Beyond Bestseller Lists—Insights for Local Booksellers, Powered by Public Libraries
The latest Panorama Picks spotlighting under-the-radar backlist titles library patrons have been waiting to borrow in 9 different regions across the United States are now available. Each region’s list features 25 titles in fiction, nonfiction, and young adult categories for a total of 517 unique titles—467 of which appear on 2 or fewer regional lists (90%)—reflecting the diverse interests and unmet demand of avid readers in each region.
Notable titles popular in multiple regions include Alyssa Cole’s A Princess in Theory (HarperCollins, 2018), Nora Roberts’ Night Moves (Silhouette, 2018), Andrea Owen's How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t (Basic Books, 2018), Edward Lee's Buttermilk Graffiti (Artisan, 2018), Anthony Horowitz's Never Say Die (Penguin Young Readers Group, 2017), and Claire Kann's Let's Talk About Love (Feiwel & Friends, 2018).
The regional lists are optimized for local booksellers via groupings aligned with the American Booksellers Association’s (ABA) regional associations, and are intended to help libraries and booksellers work together more effectively to better serve active readers in their communities, while helping publishers and authors identify regional marketing opportunities for titles (and authors) that have moved beyond their initial marketing windows.