USA today Best seller’s list will now have significant influence from ebooks sales happening through Kindle and Nook. I believe that this is a step in right direction as now significant sale happens through these channels it is high time these rating agencies start including them.
However, I believe it will be best if they could somehow get usage data from Google Books. Is it possible today?
Rankings for USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books List are based on retail sales data collected each week that include more than 2.5 million volumes from about 7,000 physical retail outlets in addition to books sold online. USA TODAY’s list ranks titles regardless of genre or format, providing one of the best assessments of which books are most popular among readers and consumers each week. USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list has been published each Thursday in the newspaper’s Life section since October 28, 1993.