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ECPA To Launch Industry’s Most Comprehensive Multi-Channel Bestsellers List

As was announced earlier in the year,  ECPA’s data provider Bowker was bought by Nielsen, who is now the new provider of the ECPA bestseller lists. ECPA and Nielsen are in the process of mapping the new Christian bestseller list, which  will be by-far the most comprehensive multi-channel data ever produced in the industry.  ECPA hopes to launch with the March bestsellers list and will provide archives for January and February using Nielsen’s far-reaching data.
Nielsen BookScan provides essential information needed to keep ahead in an increasingly competitive retail book market. BookScan’s US Retail Sales Panel covers approximately 85% of print trade book sales, with over 500,000 different ISBNs tracked in a typical week.  This transactional data is collected via the point-of-sale systems of major book retailers, mass merchandisers and independent book stores.
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