Top 200 bestsellers take 10% of US market

<p>The top 200 US bestselling books in 2004 accounted for 10.8% of the total market, as measured by Nielsen BookScan US. The 200 combined to sell 73.5m copies out of a total 677.9m units sold during the year. Among those 200 titles were 10 that exceeded a million copies each, 22 that moved between a million and 500,000 units and 101 that sold between half a million and 200,000 copies.

The remaining 67 titles sold between 200,000 and 155,000 copies. Put another way--books that sold fewer than 155,000 copies made up 89% of the total sales tracked by BookScan US.

That elite group of million-...

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