Kivirähk Tops Estonian Bestsellers List ({{commentsTotal}})

Andrus Kivirähk
Andrus Kivirähk Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

Today, the Estonian Publishers' Association revealed last year's 100 best-selling book titles, with a novel by Andrus Kivirähk topping the list.

Kivirähk's "Maailma otsas. Pildikesi heade inimeste elust“ (At the End of the World. Pictures from the Lives of Good People) dominated both the general and fiction lists with 8,327 copies sold, reported.

Estonian authors dominated the biography and children's literature categories, while Sofi Oksanen's novel “Kui tuvid kadusid” (When the Doves Disappeared) was the best-selling e-book of 2013. The print version of the same novel was number one in 2012.

The books of the top 100 will be exhibited at the National Library, which also is also hosting an exhibition of the Publishers' Association's 25 best-designed books on its sixth floor.

Compared with 2012, there have been changes in the bestsellers list of print books: the share of Estonian authors has increased significantly and fiction has also had a slight increase.

The consumption of e-books has nearly doubled, with fiction and foreign-authored works the most popular among them, the head of the publishers' association Kaidi Urmet said. In 2012, e-book sales made up less than 1 percent of the market.

The Publishers’ Association was founded in 1991 and its current 29 members include most the country's major publishers.