"Bestseller" books aren't associated with a specific number of sales, and bestseller lists can have very different (and sometimes arbitrary) parameters.
The Book Sense bestseller lists, for example, use sales numbers from independent bookstores, while the New York Times uses both wholesale and retail sales records from many sources. Amazon.com compiles its lists solely from its own sales records.
How to Determine the Bestseller Books
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