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    Xanathar's Guide #1 non-fiction bestseller this week

    Mike Mearls tweeted this link from Publishers Weekly: Xanathar's Guide to Everything is currently in the number 1 spot for non-fiction. In a reply, Mike said that a second print run is on its way to the stores, so I think it's safe to assume that the first one sold out.
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    Fantastic: the financial success means we will see more like this.

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    I'm worried about the fact that it's non-fiction. Is there something we should know?
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    I don't know how Publisher's Weekly works their numbers, but they have Xanathar's down for 45,219 books sold year to date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
    I don't know how Publisher's Weekly works their numbers, but they have Xanathar's down for 45,219 books sold year to date?
    The book was released a couple of weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    The book was released a couple of weeks ago.
    Yes, the sales for the the week in question on the list are 44,000 alone: that's a lot of books. I presume these are estimates of some sort

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
    Yes, the sales for the the week in question on the list are 44,000 alone: that's a lot of books. I presume these are estimates of some sort
    Bookscan I think, it isn't perfect but tracks books being actually sold.

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    Well its nice to have numbers. So we can sort of correlate to amazon ranking, sorta.
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    I must admit, I never understood the interest in book sales figures, or movie box office, etc. I mean, I understand why WotC employees care, but it holds no real interest for me. I like an occasional MacDonalds, but I dont care how many Big Macs they sold this month!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    I must admit, I never understood the interest in book sales figures, or movie box office, etc. I mean, I understand why WotC employees care, but it holds no real interest for me. I like an occasional MacDonalds, but I dont care how many Big Macs they sold this month!
    There is a direct correlation, particularly in something like the tabletop hobby, between what sells and what we see more of. Book I like sells well, odds are I will get more of what I like. If a book I like doesn't sell well, likely not to see more of it.
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