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Obama-mania in book world picks up after election

The weekend after becoming the country's first black president-elect, Barack Obama's "The Audacity of Hope" and "Dreams from My Father," both already million sellers, are ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Barack Obama is the hottest name in publishing.

The weekend after becoming the country's first black president-elect, Obama's "The Audacity of Hope" and "Dreams from My Father," both already million sellers, ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.

Both hardcover and paperback editions of "The Audacity of Hope" were out of stock today on Amazon.

People 'much happier'One bookstore owner in John McCain's home state of Arizona says, "People are generally much happier this week than they were last week."

Demand also has surged for "Change We Can Believe In," a collection of Obama's speeches and policy proposals that had been selling modestly, and for "Barack Obama in His Own Words."

It's also up for works about him, such as "Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope," a children's book by Nikki Grimes, and Robert Kuttner's "Obama's Challenge," a call for a sweeping, progressive economic agenda.