Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HEB Top-Selling Handheld Editions

HEB is pleased to be able to offer a subset of titles from our online collection in a downloadable/ mobile format. We've recently analyzed our sales data for the latest royalty period, covering the first half of 2014, and present the results below.

Far outpacing all other titles is James McPherson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, selling more than 500 copies for the period in question. (McPherson's Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution is also available as an HEB handheld edition.)

Here are our current top ten handheld bestsellers:
  1. James M. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom (1989)
  2. James C. Scott, Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance (1985)
  3. Sarah B. Pomeroy, Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity (1995)
  4. Ann P. McClintock, Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (1995)
  5. Walter A. McDougall,  The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age (1995)
  6. Ida Pruitt, A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman (1945)
  7. James M. McPherson, Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution (1991)
  8. Valentin Y. Mudimbe, The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge (1988)
  9. R. W. Southern, The Making of the Middle Ages (1953)
  10. Lawrence Stone, The Family, Sex and Marriage in England 1500-1800 (1977)
The books are available from a number of online retailers. More information about our handheld program can be found here: