Amazon Charts: Beloved bounces as Lewis takes the helm

Amazon Charts: Beloved bounces as Lewis takes the helm

Toni Morrison's Beloved (Vintage Digital) has made its debut in the Amazon charts, following the announcement of the 88-year-old author's death last week

Beloved entered the chart in the Most Sold: Fiction list in fourth place. Through Nielsen BookScan, the 1997-published print edition jumped by 1,501% in volume week on week.

Susan Lewis' One Minute Later (HarperCollins) has leapfrogged L J Ross' Penshaw as the Most-Sold: Fiction title in the Amazon charts. Ross' self-published crime title was pushed into third place as former number one Rachel Abbott's And So It Begins (Wildfire) jumped back into second place.

Ross was also bested in the Most Read: Fiction chart, which saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Pottermore) swipe the top spot, with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone closely following. One Minute Later also made its debut in Most Read, after spending three weeks riding high in the Most Sold chart.

In Most Sold: Non-Fiction, Edith Eger's The Choice (Ebury) hit fourth place—the Holocaust memoir soared in sales through Nielsen BookScan's TCM earlier this year after the 91-year-old author appeared on BBC Breakfast. Anthony Beevor's Stalingrad (Penguin) and Deborah Frances-White's The Guilty Feminist (Virago) also debuted on Most Sold: Non-Fiction. And, two weeks ahead of publication, Jamie Oliver's Veg (Penguin) appeared in 20th place, on the strength of pre-orders alone.

The Most Read: Non-Fiction chart was once again dominated by Michelle Obama's Becoming (Penguin), although Ben Macintyre's The Spy and the Traitor (Penguin) racked up the highest numbers of highlighted passages by its Kindle readers.