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ECPA Announces Bestselling Books and Authors of 2012

Thursday, January 24, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sheri Toomb
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1/24/13, Phoenix, Ariz. -- ECPA announces the Top 50 bestselling Christian books in both Christian retail and general outlets – along with the 20 top selling authors in both – for 2012. Sarah Young and her bestselling devotional, Jesus Calling, is a dominant force on the lists.

 

"We congratulate all the authors and publishers on these lists for their tremendous success in the marketplace this past year,” states ECPA President/CEO Mark Kuyper. "Nowhere is our mission more evident -- to make the transforming Christian message more widely known – than in the sales success of these excellent titles.”

The Top 10 books sold in Christian retail outlets were:

1. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
2. Be a Better Dad Today! by Gregory Slayton (Gospel Light)
3. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
4. Jesus Calling, Large-Print Deluxe Edition by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
5. The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn, (Charisma Media)
6. Jesus Calling, Deluxe Edition by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
7. Not A Fan by Kyle Idleman (Zondervan)
8. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan)
9. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones (Zondervan)
10.The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Moody Publishers)

The Top 10 Christian books sold from multiple retail channels were:

1. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
2. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
3. The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn (Charisma Media)
4. Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman (Zondervan)
5. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan)
6. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones (Zondervan)
7. Jesus Today by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
8. Jesus Calling for Kids by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
9. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Moody Publishers)
10. Heaven Is for Real for Kids by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

The top authors of 2012 were Sarah Young, Max Lucado, Todd Burpo, Karen Kingsbury and Joyce Meyer.

All lists are published in their entirety at www.ChristianBookExpo.com/bestseller/bestof2012 .

The ECPA Bestseller Lists are compiled using adult book sales data from retail stores and websites across the U.S. using Pubtrack sales data. ECPA releases and distributes each month’s bestsellers throughout the year. All lists are featured and archived on the consumer site, www.ChristianBookExpo.com, along with industry award winning titles. For more information or to be added to the monthly distribution list, visit www.ecpa.org/?page=bestseller_lists

For more information, contact Mark Kuyper at ECPA, mkuyper@ecpa.org or 480-966-3998.

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