With so much recent discussion surrounding the plight of traditional book retailers, Dymocks has revealed that business book sales remain solid and has announced its top selling business titles.
According to Dymocks, the bestselling business title over the last six months is Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s controversial Lean In, which looks at the obstacles facing women on the path to leadership. Stephen R. Covey’s bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was the best-selling management title over the last six months. Here are the full lists:
Dymocks’ bestselling business books over last six months:
1. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (pictured).
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.
3. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.
4. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson.
5. Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath.
6. The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Feriss.
7. Ipad for Dummies (5th Edition) by Edward C. Baig.
8. Windows 8 for Dummies by Andy Rathbone.
9. From 0 To 130 Properties In 3.5 Years by Steve McKnight.
10. Top Stocks 2013 by Martin Roth.
Dymocks’ bestselling management books over last six months:
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.
2. Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath.
3. The One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.
4. Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni.
5. Good to Great by Jim Collins.
6. Tao of Coaching by Max Landsberg.
7. How to Write and Talk Selection Criteria by Dr Ann Villiers.
8. Small Business for Dummies 4th Edition by Veechi Curtis.
9. Trusted Advisor by David Maister.
10. Getting Started in Small Business for Dummies by Veechi Curtis.
Dymocks’ National Buying Manager Sophie Higgins says these lists shed some light on current reading trends in management and business literature.
“When it comes to career advice, Australians make relatively safe choices – titles such as Who Moved My Cheese, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 4 Hour Work Week are all classics which remain bestsellers,” said Higgins. “It is interesting to see two Small Business for Dummies titles in the top 10 management bestsellers list. The recent popularity of these books, which provide guidance on every aspect of starting and growing a business, suggests that Australia has a lot of budding entrepreneurs hungry to learn.”
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