A blog about Bloomsbury Academic's 33 1/3 series, our other books about music, and the world of sound in general.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The top twenty

I'm occasionally asked which are the biggest selling books in the series. Well, here's the complete list so far, in descending order of sales. (Bear in mind is that some of these books have been on sale for much longer than others.) If anybody's interested, I'll update this table every once in a while.

Meat is Murder
The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Forever Changes
Velvet Underground & Nico
Unknown Pleasures
Dusty in Memphis
Let It Be (Beatles)
OK Computer
Electric Ladyland
Sign ‘O’ the Times
Abba Gold
Let It Be (Replacements)
Live at the Apollo
Pet Sounds
Exile on Main St.
Led Zep IV


Tim said...

VGPS at #2? Impressive.

Anonymous said...

What kind of sales figures are we talking here? Could you give us a ballpark figure?


David said...

Average sales are around four or five thousand per title. I'm hopeful that most of the new ones will end up doing better than that...