I was surprised today (2/28/2012) when I received an e-Mail with Barnes & Noble’s “top picks of this week’s new books.”
The list does not contain a category for “business,” nor do I see a single business book listed.
What’s wrong with this picture? Is this just a bad week for them in the eyes of Barnes & Noble?
Like our other bloggers, I have a great appetite for business books. They have become a passion, and I eagerly anticipate the publication of the best-selling list every Saturday morning the Wall Street Journal Weekend edition.
I think that not including a single business title in the “top picks” of the week is quite strange. This is especially true when lists of top non-fiction books regularly include a number of best-selling business books.
Are you surprised that the list features “cookbooks” but no business books?
How do you interpret this omission? Does it say more about Barnes & Noble, or about the status of business books?
Let me hear from you! Let’s talk about this really soon.
Here is the list that they distributed, with categories in blue:
Hot New Fiction
Trail of the Spellmans
Cinnamon Roll Murder
Ideas and Advice for You
The Power of Habit
The Emotional Life of Your Brain
Let It Go
China’s Wings Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight
Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith
New Biography & Memoir
House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
The First Lady of Fleet Street
Burn Down the Ground
The Latest Romance
The Darkest Seduction
New for Kids
Penny and Her Song
The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide
New for Teens
New in Cookbooks
Alain Ducasse Nature
Joy the Baker Cookbook