Publisher Scorecards Year-End 2004: Hardcover Fiction

January 2005
Book Publishing Report;1/10/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p4
Trade Publication
The article presents information on mystery and suspense titles which were again the clear winners in the hardcover fiction category in 2004. Random House Inc. lead the year-end 2004 analysis of the New York Times hardcover fiction category with a novel published the year before. The "Da Vinci Code," by Dan Brown was lodged in the list all year, with 28 weeks in the No. 1 spot. Penguin Group is the No. 2 publisher, with 39 titles on the list for a total of 169 weeks. "Trace," by Patricia Cornwell and "Northern Lights," by Nora Roberts were among its biggest hits of the year, with both titles spending two weeks in the No. 1 spot on the hardcover list.


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