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Below are 437+ of the bestselling books from indie book publishers that have made the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, or USA Today bestsellers lists in the past twenty years or merits bestseller status for the number of books sold.

Marketing bestsellers is a lot of work, but many indie book publishers have succeeded at creating bestselling books. To order from Amazon.com any of the bestselling books which are underlined, click on the book title.

“Only one in 10,000 books sells more than a million copies,” points out John Kremer, and author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books. “Of the more than 7 million titles currently in print, only a small portion have ever sold a million copies. When a small publisher achieves this milestone, it is a true sign that the book struck a chord with readers — a major chord that built the word-of-mouth for the book.”


The Abs Diet by David Zinczenko and Ted Spiker (Rodale Press)

The Abs Diet Eat Right Every Time Guide by David Zinczenko and Ted Spiker (Rodale Press)

Absolute Power by David Limbaugh (Regnery Publishing)

Addy Learns a Lesson by Connie Porter (Pleasant Company). Sold more than 1.6 million copies.

Addy's Surprise by Connie Porter (Pleasant Company). Sold more than 1.4 million copies.

Adventures of a Psychic by Sylvia Browne and Antoinette May (Hay House)

The Age of Miracles by Marianne Williamson (Hay House)

Alligator Tales (And Crocodiles Too!) by Miles Smeeton, Eric Grantvedt, illustrator (Pelican)

America's Heroes (Sports Publishing International). Sold more than 500,000 copies and debuted on the New York Times list at #10.

And the Crowd Goes Wild by Joe Garner (Sourcebooks). Over 700,000 copies sold.

Apollyon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale)

Armageddon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale)

Assassins by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale)

The Authorized Osbornes (Triumph)

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda (Self-Realization Fellowship)

 


Baking Soda, Over 500 Uses... by Vicki Lansky (BookPeddlers). Sold more than 230,000 copies.

Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties and Cats Gone Bad by Jim Edgar (Workman). 490,000 in print.

Bamboo and Lace by Lori Wick (Harvest House)

Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus (Public Affairs).

The Barbecue! Bible by Steven Raichlen (Workman Publishing)

Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton (Workman). Sold 1.1 million copies.

Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer (Harrison House).

The Beanie Baby Handbook by Les and Sue Fox (West Highland). More than 4,000,000 sold. Months on the New York Times bestseller list.

The Beatles Anthology (Chronicle Books). Sold more than a million copies.

Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book by Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield (Workman Publishing). 1.8 million copies in print.

The Best Baby Name Book by Bruce Lansky (Meadowbrook Press). 3,630,000 copies in print.

The Best of Amish Cooking by Phyllis Pellman Good (Good Books). Sold more than 300,000 copies.

Bias: CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News by Bernard Goldberg (Regnery).

The Biggest Riddle Book in the World (Sterling Publishing).

Blessings Every Day by Carla Barnhill (Tyndale). Sold 280,000 copies in 2002 alone.

BodyChange: The 21-Day Fitness Program by Montel Williams and Wini Linguvic (Mountain Movers Press)

The Bones Book & Skeleton by Stephen Cumbaa (Workman). 1.7 million copies sold.

The Book of Classic Board Games (Klutz Press). 1.1 million copies sold.

Book of Sudoku #1 by Michael Mepham (Overlook Press)

Book of Sudoku #2 by Michael Mepham (Overlook Press)

Book of Sudoku #3 by Michael Mepham (Overlook Press)

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner (Albert Whitman). 1.7 million copies sold.

Breakdown by Bill Gertz (Regnery).

Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson (Tyndale). Sold 612,000 copies in 2002.

The Bug Book & Bug Bottle by Hugh Danks (Workman). 1.6+ million copies sold.

The Bureau and the Mole by David A Vise (Atlantic Monthly). Hit most bestseller lists.


The Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn (Workman Publishing). Sold 1.1 million copies.

Cat's Cradle by Anne Akers Johnson (Klutz Press). Sold more than 2.6 million copies.

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield (originally self-published but became a bestseller when published by Warner)

Changes for Samantha by Valerie Tripp (Pleasant Company). Sold more than 1.2 million copies.

ChangeWave Investing by Tobin Smith (Bard Press)

Chicken Soup for the Baseball Lover's Soul by Jack Canfield, et.al. (Health Communications). Sold 215,000 copies in 2002.

Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, P. Aubrey, and N. Mitchell (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the College Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger, and Dan Clark (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman's Soul by Jack Canfield, et.al. (Health Communications). Sold 161,000 copies in 2002 and 195,000 copies in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Barbara DeAngelis (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Dog and Cat Lover's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, M. Becker, Carol Kline, and P. Lambert (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Father's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, J. Aubery, M. Donnelly, and C. Donnelly (Health Communications). Sold 483,000 copies in 2002.

Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul by Jack Canfield, et.al. (Health Communications). Sold 281,000 copies in 2002.

Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, J. Aubery, M. Donnelly, and C. Donnelly (Health Communications). Sold 176,000 copies in 2002 and 179,000 copies in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul by Jack Canfield, et.al. (Health Communications). Sold 250,000 copies in 2002 and 335,000 copies in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul by Jack Canfield, et.al. (Health Communications). Sold 113,000 copies in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Home Lover's Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. Sold 260,000 in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Kimberly Kirberger (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, and Marci Shimoff (Health Communications). 4.3 million copies sold by 2002.

Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul, II by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, and Marci Shimoff (Health Communications). Sold 630,000 copies in 2002 alone.

Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Health Communications). Sold 360,000 in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul by Jack Canfield, et.al. (Health Communications). Sold 155,000 copies in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Matthew Adams, Jeff Aubery, and Kirk Autio (Health Communications). Sold 420,000 copies in 2002.

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, M Becker, and Carol Kline (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Health Communications). Sold 154,000 copies in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, and Marci Shimoff (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty & Nancy Mitchell, and Heather & Katy McNamara (Health Communications). Sold 322,000 copies in 2002 and 422,000 copies in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids by Jack Canfield, et.al. (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Soul of America by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Matt Adams (Health Communications). Sold 410,000 copies in 2002 and 423,000 copies in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Health Communications). Sold 390,000 copies in 2002 and 484,000 copies in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and K. Kirberger (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and K. Kirberger (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love and Friendship by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and K. Kirberger (Health Communications). Sold 449,000 copies in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul by Jack Canfield, et.al. (Health Communications). Sold 119,000 copies in 2003.

Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and H. McNamara (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul by Jack Canfield, et.al. (Health Communications). Sold 258,000 copies in 2002.

Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul by Jack Canfield, et.al. (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, and Marci Shimoff (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul II by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, and Marci Shimoff (Health Communications)

Chicken Soup for the Working Woman's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, et.al. (Health Communications). Sold 118,000 copies in 2003.

A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer (Health Communications). A year and a half on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.

The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans (self-published and Simon & Schuster).

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (Atlantic Monthly Press)

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins (Berrett-Koehler Publishers). A New York Times bestseller.

Contacting Your Spirit Guide by Sylvia Brown (Hay House)

Conversations with God, Book 1 by Neale Donald Walsch (first published by Hampton Roads but became a bestseller in the Putnam edition)

Conversations with God, Book 2 by Neale Donald Walsch (Hampton Roads). A New York Times bestseller.

Conversations with God, Book 3 by Neale Donald Walsch (Hampton Roads). A New York Times bestseller.

Cooking: A Very Slightly Messy Manual (Klutz Press). Has sold more than a million copies.

Cooking 'Round the Clock by Rachael Ray (Lake Isle Press). Bestselling cookbook of the 2004 holiday season.

Copycat Marketing 101 by Burke Hedges (Inti Publishing). 340,000 sold.

The Covenant with Black America by Tavis Smiley, editor (Third World Press). New York Times bestseller list.

Creating Affluence by Deepak Chopra (New World Library)

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain (Nataraj Publishing). Sold more than 6.5 million copies since 1977.

Crosley by Rusty McClure with David Stern and Michael Banks (Clerisy Press). Hit the Business Week bestseller list.

Crossing Over by John Edward (Jodere Group and Princess Books). Sold 177,000 copies in 2002.

A Cup of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg, Warren Hanson, illustrator (Waldman House). Has sold 1.5 million copies in 20 years.

Cup of Comfort by Colleen Sell (Adams Media)


Dangerous Diplomacy by Joel Mowbray (Regnery). Hit the New York Times list.

Day of Terror: September 11, 2001 by Barbara Shangle (American Products). Became a bestseller after the 9/11 tragedy.

Debt Cure "They" Don't Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau (Equity Press). Hit bestseller list.

Dereliction of Duty by Robert Patterson (Regnery). Hit the New York Times list.

Desecration by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins (Tyndale). #9 of the Left Behind Series of bestsellers. It had a first printing of more than 2.9 million copies.

The Dinner Doctor by Anne Byrn (Workman). Sold 375,000 copies in 2003.

Discipline without Shouting or Spanking by Jerry Wyckoff and Barbara Unell (Meadowbrook Press). 700,000 books in print.

Do It! by Peter McWilliams (Prelude Press). Hit the major bestseller lists.

Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter by Robert C. Atkins (M. Evans)

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Cookbook by Robert C. Atkins (M. Evans)

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins (M. Evans)

Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss 30-Day Plan by Howard Shapiro (Rodale).

Don't Bet Against Me by Deanna Favre (Tyndale). Hit the NYT bestseller list.

Don't Squat with Yer Spurs On!: A Cowboy's Guide to Life by Texas Bix Bender (Gibb-Smith). 500,000 copies in print.

Dragons of a Vanished Moon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (Wizards of the Coast).

Dream-Biz.com by Burke Hedges (Inti Publishing). 585,000 sold.


Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss (Profile Books). Sold 830,000 copies in the United Kingdom; sold rights to Gotham Books in the U.S. where it also became a bestseller.

Effective Phrases for Performance Appraisals by James E. Neal Jr. (Neal Publications). A Business Week bestseller.

The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett and Lawrence Cunningham (Cunningham Group). A Business Week bestseller.

Explorabook by John Cassidy (Klutz Press). Has sold 1,065,000 copies since 1991.


Fame by Karen Kingsbury (Tyndale House). 175,000 copies in print.

Feed Me! I'm Yours by Vicki Lansky (Meadowbrook Press). More than 3 million copies in print.

15,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky (Meadowbrook Press). 1,566,000 copies in print.

A 5th Portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Health Communications)

50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth by John Javna (Andrews McMeel). Has sold more than a million copies.

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth by John Javna (Earthworks Press). Has sold more than four million copies.

The Final Days by Barbara Olson (Regnery Press). Made the New York Times bestseller list.

First-Year Baby Care by Paula Kelly (Meadowbrook Press). More than 300,000 copies sold.

Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody)

Fix-it and Forget-It Cookbook by Dawn J. Ranck and Phyllis Pellman Good (Good Books). Sold 2.5 million copies. The top-selling cookbook in the major chains. In 2002, this book sold 1.8 million copies, outselling the movie tie-in editions of the Lord of the Rings movies by two to one. Sold 747,000 copies in 2003.

Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly by Phyllis Pellman Good (Good Books). More than 500,000 copies sold.

Fix-it and Forget-It Recipes for Entertaining by Phyllis Pellman Good and Dawn J. Ranck (Good Books). Sold 600,000 copies in 2002 alone. Sold 270,000 copies in 2003.

Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts (Naval Institute Press)

Forgiven by Karen Kingsbury (Tyndale House). 165,000 copies in print.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen). Over two years on the Publisher's Weekly bestseller list. Sold 500,000 copies in 2002.

4 Blondes by Candace Bushnell (Atlantic Monthly)

Free Stuff for Kids (Meadowbrook Press). 5,116,000 books in print.


Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel (Walker)

Games Babies Play by Vicki Lansky (BookPeddlers). Sold more than 200,000 copies.

Garden Way's Joy of Gardening by Dick Raymond (Storey). Sold 769,000 copies.

Girlfriends by Carmen Renee Berry and Tamara Traeder (Wildcat Canyon Press). Sold 600,000 copies within the first year or so. Made all the bestseller lists.

Gone Fishin' by Walter Mosley (Black Classic Press)

Grandma Knows Best, But No One Ever Listens by Mary McBride (Meadowbrook Press). Sold 350,000 copies.

Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock (Chronicle Books)

Guinness World Records (Guinness Media). Perennial bestseller.


Haley's Hints by Graham & Rosemary Haley (3H Productions). A self-published bestseller.

Happy Birthday, Kirsten! by Janet Shaw (Pleasant Company). Sold more than a million copies.

Happy Birthday, Samantha by Valerie Tripp (Pleasant Company). Sold more than 1.2 million copies.

Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism by Dore Gore (Regnery). Hit the New York Times bestseller list.

The Healer by Dee Henderson (Multnomah).

Healing with Whole Foods (North Atlantic Books and Frog Ltd). Sold 400,000 plus copies.

Heartsongs by Mattie Stepanek (Vacation Spot Press). Debuted at #10 on the New York Times bestseller list three weeks after Oprah devoted an hour-long show to this 11-year-old poet, a victim of muscular dystrophy.

Heaven by Randy Alcorn (Tyndale House). Sold 200,000 copies in hardcover in 2005.

The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto (Beyond Words). 900,000 copies sold worldwide. A New York Times bestseller.

How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too by Sal Severe (Greentree Publishing). They have sold more than 500,000 copies since 1997.

How to Get Filthy Stinking Rich and Still Have Time for Great Sex by Herb Kay (Bard Press)

How to Grill by Steven Raichlen (Workman Publishing). Sold 445,000 copies.

How to Satisfy a Woman Every Time by Naura Hayden (self-published). On the New York Times bestseller list for 63 weeks!

How to Shit in the Woods by Kathleen Meyer (Ten Speed Press). Has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.

How to Work for an Idiot by John Hoover. A Business Week bestseller.

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy (Naval Institute Press). A major bestseller.

Hurricane Charley by Barbara Shangle (American Products Corporation). In the fall of 2004, this book outsold NYT bestsellers in Florida.


The Idiot Girl's Action-Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro (iUniverse and Villard). Originally self-published via iUniverse, then became a bestseller via Villard.

I Hope You Dance by Mark Sanders and Tia Sillers (Rutledge Hill Press). Made the Publishers Weekly bestseller list. Sold 648,000 copies in 2002, 1.2 million overall.

I Want to Live by Lurline McDaniel (Carolrhoda Books). Sold 544,000 copies.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris (Multnomah Press). Hit the top of the bestseller lists in 1997.

Illustrated Dream Dictionary (Sterling Publishing). Has sold more than 800,000 copies since 1996.

An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore (Rodale Press). Hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Incredible You! by Wayne Dyer (Hay House). New York Times bestseller list.

The Indwelling by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (Tyndale)

Inside the Magic Kingdom by Tom Connellan (Bard Press)

The Instant Millionaire by Mark Fisher (New World Library)


Jorge Cruise's 8 Minutes in the Morning by Jorge Cruise (Rodale)

Journey Through Heartsongs by Mattie Stepanek (Vacation Spot Press). Debuted at #13 on the New York Times bestseller list four weeks after Oprah devoted an hour-long show to this 11-year-old poet, a victim of muscular dystrophy.

The Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer (Simon & Schuster). This book, originally self-published, sells hundreds of thousands of copies every year.

Juggling for the Complete Klutz by John Cassidy (Klutz Press). Sold 2.5 million copies since 1977.


Kids Pick the Funniest Poems selected by Bruce Lansky (Meadowbrook Press). Sold 450,000 copies.

Kirsten Learns a Lesson by Janet Shaw (Pleasant Co.). Has sold 1.1 million copies.

Kirsten's Surprise by Janet Shaw (Pleasant Co.). Has sold 1.1 million copies.

Knock 'Em Dead by Martin Yale (Adams Media). Sold 3 million copies since 1987.


Laura: America's First Lady, First Mother by Antonia Felix (Adams Media).

Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute (Berrett-Koehler). Made the Business Week bestseller list.

Lean Bodies by Cliff Sheats (Summit Group)

Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale). 63 million copies sold in the series.

Left Behind: The Kids #1: The Vanishings by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale). Has sold 1.2 million copies.

Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza (Hay House). New York Times bestseller list.

Let's Roll! by Lisa Beamer (Tyndale). Sold 958,000 copies in 2002.

Life 101 by Peter McWilliams (Prelude Press). Hit the major bestseller lists.

A Life God Rewards: Why Everything You Do Today Matters Forever by Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah). Sold 1,186,000 copies in 2002.

Life's Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (Rutledge Hill). Sold 8 million copies.

Life's Little Instruction Book, Volume II by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (Rutledge Hill)

Life's Little Instruction Book, Volume III by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (Rutledge Hill)

Little Black Book of Connections by Jeffrey Gitomer (Bard Press). Made the Business Week bestseller list.

The Little Mac Book by Robin Williams (Peachpit)

 

The Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer (Bard Press). Made the Business Week bestseller list.

Little Thoughts with Love by Anne Geddes (Cedco Publishing)

The Littlest Christmas Tree by Janie Jasin (BookPeddlers). Sold 300,000 copies.

Live and Learn and Pass It On by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (Rutledge Hill). Spent 28 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

Live and Learn and Pass It On, Volume II by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (Rutledge Hill)

Live and Learn and Pass It On, Volume III by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (Rutledge Hill)

Living in the Light by Shakti Gawain (New World Library)


Mad Libs #1 by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan). Sold 1.5 million copies.

Mad Libs #4 by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan). Sold 1.4 million copies.

Mad Libs #5: Goofy by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan). Sold 1.4 million copies.

Mad Libs #6: Off the Wall by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan). Sold 1.4 million copies.

A Man, a Can, a Plan by David Joachim, et.al. (Rodale Press)

Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (University of Chicago Press). Sells 150,000 copies per year. More than 5 million copies have been sold.

The Mark by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale)

Marv Levy: Where Else Would You Rather Be? by Marv Levy (Sports Publishing). New York Times bestseller.

Meditations by Sylvia Browne (Hay House)

Meet Addy by Connie Porter (Pleasant Company). Sold more than 2 million copies.

Meet Kirsten by Janet Shaw (Pleasant Company). Sold more than 1.8 million copies.

Meet Molly by Valerie Tripp (Pleasant Company). Sold more than 1.5 million copies.

Meet Samantha by Susan Adler (Pleasant Company). Sold more than 2.1 million copies.

Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America by Mark Lewis (Regnery). PW bestseller.

Messages from Your Angels by Doreen Virtue (Hay House). 700,000 copies sold.

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley and William Danko (Longstreet Press)

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 7th Edition (The Mountaineers Club). This book has sold more than 500,000 copies in six editions.

Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan (originally self-published but became a bestseller when published by Harper-Collins)

My First Bible in Pictures by Kenneth Taylor (Tyndale). Sold more than a million copies.

My Very Own Haggadah by Madeline Wikler and Judyth Saypol Groner (Kar-Ben Copies). Has sold more than two million copies since it was published in 1974.


A National Party No More by Zell Miller (Stroud & Hall). Hit the New York Times bestseller list.

Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau (Alliance Publishing). #14 bestselling book of 2005.

Never Ask a Man the Size of His Spread by Gladiola Montana (Gibbs Smith). More than 250,000 copies sold.

The New Basics Cookbook by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins (Workman Publishing). 1.8 million copies in print.

The New Glucose Revolution (Marlowe & Company). More than 200,000 copies sold.

The New Router Handbook (Sterling Publishing). More than 2 million copies.

New York September 11 by Magnum Photographers (powerHouse)

The New Zucchini Cookbook by Nancy Ralston (Storey). Sold 484,000 copies.

Nicolae by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale)

Night Light for Parents by James and Shirley Dobson (Multnomah Press)

9-11 by Noam Chomsky (Seven Stories)

No Greater Love by Mother Teresa (New World Library)

No Time to Cry by Lurline McDaniel (Carolrhoda Books). Sold 268,000 copies.

Nostradamus and His Prophecies by Edgar Leoni (Dover). Made the NYT bestseller list after 9/11.

The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins (Harvard Common Press). Has sold more than 700,000 copies.

Nuts! Southwest Airline's Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success by Kevin and Jackie Freiberg (Bard Press)


OhMyOhMyOh Dinosaurs! by Sandra Boynton (Workman). Sold 760,000 copies.

Old Turtle by Douglas Wood (Pfeiffer-Hamilton). Sold millions of copies.

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt (Princeton University Press). Hit bestseller lists.

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan (Parentmagic Inc.). Has sold more than a million copies.

101 Things to Do with a Cake Mix by Stephanie Dircks Ashcraft (Gibbs-Smith). Hit #9 on the New York Times paperback advice bestseller list. Sold 115,000 copies in 2003.

1000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz (Workman). Sold more than 1.14 million copies.

1001 Play Things by Ivan Moscovich (Workman). Solc 187,000 copies in 2002.

1001 Ways to Be Romantic by Gregory Godek (Sourcebooks). More than 1.9 million copies sold.

1001 Ways to Market Your Books, 6th Edition by John Kremer (Open Horizons).


PC for Dummies, 6th Edition by Dan Gookin (Hungry Minds)

The Personal Computer Book by Peter McWilliams (Prelude Press). Hit the major bestseller lists.

Philadelphia Chickens by Sandra Boynton (Workman)

Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron (Shambhala)

The Pleasure Principle by Paul Pearsall (Hunter House).

The Power of a Praying Husband by Stormie Omartian (Harvest House). Sold 346,000 copies in 2002.

The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian (Harvest House). Sold 294,000 copies in 2002.

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian (Harvest House). Sold 565,000 copies in 2002 and 321,000 copies in 2003.

The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian (Harvest House). Sold 312,000 copies in 2003.

The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt (Health Communications). Made the BusinessWeek bestseller list for many months.

The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way by Wayne Dyer (Hay House)

The Power of Praying Together by Stormie Omartian and Jack Hayford (Harvest House). Sold 190,000 copies in 2003.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (New World Library). Sold 381,000 copies in 2002; One million hardcover copies sold in four years.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (New World Library). Paperback also a bestseller.

Practical Parenting Tips by Vicki Lansky (Meadowbrook Press). 700,000 books in print.

Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (New World Library). Sold 147,000 copies in 2001.

The Prayer of Jabez by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah), More than 6,600,000 sold in its first 15 months! Sold more than 9.2 million copies as of May 2003.

The Prayer of Jabez Devotional by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah)

The Prayer of Jabez for Teens by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah)

The Prayer of JabezDfor Women by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah). Sold 704,000 copies in 2002.

Prayers by Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber-Allen)

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, and Ann Keppler (Meadowbrook Press). 1,045,000 books in print.

Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James Balch and Phyllis Balch (Avery Publishing). More than 5,000,000 sold! Sold more than 300,000 copies in 2002.

Pro-Sumer Power! by Bill Quain (Inti Publishing). 900,000 sold.


QBQ! The Question Behind the Question by John G. Miller (Putnam). Originally sold 250,000 copies in a self-published edition.

Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy (Tyndale). Hit the NYT bestseller list.


Racing to Win by Joe Gibbs (Multnomah)

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (North-South Books). 12 million copies sold worldwide.

Random Acts of Kindness by the editors of Conari Press (Conari Press). Bestseller that inspired the Random Acts of Kindness Week in February.

Real Change by Newt Gingrich (Regnery Publishing)

The Remnant by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale). Part of the bestselling Left Behind series. Sold 1,880,000 copies in 2002.

Repacking Your Bags: Lighten the Load for the Rest of Your Life by Richard Leider and David Shapiro (Berrett-Koehler). Sold 250,000 copies.

The Rescue by Lori Wick (Harvest House).

Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki (Rich Press). Hit the Business Week and New York Times bestseller lists.


Samantha Learns a Lesson by Susan Adler (Pleasant Company). Sold more than 1.5 million copies.

Samantha Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp (Pleasant Company). Sold more than 1.2 million copies.

Samantha's Surprise by Maxine Rose (Pleasant Company). Sold more than 1.3 million copies.

Saved by the Light by Betty J. Eadie (Gold Leaf Press). A New York Times bestseller for two years.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (The Writings of Mary Baker Eddy). 10 million copies sold!

A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, and Marci Shimoff (Health Communications)

A Second Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Health Communications)

Secrets of the Vine by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson (Multnomah) ... more than 1,700,000 sold in its first four months! Sold more than 3 million copies as of June 2003.

Secrets of the Vine for Women by Darlene Marie Wilkinson (Multnomah)

See You at the Top, 25th Anniversary Edition by Zig Ziglar (Pelican Publishing). Hardcover, $25.00. Has sold hundreds of thousands of copies in its various editions. A sales classic.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra (Amber-Allen). A New York Times bestseller for many, many weeks.

Shadow War by Richard Minter (Regnery). Hit the New York Times list, but according to BookScan only sold $46,000 copies via retail.

Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson by K.R. Timmerman (Regnery). Hit the New York Times list.

She Said Yes by Misty Bernall (Plough)

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder (Atlantic Monthly Press)

Side by Side Leadership by D Romig (Bard Press). Made the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

The Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins (Workman Publishing). 2.75 million copies in print.

The Silver Slippers by Elizabeth Koda-Callan (Workman). Sold 1.1 million copies.

Six Days of War by Michael Oren (Oxford University Press)

Six Months to Live by Lurline McDaniel (Carolrhoda Books). Sold 965,000 copies.

So Much to Live For by Lurline McDaniel (Carolrhoda Books). Sold 453,000 copies.

Something Worth Leaving Behind by Brett Beavers and Tom Douglas (Rutledge Hill)

Son of Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan). 1.3 million copies sold.

Sooper Dooper Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan). 1.5 million copies sold.

Soul Harvest by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale)

The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston (Rodale). Sold 1 million copies in four months, 7.8 million copies total. 21 million copies of the series has been sold.

The South Beach Diet Cookbook by Arthur Agatston (Rodale). Has sold 2 million copies.

The South Beach Diet Good Fats/Good Carbs Guide by Arthur Agatston (Rodale).

The South Beach Diet Supercharged by Arthur Agatston (Rodale).

The Starr Report by Kenneth Starr (Prima Forum)

Stock Market Miracles by Wade Cook (Lighthouse Publishing Group)

Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick (Carl R Sams). Has hit the New York Times bestseller list and bested Harry Potter titles while doing so.

Stretching by Bob Anderson (Shelter Publications). Has sold 3.5 million copies since 1980 and been translated into 27 languages.

Sudoku to Go by Michael Mepham (Overlook Press)

Sudoku to Go: Diabolical by Michael Mepham (Overlook Press)

Sudoku to Go: Gentle by Michael Mepham (Overlook Press)

Sudoku to Go: Moderate by Michael Mepham (Overlook Press)

Sudoku to Go: Tough by Michael Mepham (Overlook Press)

Sugar Busters! Cut Sugar to Cut Fat by H. Leighton Steward, Morrison Bethea, Samuel Andrews, and Luis Balart (originally self-published but became a bestseller in its Ballantine edition)

Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000 by Alan Dershowitz (Oxford University Press). Made the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.

Suze Orman's Protection Portfolio by Suze Orman (Hay House)


Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid (Yale University Press). Became a bestseller after the 9/11/01 tragedy.

10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace by Wayne Dyer (Hay House). Hit the bestseller lists.

30-Minute Meals by Rachael Ray (Lake Isle). Sold 200,000 copies in 2003.

30-Minute Meals 2 by Rachael Ray (Lake Isle). Hit the PW bestseller list for 18 weeks in 2004.

35,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky (Meadowbrook Press). One million copies in print.

A Thousand Country Roads by Robert James Wallace (John M Hardy). Sold 300,000 copies.

Total Yu-Gi-Oh (Triumph)

Trading Places: Behind the Scenes by Brian Kramer, editor (Meredith Books)

The Travel Book by Roz Hopkins (Lonely Planet). Hit the travel books bestseller list in December 2004.

Tribulation Force by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale)


Unafraid by Francine Rivers (Tyndale).

The Unbelievable Bubble Book by John Cassidy, et.al. (Klutz Press). 1.5 million copies sold.

Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry by John O'Neill and Jerome Corsi (Regnery). A New York Times bestseller before the 2004 election.

Unshaken by Francine Rivers (Tyndale).

Unsinkable: The Full Story of RMS Titanic by David Allen Butler (Stackpole Books)

Unveiled by Francine Rivers (Tyndale).

U.S.A. Cookbook by Sheila Lukins (Workman Publishing). 335,000 copies in print.

Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First by Mona Charen (Regnery). Hit several bestseller lists.


Vegetarian Planet by Didi Emmons (Harvard Common Press). Has sold 200,000 copies in two years.

The Very Best Baby Name Book by Bruce Lansky (Meadowbrook Press). 952,000 copies in print.

Voluntary Slavery by Jill Nelson (Noble Press).


The Wall Street Money Machine by Wade Cook (Lighthouse Publishing Group)

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Algonquin)

Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman (H.J. Kramer). More than a million copies sold.

We Interrupt This Broadcast by Joe Garner (Sourcebooks)

Wee Sing Along (Price Stern Sloan). 1.1 million copies sold.

Wee Sing Children's Songs and Fingerplays (Price Stern Sloan). 2.3 million copies sold.

Wee Sing Christmas Book (Price Stern Sloan). 1.6 million copies sold.

Wee Sing Play (Price Stern Sloan). 1.6 million copies sold.

Wee Sing Silly Songs (Price Stern Sloan). 1.7 million copies sold.

What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press). Many editions have hit the New York Times bestseller list more than once.

What to Eat When You're Expecting by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway (Workman). More than a million copies sold.

What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway (Workman). Sold 160,000 copies in 2003. Over 7 million copies sold as of spring 2004.

What to Expect the Toddler Years by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway (Workman). 2.5 million copies sold.

What to Expect Pregnancy Organizer by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway (Workman). Half a million copies sold.

What to Expect When You're Expecting by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway (Workman). More than 255 weeks on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list. Sold 769,000 copies in 2002 and 763,000 copies in 2003. Over 10 million copies sold as of spring 2004.

What's So Great About America by Dinesh D'Souza (Regenry Publishing). New York Times bestseller.

When I Grow Old, I Shall Wear Purple (papiér-maché)

When I Was a Kid, This Was a Free Country by G. Gordon Liddy (Regnery Press)

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron (Shambala)

White Trash Cooking (Ten Speed Press). Sold more than a million copies.

Who Stole the American Dream by Burke Hedges (Inti Publishing). 1.33 million sold.

The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog by Ed Krol (O'Reilly Media). Sold over a million copies.

Why a Daughter Needs a Dad by Gregory Lang (Cumberland House Publishing). Made the New York Times bestseller list. Sold 600,000 copies.

Why a Son Needs a Dad by Gregory Lang (Cumberland House Publishing). Sold 300,000 copies.

Why We Want You to Be Rich by Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, Meredith McIver, and Sharon Lechter (Rich Press). Hit the Business Week and New York Times bestseller lists.

The Winner's Manual by Jim Tressel (Tyndale). Hit the NYT bestseller list.

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (Chronicle). Sold more than two million copies in 14 months, more than five million copies to date.

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating and Sex by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht and Jennifer Worick (Chronicle). 475,000 copies in print within a few months. Sold 158,000 copies in 2002.

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht and James Grace (Chronicle). Sold 413,000 copies in 2002.

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Holidays by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht and Jennifer Worick (Chronicle). Sold 356,000 copies in 2002.

Worst-Case Scenario Travel Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht (Chronicle). Sold 750,000 copies.


The Yoga Deck by Olivia H. Miller (Chronicle). Sold more than 300,000 copies.

You Can Be Happy No Matter What by Richard Carlson (New World Library)

You Can't Steal Second with Your Foot on First! by Burke Hedges (Inti Publishing). 300,000 sold.

Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge (Workman).


Zen Gardening Kit (Running Press). More than a million copies sold.


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