BESTSELLERS APRIL 25–MAY 1, 2016
1 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead 54,913
2 After You Jojo Moyes Penguin 38,436
3 It Gets Worse Shane Dawson Keywords 26,585
4 The Black Widow Daniel Silva Harper 23,855
5 Crisis of Character Gary J. Byrne Center Street 19,582
6 Hillary’s America Dinesh D’Souza Regnery 18,629
7 A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman Washington Square 15,744
8 Night Elie Wiesel Hill and Wang 15,666
9 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs Quirk 14,562
10 Me Before You (movie tie-in) Jojo Moyes Penguin 13,995
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S ELLE JULY 18–24, 2016
The Girl on the Train is #1 in the country overall—
again. The trade paperback edition sold 55K units
this week and another 50K its debut week. The
trade paper reissue arrived a year and a half after
the hardcover release, which to date has sold more
than 1. 6 million print units; in the two weeks
since the trade paperback release, the hardcover
moved 9,058 copies. Can the train
keep a-rollin’? Keep your eyes peeled:
trade paper and mass market movie
tie-ins arrive August 23, ahead of the
film adaptation’s October 6 release.
As the Republican National Convention kicked into gear,
Regnery released Hillary’s America, a Clinton takedown by
Dinesh D’Souza based on the new film of the same name.
The book debuts at #6 in the country overall.
Elsewhere on the Hardcover Nonfiction list, the convention
lifted two titles that pubbed in the past month. Print-unit
sales of Armageddon by Dick Morris and Eileen Morgan are up
224% this week; the book moves up 12 spots to #4 in hardcover nonfiction.
At the other end of the spectrum, print-unit sales of A
Child’s First Book of Trump by Michael Ian Black and Marc
Rosenthal are up 54% over last week; the satirical title,
which had fallen off our list last week, is back at #17.
The #3 book in the country overall is It Gets Worse, a
book of essays by You Tube personality Shane Dawson.
With more than 26K trade paperback copies sold this week, it sold double
what his first confessional collection, 2015’s I Hate Myselfie, sold during its
debut week; that book’s release-to-date sales top 120K print units. The
new book, according to Atria’s Keywords imprint, benefitted from greater
retailer distribution and a successful tour that sold out at every stop.
Another sophomore effort debuting this week, Ruth Ware’s The Woman
in Cabin 10, is #6 in Hardcover Fiction, with 9,374 print units sold.
That’s well over what her first thriller, In a Dark, Dark Wood, sold in
its debut week. The 2015 release went on to sell almost 39K units in
hardcover, and the trade paperback, which pubbed in April,
has already topped 90K units; this week alone, it sold 7,965
print units and is at #6 on our trade paper list. Gallery’s
Scout imprint credits the new book’s success to strong early
reviews and mentions in outlets including Entertainment Weekly,
O: The Oprah Magazine, the Washington Post, and Refinery 29,
as well as prepub social media outreach.
ALL UNI T SALES PER NIELSEN BOOKSCAN EXCEPT WHERE NO TED
BY CAROLYN JURIS
The Art of Selling
Joining the five older coloring books
on our Trade Paperback list—Kerby
Rosanes’s Imagimorphia plus four
Harry Potter–branded titles—is Art
of Coloring: Disney Animals, at #3 in
Hardcover Nonfiction with 10.6K
print units sold this week. What’s
next for the adult coloring book
trend? Turn to “Color Me Compartmentalized,” p. 21, to find out.
Fans ;ocked to Shane Dawson’s July 22 event
at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.