About every other week or so I like to visit The Pirate Bay and check out their top ten lists.  I’m not interested in pirating the eBooks (I prefer to buy), but I am curious about what is popular as compared to the last time I visited.

Today’s list is very different from the one I saw 2 weeks ago. Only 2 titles are still on the list, and that is the collection of pirated Kindle eBooks and a book on manners.

  1. Do Not Open: An Encyclopedia of the World’s Best-Kept Secrets
  2. 1,001 Facts that Will Scare the S#*t Out of You
  3. How to Be a Gentleman: A Timely Guide to Timeless Manners
  4. Playboy January-February 2012 PDF
  5. Kindle Library (4,687 Ebooks – Mobi)

This list has been dominated by how-to manuals before, so the current composition is rather interesting. But it is also easy to explain. The ebook collection is on the list because the Kindle is hot this holiday season.  And the Playboy is on the list because it was just released. And as for the top 2 items, the titles suggest that popularity is viral. I want to read them just based on their names (and now I’m on the waiting lists at my local library).