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Bestsellers at Amazon.com

The online book retailer, Amazon.com, has altered the perception of bestsellers, by providing an hourly-adjusted sales ranking for all of the titles in stock. By being apparently based strictly on auditable sales to the public, the Amazon rankings can be odds with bestseller lists compiled from more casual data, such as the New York Times list's survey of booksellers. This situation suggests a similar one in the area of popular music. In 1991, Billboard magazine switched its chart data from manual reports filed by stores, to automated cash register data collected by a service called SoundScan. The conversion saw a dramatic shake-up in chart content from one week to the next.

Amazon's sales data has also generated new approaches to creating bestsellers. In 2004, Didier Sornette, a Professor of Geophysics and complex systems theorist at UCLA, using Amazon.com data, created a mathematical model for predicting bestseller potential based on early sales results. This information could be used to decide the potential for bestseller status, and to finetune advertising and publicity efforts. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestseller [Apr 2005]

Early adopters chart at Amazon

"Early adopters" is a subset of consumers that are the first to buy products that may later become "hits" (bestseller, chart-topper, blockbuster, sleeper hit).

You can find a list of early adopter products at Amazon.com (dvd, cd, films) here.

Wikipedia defines adoptions as:

Diffusion is the process by which a new idea or new product is accepted by the market. The rate of diffusion is the speed that the new idea spreads from one consumer to the next. Adoption is similar to diffusion except that it deals with the psychological processes an individual goes through, rather than an aggregate market process. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_%28business%29 [Oct 2004]

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