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Sports, Knitting & Sex in the New Year: BookFinder.com Unveils the Top 10 Out-of-Print Books of 2007

Sports, Knitting & Sex in the New Year: BookFinder.com Unveils the Top 10 Out-of-Print Books of 2007

BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans have been seeking out how-to knowledge this year. The top 10 most sought-after out-of-print books of 2007 includes arguably the greatest running novel of all time, Once a Runner, the rare Football Scouting Methods by Steve Belichick, and the 571-page The Principles of Knitting, as well as the perennial favorite Sex by Madonna.

2007 marks the fifth annual BookFinder.com top 10 out-of-print bestseller list. "From 98 to 99% of all books ever published are now out-of-print, so they don't show up in traditional bestseller lists," says Anirvan Chatterjee, BookFinder.com founder. "Without big marketing budgets behind them, these books have been getting buzz the old-fashioned way: reader word of mouth."

The top 10 as compiled by BookFinder.com: 1) Once a Runner (1978) by John L. Parker, Jr.; cult classic distance running novel (long-awaited sequel, Again to Carthage, released November) 2) Football Scouting Methods (1962) by Steve Belichick; legendary college football scout's playbook, used by coaches and players 3) Sex (1992) by Madonna; the pop icon's book of erotic photos, a perennial favorite 4) Promise Me Tomorrow (1984) by Nora Roberts; early novel that the bestselling romance novelist refuses to reprint 5) The Lion's Paw (1946) by Robb White; enduring children's adventure story 6) The Principles of Knitting (1988) by June Hemmons Hiatt; ultimate indispensable hand knitting resource 7) Raven: The Untold Story of the Reverend Jim Jones and his People (1982) by Tim Reiterman; chronicles the inner workings which allowed the Peoples Temple to flourish 8) Aran Knitting (1997) by Alice Starmore; history and how-to about the Irish technique 9) One Way Up (1964) by John F. Straubel; history of helicopters and vertically rising aircraft 10) Dear and Glorious Physician (1959) by Taylor Caldwell; novel based on the life of Saint Luke

Since 1997, BookFinder.com has been one of the best ways to find and buy new, used, rare, and out-of-print books online. The one-stop ecommerce search engine has an inventory of over 150 million books available for sale from a network of 150,000 booksellers from over 50 countries, making it the world's largest searchable book inventory available anywhere, online or off.

BookFinder.com recently published the fifth annual BookFinder.com Report, an analysis of out-of-print book demand between July 2006 and June 2007. Online at: http://report.bookfinder.com/


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