Amazon Charts, Amazon’s new best seller list, now tracks what people actually read

Amazon has introduced a weekly best seller list that ranks books by what readers are actually reading — not just what they’ve bought.

The new list, called Amazon Charts, also has a most-sold component that incorporates sales of its Kindle e-books and audio, as well as print books.

The Seattle company had long posted lists of most-sold books in the past hour. The weekly lists are new and reflect the increasingly complex trove of data about users’ habits Amazon has available to it from its e-commerce site and other connected apps — including audiobook purveyor Audible, the GoodReads social recommendation service, and its Kindle e-books app. The lists also sharpen the rivalry with other best-seller lists, such those at USA TODAY and The New York Times.

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