What makes a book excellent

Determined since 1971 book report the current hardcover rankings on behalf of the news magazine DER SPIEGEL. For its part, SPIEGEL first published the bestseller lists in 1961.

Buchreport has been collecting the paperback bestseller list since 1980 and for SPIEGEL ONLINE since 2007. As in the hardcover segment, these are determined separately for fiction and non-fiction.

Since 2002 manager magazin has been the namesake for the monthly published list of the best-selling business books.

Buchreport has been creating an audio book bestseller list since 2003. From 2010 to September 2019 it was published together with the media partner Literatur SPIEGEL. The new culture magazine SPIEGEL has been the media partner's bestseller since October 2019.

The rankings of children's and young people's books have been collected by buchreport since 2004. Dein SPIEGEL magazine has been the media partner on this list since 2010. At the beginning of 2013, the list was split into 4 top 10 lists that are tailored more precisely to the readership: picture books, children's books up to 9 years of age, young people's books from 10 years of age and non-fiction.

The ranking of the best-selling DVDs in the book trade has been published since November 2008. The list is published by SPIEGEL ONLINE.

On October 1, 2012, after consultation with publishers and retailers, the introduction of the paperback bestseller list took account of the diversified size and layout formats. The list was published together with the media partner Literatur SPIEGEL by September 2019. The new culture magazine SPIEGEL has been the media partner's bestseller since October 2019.

Since January 2018, buchreport has been creating monthly guide bestseller lists for the four segments "Eating & Drinking", "Life & Health", "Hobby & Creativity" and "Nature & Garden". Since February 2019 the bestsellers have been branded with the media brand "SPIEGEL Wissen".

With the appearance of the first edition of the new culture magazine SPIEGEL Bestseller at the beginning of October 2019, the system was revised for the various SPIEGEL bestseller lists. The branding of the hardcover, paperback, paperback, guidebook, audio book and DVD lists has been consistent since then MIRROR.

The bestseller lists are determined by electronic query in the merchandise management systems of bookstore sales outlets, since 2015 as part of the cooperation with media control.