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Introducing Amazon Charts in Canada - A New Bestseller List of What Customers are Really Reading and Buying

Updated weekly and broken out by Most Read and Most Sold, this new bestseller list shares how we read today

SEATTLE , Sept.12, 2018 /CNW/ - (AMZN)— Amazon Canada today launched Amazon Charts, a weekly bestseller list that shares the most read and sold books across all formats each week. The Top 20 Most Read list is the first ever bestseller list to measure which Kindle and Audible titles Amazon.ca customers are reading and listening to most each week by looking at the average number of daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners. The Top 20 Most Sold list ranks the most books sold, pre-ordered or borrowed each week from Amazon.ca and Audible.ca.

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Whether books are bought or borrowed, listened to or read, Amazon Charts includes data across all reading formats to accurately reflect how readers are really reading and buying books today. To see which books made the inaugural Top 20 Most Read and Top 20 Most Sold fiction and nonfiction Amazon Charts, visit amazon.ca/charts.

"Amazon Charts is truly for our customers and is a great way for them to get the best recommendations for books by knowing what others are reading and listening to," said Mike Strauch , country manager for Amazon Canada. "The list isn't curated or based on opinion – it represents reading habits of Amazon.ca customers. With fun insights beyond the Top 20 lists like Highly Quotable or what books are Unputdownable, Amazon Charts is great source for inspiring your personal reading lists, book clubs and even gift giving."

Key Amazon Charts features include:

  • What's really being read: Amazon Charts Top 20 Most Read is the first list to rank books by the average number of daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners each week – giving customers the opportunity to see what's actively being read or listened to every week.
  • What's really being bought or borrowed: Amazon Charts Top 20 Most Sold ranks books according to the number of copies sold and pre-ordered through Amazon.ca and Audible.ca, as well as books borrowed from Amazon's subscription program Kindle Unlimited.
  • The stories behind the books: When exploring Amazon Charts, readers can browse fun insights into how other readers are reacting to each book. From which Kindle titles were Highly Quotable, according to the rate customers highlight passages in the book, to which were simply Unputdownable, according to how quickly customers read a book from cover to cover. Another fun feature of Amazon Charts includes All Ears, which showcases the most popular books amongst Audible Listeners each week.

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SOURCE Amazon Canada

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