Announces Best-Selling Books of 2011

 “Steve Jobs” is the #1 best-selling book overall

“The Mill River Recluse” and “The Abbey,” both independently published using Kindle Direct Publishing, make the Top 10 list without a print edition

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 12, 2011–, Inc.(NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the top 10 best-selling books of 2011 overall (print and Kindle combined). “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, “Bossypants” by Tina Feyand “A Stolen Life” by Jaycee Dugardtake the top three spots on the list. “The Mill River Recluse” by Darcie Chanand “The Abbey” by Chris Culvercome in at #4 and #9. Both titles made the list based solely on Kindle sales and were independently published using Kindle Direct Publishing. This list takes into account first editions that were published in 2011, and considers only paid units. To see all of’s best-selling books of 2011, or to buy or gift any of them, go to

“After the year of recommending books to our customers, it’s always fun to see what books really resonated with them,” saidChris Schluep, Senior Editor of Books, “We chose ‘Steve Jobs’ as one of the Top 10 best books of the year, and even though it was published in October, the sales have been phenomenal in both formats. And we’re really excited thatKindle Direct Publishingauthors have taken two of the top spots this year for book sales overall.”

The top 10 best-selling books overall are:

  1. “Steve Jobs” byWalter Isaacson
  2. “Bossypants” byTina Fey
  3. “A Stolen Life” byJaycee Dugard
  4. “The Mill River Recluse” byDarcie Chan
  5. “In the Garden of the Beasts” byErik Larson
  6. “A Dance with Dragons” byGeorge R.R. Martin
  7. “The Paris Wife” byPaula McLain
  8. “The Litigators” byJohn Grisham
  9. “How to Disappear” byFrank M. Ahearn & Eileen C. Horan
  10. “Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle)” byChristopher Paolini

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