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Big Names Dominated US Bestsellers in 2012

Posted at 11:34PM Monday 14 Jan 2013

Parsing through the top 10 bestsellers of 2012 in a number of major publishing categories reads like a usual suspects list, as a small number of authors filled a large number of spots. The result: 2012's bestseller lists showed relatively little variety, and the phenomenon wasn't just limited to any one category.


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