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Aug 19, 2008 11:31 AM

What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

It would be great to see them so we could see what it was that makes them succesful.  Might also promote bit of friendly competition as well.

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1. Aug 19, 2008 9:00 PM in response to: JJrakman
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

They are mainly how-to books:

 

1.

Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage by Kay Bratt (Paperback - Jul 3, 2008)

Buy new: $19.96

 

2.

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason (Paperback - Jun 23, 2008)

Buy new: $6.75

 

3.

Exercising the Penis: How to Make Your Most Prized Organ Bigger, Harder & Healthier (Penis Enlargement) by Aaron Kemmer, Deby Cassill, and Richard Howard II (Paperback - Jan 17, 2008)

Buy new: $34.95 $29.57

 

4.

Wire Wrapping: The Basics and Beyond by Jim McIntosh (Paperback - Oct 26, 2007)

Buy new: $29.95

 

5.

Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition by Ramiel Nagel (Paperback - Jun 3, 2008)

Buy new: $28.95

 

6.

Official SAT Study Guide Solutions Manual: 2007-2008 Edition by Van Tsai (Paperback - Oct 31, 2007)

Buy new: $24.95

 

7.

Tournament Poker: 101 Winning Moves: Expert Plays for No-Limit Tournaments by Mitchell Cogert (Paperback - May 14, 2008)

Buy new: $19.95

 

8.

Successful QuickBooks Consulting: The Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Growing a QuickBooks Consulting Business ---Ideal for Bookkeeping or Bookkeepers, Accounting or Accountants, or Consultants by Michelle L. Long (Paperback - Oct 13, 2007)

Buy new: $24.95

 

9.

101 Worry - Free HCG Diet Recipes Plus Hints & Tips From Experts: Great Taste Yet Strict Adherance to Dr. Simeons / Trudeau HCG Protocol by Linda Prinster (Paperback - April 30, 2008)

1 Used & new from $17.77

 

10.

Love Letters of Great Men by John C. Kirkland (Paperback - May 12, 2008)

Buy new: $19.95

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2. Oct 30, 2008 8:43 AM in response to: Derek
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

Any update on the top 10?

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3. Oct 30, 2008 10:03 AM in response to: Mitchell1969
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

Current CreateSpace bestsellers are:

 

1. Love Letters of Great Men

by John C. Kirkland

(Paperback - May 12, 2008)

Buy new: $19.95

 

2.

Think and Grow Rich: 70th Anniversary Edition (Updated)

by Napoleon Hill

(Paperback - Aug 18, 2008)

Buy new: $7.95

 

3.

Exercising the Penis: How to Make Your Most Prized Organ Bigger, Harder & Healthier (Penis Enlargement)

by Aaron Kemmer, Deby Cassill, and Richard Howard II

(Paperback - Jan 17, 2008)

Buy new: $34.95

 

4.

The Richest Man in Babylon

by George S. Clason

(Paperback - Jun 23, 2008)

Buy new: $8.95

 

5.

Wire Wrapping: The Basics and Beyond

by Jim McIntosh

(Paperback - Oct 26, 2007)

Buy new: $29.95

 

6.

Millionaire REO Real Estate Agent: The Secret of REO's, BPO's, and Short Sales

by Charles Marcum

(Paperback - Oct 1, 2008)

Buy new: $21.95

 

7.

HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide

by Linda Prinster

(Paperback - Feb 27, 2008)

Buy new: $24.97

 

8.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

(Paperback - Aug 20, 2008)

Buy new: $4.95

 

9.

The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

(Paperback - Aug 27, 2008)

Buy new: $6.95

 

10.

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

(Paperback - Jul 30, 2008)

Buy new: $7.95

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4. Oct 30, 2008 10:07 AM in response to: JJrakman
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

If you click this link you can see ALL CreateSpace book titles sorted by BESTSELLING:

 

 

ALL CREATESPACE books sorted BESTSELLING

 

 

Don't forget this are only these titles with ISBN from Createspace, not from these publishers which publish under there own ISBN

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5. Oct 30, 2008 10:54 AM in response to: TheDesignHouse
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

Thanks for the link, TheDesignHouse. I used it to find my novel's rank amoung CS sales: it's number 399 as of 13:30 30 October. (Subject, of course, to change as the day wears on.)

 

I passed lots of reprints, sex, UFO and how to-s on the way to 399. Surprisingly, I also passed a kids book and a YA book.

Political books (reprints of current campaign speeches) were also plentiful enough to take notice of them.

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6. Oct 30, 2008 1:01 PM in response to: Derek
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

are these CS sales, Amazon sales, or both?

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7. Oct 30, 2008 1:26 PM in response to: DollarMan
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

Definitely just CS....

 

Oh no, I've fallen to number 27!

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8. Oct 30, 2008 1:29 PM in response to: DollarMan
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

These are Amazon sales.

The link above is the direct link as if you would go to amazon "advanced search", type in Createspace as publisher and sort "bestselling".

Then you will get these results.

 

But I highly doubt that this ranking is true.

If you open the single book pages and take a closer look you'll see contrary amazon sales ranks.

In the Top 20 you'll find for example some public domain books which are displayed on the book sales page itself with a #100,000 ranking

but with let's say 100 reviews which in real are from a different book and a different publisher "imported" into the book page.

 

So in short I strongly believe that the sort results of best-selling createspace books on amazon are not "real" sales ranking numbers.

 

I have published one public domain book myself some weeks ago and since a view days I have reviews on my page as well magically imported into my page from a different version of this book. Also you can see "customers who bought this item also bought ..." with an endless listing.

BUT 1) My sales rank displayed on my page is low because it sold just 6 copies yet.

BUT 2) I looked into that ranking listing and my book pops up in the "Top 200" list .... With 6 copies sold ???

 

So all in all, it's nice to browse a bit though createspace listings, but forget this "Top 10" or "Bestselling" sorting. It's not real.

(Or I have a bestseller and Createspace is telling me I just told 6 copies, LOL)

 

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9. Dec 9, 2008 11:13 AM in response to: TheDesignHouse
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

I've taken a different approach to finding out popularity of CS books on Amazon. I used Google to search for Amazon ranking data and then mined it by pasting it into a spreadsheet. I took in 10 pages of results at 100 results per page, so 10,000 in total. 

 

This is useless and unreliable info for many, many reasons, but the reason I did it was to get an idea of "typical" Amazon rankings for CS books.

 

This is what I ended up (top 10; deliberately excludes Kindle editions):

 

Love Letters of Great Men: John C. Kirkland: - 1858

Exercising the Penis: How to Make Your Most Prized  - 11463

Think and Grow Rich: 70th Anniversary Edition  - 12399

As The World Dies: The First Days: A Zombie Trilogy - 13191

The Science of Getting Rich: Wallace D. Wattles - 13982

Tournament Poker: 101 Winning Moves: Expert Plays for - 16909

Tao Cycle Therapy: Natural Happiness via Self Directed - 17283

The Jungle : The Uncensored Original Edition:- 19326

Jerry Thomas Bartenders Guide 1887 Reprint - 22755

In His Own Words: BARACK OBAMA - THE AMERICAN PROMISE - 23321

 

The worst ranked book in my survey was at 7324151. I won't mention its name, because my methods are entirely unreliable and it wouldn't be fair.

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10. Dec 9, 2008 11:42 AM in response to: johnny8
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

I am number 6--LMAO, it doesn't surprise me since I feel like a prisoner using CreateSpace.

 

I continue to be disappointed by their lousy customer service...with the constant delay to get an answer,

and their inadequate answers.  G-d forbid they would have a phone number to call, so questions

could be answered in minutes...rather than days and weeks.

 

The saying is that if you have one unhappy customer it probably means you have 100 other

unhappy customers.  And my guess is that they have fewer and fewer customers as the

word gets out.

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11. Dec 11, 2009 3:27 PM in response to: JJrakman
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

I wouldn't depend too much on Amazon's ranking. It changes constantly. If I sell a book on Amazon and monitor the book's ranking, it will jump about wildly but eventually fall back into the herd until another book is sold. If your book shows up in the top 100 or so on a regular basis, you're selling some serious books.

 

I noticed that people are using Create Space to reprint previously published books. Interesting.

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12. Aug 24, 2010 3:44 PM in response to: TheDesignHouse
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

8/24/10

Hi TheDesignHouse,

I clicked on the link you gave called 'all createspace books sorted bestselling', and I noticed something.  Maybe you, or another helpful person, could tell me,... why is it that #8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and #47. The Metamorphasis by Franz Kafka have the exact same picture of half of a man's face on their covers?  - Vintage

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13. Aug 24, 2010 4:46 PM in response to: Vintage
Re: What are the top 10 selling CreateSpace books?

is there anyway on CS that I can browse all books and see what's out there, maybe buy some?

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