NYT Drops Graphic Novel Best Sellers List

The New York Times is overhauling it’s best sellers list starting February 5. On the chopping block is the sublists of hardcover graphic books, paperback graphic books, and Manga. The news was confirmed by  Publishers Weekly after the news appeared via tweets. The statement from the Times is as follows:

“Beginning February 5, the New York Times will eliminate a number of print but mostly online-only bestseller lists.

Continuing:

“the discontinued lists did not reach or resonate with many readers. This change allows us to expand our coverage of these books in ways that we think will better serve readers and attract new audiences to the genres.”

Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, was ultimately responsible for the policy shift.  On her Twitter she explained:

 

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Obviously, this change is not making many creators too happy. Stay tuned, kids…

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