We need to talk about the list.
Here are some fun facts about the New York Times Bestseller List:
1) According to the New York Times, the bestseller list is curated. The methodology is considered proprietary, and has not been disclosed.
2) A 2004 study by economics professor Alan Sorenson found on average, appearing on the list increased a book’s first-year sales by 13%-14%. For first-time authors, appearing on the list increased sales by 57%.