Alexandria, Va. tops the list for the second year in a row;
Knoxville, Tenn. and Miami, Fla. come in at #2 and #3
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 24, 2013--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced its third annual list of the
Most Well-Read Cities in America. The ranking was determined by
compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both
print and Kindle format since June 1, 2012, on a per capita basis in
cities with more than 100,000 residents. The Top 20 Most Well-Read
Ann Arbor, Mich.
St. Louis, Mo.
Salt Lake City, Utah
In taking a closer look at the data, Amazon also found that:
Welcome to the club: Vancouver, Wash., Dayton, Ohio, Clearwater, Fla.
and Tallahassee, Fla. are all new on the list this year.
Knoxville, Tenn. made the biggest gain this year, jumping from the #12
spot in 2012 to #2 this year. Knoxville residents also purchased the
most books in the Romance category—top titles include Fifty Shades
of Grey and Married by Mistake.
Blockbuster novel Gone Girl was the best-selling book overall
in Alexandria, Va., followed by the three titles in the Fifty Shades
Cambridge, Mass. continues to grow the most budding entrepreneurs.
This locale topped the list for ordering the most books in the
Business & Investing category, as well as overall nonfiction, with the
top titles purchased being Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss
What Matters Most and StrengthsFinder 2.0.
“The results of our annual Most Well-Read Cities list is proof that
people across the country are reading, and also that we’re still seeing
the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey,” said Sara Nelson,
Editorial Director of Books and Kindle. “It’s fun for us to see facts
like the citizens of Cambridge are buying the most books in the business
category or that one of our favorite novels of 2012, Gone Girl,
is the best-selling book in the Most Well-Read City, Alexandria.”
To help contribute to their city’s well-read status and find their next
great read, customers can visit www.amazon.com/books
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