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Out of the Ballpark

no1.jpgDespite PW‘s claims that sales of Jose Canseco’s Juiced were off to a slow start, the NY Times‘s bestseller list for March 6 shows the steroid-monger’s memoir making its debut at no. 1. That other most-talked-about book of the season, James B. Stewart’s DisneyWar, makes the list at no. 7, a somewhat ho-hum showing for a book charged with the responsibility of “[rescuing] the boardroom drama.”

Update: Confirming ReganBook’s success, thebookstandard.com (which bases its lists on Nielson BookScan data) ranks Juiced as the week’s “top debut.” USA Today‘s list places Juiced at no. 3, after James Patterson’s Honeymoon (no. 1 on the Times’ hardcover fiction list) and Bob Greene’s Total Body Makeover (no. 1 for the Times in its “hardcover advice” category). DisneyWar comes in at no.29 on USA Today‘s list and, according to Nielson BookScan, fails to crack the top 10 in nonfiction. Update no. 2: A reader with BookScan access tells us that DisneyWar was no. 12 on last week’s nonfiction list, selling 11,264 copies vs. Juiced‘s 47,887.

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