Net Force #8: Changing of the Guard. Steve Perry. Orig. Berkley (600,000)
Midnight Runner. Jack Higgins. Rep. Berkley (600,000)
Up Country. Nelson DeMille. Rep. Warner Vision (593,352)
#*The Summons. John Grisham. Rep. Dell Island (585,000)
The Gunslinger. Stephen King. Rep. Signet (575,000)
City of Bones. Michael Connelly. Rep. Warner Vision (550,260)
Whispers at Midnight. Karen Robards. Rep. Pocket (550,000)
Midnight Flight. V.C. Andrews. Orig. Pocket (550,000)
#Unfit to Practice. Perri O'Shaughnessy. Rep. Dell (550,000)
#Fatal. Michael Palmer. Rep. Bantam
Stephen Coonts' Deep Black. Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice. Orig. St. Martin's (547,479)
Blackwood Farm. Anne Rice. Rep. Ballantine (540,429)
Crossroads of Twilight. Robert Jordan. Rep. Tor (536,802)
The Apprentice. Tess Gerritsen. Rep. Ballantine (530,654)
Nobody Knows. Mary Jane Clark. Rep. St. Martin's (528,883)
Grave Secrets. Kathy Reichs. Rep. Pocket (525,000)
Pursuit. Johanna Lindsey. Rep. Avon (524,000)
#The Survivors Club. Lisa Gardner. Rep. Bantam (515,000)
Stone Kiss. Faye Kellerman. Rep. Warner (513,254)
#Safe Harbor. Luanne Rice. Rep. Bantam (510,000)
Gentleman's Honor. Stephanie Laurens. Orig. Avon (504,000)
The Wailing Wind. Tony Hillerman. Rep. Avon (503,000)
Partner in Crime. J.A. Jance. Rep. Avon (502,000)
Running Scared. Elizabeth Lowell. Rep. Avon (502,000)
This Time Love. Elizabeth Lowell. Rep. Avon (501,000)
#Always a Thief. Kay Hooper. Orig. Bantam (500,000)
*Deception Point. Dan Brown Rep. Pocket (500,000)
Between Friends. Debbie Macomber. Orig. Harlequin (500,000)
Navy Wife. Debbie Macomber. Orig. Silhouette (500,000)

* Published in 2002.

** Continuous bestseller.

# Sales figures were submitted to PW in confidence, for use in placing titles on the lists. Numbers shown are rounded down to indicate relationship to sales figures of other titles.