Amazon offers its customers an opportunity to create a list of their favorite things. They can build their lists according to their interest and other shoppers who are interested in the same types of items are free to view the list. The purpose of the lists is to help other shoppers find good reads or products. Its Amazon’s way of advertising more products by way of consumers. Listmania! lists can be named to make it easier to find and searched. Example: “Best Urban Fiction Books”
There are no definitive, well-established sources that can be used to determine what are the bestselling Urban Fiction/Street Lit books as there are for general Fiction books. The sources shown below list bestsellers for African-American Fiction in general but include books considered as Urban Fiction or Street Lit. While these lists are not as comprehensive as the or bestsellers lists, they are helpful for developing an Urban Fiction/Street Lit collection for a public library.
African American Literature Book Club
Black Expressions Book Club
Books of Soul - lists Urban Fiction Bestsellers
Essence Magazine - search for "essence book club" for bestsellers lists