The New York Times has more categories and subcategories for its bestseller lists than we can count. They used to just have two lists: one for fiction and one for nonfiction. Cue three J.K Rowling novels locking up the one, two, and three portions for over two years and they then subdivided their list and recently subdivided more.
They have placed The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide in their Children’s Chapter Book section. We thought it would end up in the self help and miscellaneous section because that’s where the movie companions usually go, but it looks like the New York Times had other ideas. The Twilight novels themselves usually appear in the Children’s Series section where books by the same author on the same topic go after they hit the third book in a story line. They are not currently in the top ten.
So for those of you keeping track, in its debut week, The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide did the following
- USA Today Number 4
- Wall Street Journal Number 1
- New York Times Number 1