Wheat Belly (gluten-free) has climbed back to the top of the USA charts with a vengeance, with mentions by Live! With Kelly and Bill O’Reilly of Fox. Vegan diets continue to do well, Forks over Knives and Eat to Live are pretty high on the charts.
In the UK, Hairy Dieters (by the Hairy Bikers) is the no. 5 bestselling book in the country but not included in any of the diet charts; in general, diet books aren’t selling very well at the moment.
Note that Amazon is now selling more ebooks than real books in the UK for the first time – a tipping point reached in the USA a year ago. Diet books tend not to be well formatted for e-readers, so they’re generally low on ebook sales, although as you can see in the USA they still sell well for some books.
The positions in the bestselling charts are according to a snapshot of book sales from Amazon. The number in brackets next to the top titles is the ranking in all books – i.e. Wheat Belly (real book) is the no. 11 top selling book in the USA on Amazon.
|USA||Diets and weight loss||Nutrition||Special diets||Disorders and diseases|
|1||Wheat Belly – Kindle – Gluten-free||Wheat Belly – Kindle – Gluten-free||Wheat Belly – Kindle – Gluten-free||Lucky Man – Kindle|
|2||Wheat Belly (11) – Gluten-free||Wheat Belly (11) – Gluten-free||Wheat Belly (11) – Gluten-free||The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Kindle|
|3||Forks over Knives – The Cookbook (14) – Vegan whole foods||Forks over Knives – The Cookbook (14) – Vegan whole foods||Forks over Knives – The Cookbook (14) – Vegan whole foods||The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (24)|
|4||Eat to Live (23) – Vegan whole foods||Practical Paleo (82) – Paleo||The Blood Sugar Solution (73) –Unprocessed food, no sugars, detox||Atlas of Human Anatomy (64)|
|5||The 17 Day Diet – Kindle – Multi-stage||It Starts with Food – Kindle – Detox, whole foods, no sugar||The Skinny Rules – Kindle – Reduced processed foods, sweet and salt||The Blood Sugar Solution (73) –Unprocessed food, no sugars, detox|
|UK||Diets & Healthy Eating||Diet & Nutrition||Special diets|
|1||Plenty (99) – Vegetarian||The Dukan Diet (55) – Multi-stage||Erica White’s Beat Candida Cookbook|
|2||Clean & Lean Diet Cookbook – Limited carbs and sugars||The Beck Diet Solution – Kindle – Psychology of weight loss||Curing Arthritis Diet Book|
|3||Honestly Healthy – Vegetarian, alkaline||Plenty (99) – Vegetarian||The Sugar Addict’s Total Recovery Program|
|4||Clean & Lean Diet – Limited carbs and sugars||The Dukan Diet Life Plan – Multi-stage||Fasting Can Save Your Life|
|5||The Harcombe Diet – Detox, low carb||The Harcombe Diet – Detox, low carb||The Plant Programme|