Books > Teens > Biographies > Literary  

Monthly median sales (top 30)
$269
  The median book price
$10
Bestseller's daily sales
14
50th book's daily sales
1
Average number of pages per book
280
Monopoly/Olygopoly detected
Yes

Performance tracking

Competitiveness
Volume sales
Book price
Volatility
New releases
Self published

Matching KDP categories

juvenile > nonfiction > literary criticism & collections
51.64%
juvenile > nonfiction > biography & autobiography > literary
51.64%
fiction > literary
40.82%
literary collections > speeches
33.33%

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Best selling keywords  

Median title & subtitle length is 7 words:

  • Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids
  • I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee
  • Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood
  • Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles
  • A Summer Life (Laurel-Leaf Books)
  • Indie success
  • 0%
  • Volatility
  • 36%
  • New releases
  • 16%
  • KDP Select
  • 4%

Extract of the best seller list's front page

#6,679

kindle best category lists

 626

>Jacqueline Woodson

#24,716

kindle best category lists

 378

>Roald Dahl

#28,251

kindle best category lists

 166

>Gary Paulsen

#254,972

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>Gary Paulsen

 80

#267,996

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>Leonard S. Marcus

 13

#337,340

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>Ally Carter

 3

Front-page bestsellers:

  Book title Author Publisher Absolute rank Monthly sales volume Price Amazon stars Amazon reviews
1   Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson Listening Library 6,679 $8,232 $21.00 626
2   Going Solo Roald Dahl Listening Library 24,716 $3,519 $20.95 378
3   Woodsong Gary Paulsen Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition 28,251 $757 $4.51 166
4   How I Discovered Poetry Marilyn Nelson Speak; Reprint edition 31,991 $1,152 $8.23 13
5   Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books Gary Paulsen Brilliance Audio 37,539 $1,174 $10.49 80
6   Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein Lita Judge Roaring Brook Press 40,629 $1,361 $12.16 24
7   Guts Gary Paulsen Laurel Leaf 55,890 $352 $6.29 80
8   Hole in My Life Jack Gantos Square Fish; Reprint edition 63,542 $159 $5.68 132
9   Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids Elizabeth Haidle HMH Books for Young Readers 64,183 $328 $11.72 0
10   I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee Charles J. Shields Square Fish; Reprint edition 80,042 $195 $6.98 88
11   Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood Ibtisam Barakat Square Fish; Reprint edition 91,408 $209 $7.48 57
12   Bad Boy: A Memoir Walter Dean Myers Amistad; Reprint edition 96,322 $209 $7.48 152
13   Popular: How a Geek in Pearls Discovered the Secret to Confidence Maya Van Wagenen Speak 97,687 $269 $9.62 208
14   Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles Maureen Johnson Simon Pulse 100,141 $276 $9.89 9
15   Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her Melanie Rehak Mariner Books 105,078 $293 $10.49 86
16   A Summer Life (Laurel-Leaf Books) Gary Soto Laurel Leaf; Reprint edition 110,100 $195 $6.99 15
17   Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom Leonard S. Marcus HarperCollins 110,878 $460 $16.45 9
18   The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones Dominic Carrillo CSP-Createspace 120,039 $83 $2.99 32
19   This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl Esther Earl Dutton Books for Young Readers; 1st Edition edition 122,223 $268 $9.59 212
20   Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories Dawn Metcalf HarperTeen; First Edition first Printing edition 136,412 $223 $7.98 81

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