Post Auction: The End of the Beginning

The final wrap of PubFight 2008 Auctions is here. Keeping in mind that the YPC League didn’t choose any Juvenile titles and the Simon 905 Collective didn’t bid on Simon and Schuster will keep these bids in context.

First, the top ten overall, based on combined bids from all auctions:

  1. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
  2. Nigella’s Christmas, Nigella Lawson
  3. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
  4. Don Cherry’s Hockey Stories and Stuff, Don Cherry
  5. The Flying Troutmans, Miriam Toews
  6. You: Being Beautiful, Mehmet Oz
  7. Scarpetta, Patrica Cornwell
  8. A Good Woman, Danielle Steel
  9. Hot, Flat and Crowded, Thomas Friedman
  10. Just After Sunset, Stephen King

And next, here are the top five titles and advances paid by auction:

Young Publishers of Canada (YPC)

  1. Nigella’s Christmas, Nigella Lawson $75,000
  2. You: Being Beautiful, Mehmet Oz: $52,500
  3. Your Heart Belongs to Me, Dean Koontz: $52,500
  4. A Good Woman, Danielle Steel: $50,000
  5. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell: $50,000
  6. The Flying Troutmans, Miriam Toews: $50,000

Scholastic

  1. Nigella’s Christmas, Nigella Lawson $70,000
  2. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer: $65,000
  3. Don Cherry’s Hockey Stories and Stuff, Don Cherry: $50,000
  4. Annie Leibovitz at Work: $45,000
  5. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell: $45,000

Simon 905 Collective

  1. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer: $177,500
  2. Don Cherry’s Hockey Stories and Stuff, Don Cherry: $69,000
  3. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell: $61,000
  4. Nigella Christmas, Nigella Lawson $55,000
  5. Hot, Flat and Crowded, Thomas Friedman: $54,000

Coach House/ECW Press (Shark’s Chewboy)

  1. Just After Sunset, Stephen King: $57,500
  2. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer: $45,000
  3. You: Being Beautiful, Mehmet Oz: $45,000
  4. The Flying Troutmans, Miriam Toews: $45,000
  5. The Montreal Canadians, $42,500

BNC and Friends

  1. You: Being Beautiful, Mehmet Oz and Michael Rosen: $70,000
  2. Nigella Christmas, Nigella Lawson: $52,500
  3. Don Cherry’s Hockey Stories and Stuff, Don Cherry: $50,000
  4. The Flying Troutmans, Miriam Toews: $50,000
  5. Scarpetta, Patrica Cornwell: $50,000