Bookstat: Kindle titles can't topple Osman

Bookstat: Kindle titles can't topple Osman

Richard Osman’s The Man Who Died Twice (Penguin) has swiped the Bookstat e-book top spot for a third week running, once again charting top for the week ending 2nd October. Its predecessor, The Thursday Murder Club (Penguin), maintained fourth place in the chart.

Usually, around the turn of the month, the Bookstat chart becomes overwhelmed with Amazon-published titles, newly added to the Kindle Unlimited roster. However, even they couldn’t defeat the might of Osman, with Barbara Davis’ The Keeper of Happy Endings (Lake Union) and Susan Walter’s Good as Dead (Lake Union) debuting. 

Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi classic Foundation (HarperVoyager) debuted in the Bookstat top 10 a scant 70 years after it was first published, as the Apple TV+ adaptation begins rolling out. 

Clarification: Hachette has stated that One August Night sold 7,421 copies, and The Road Trip 5,001.

Correction: Simon McCleave's The River Seine Killings was erroneously excluded from the Bookstat chart for the week ending 2nd October. With an estimated 11,380 units sold, the title should have ranked in second place in the chart.