Bestseller Stat Shot
Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) debuted at #1 on our overall bestseller list this week. It’s the 5th title this year to top the charts in its first week. How do the five stack up in terms of first-week sales?
|Date||Title||First-Week Unit Sales|
|3/17/13||Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg||74,174|
|2/24/13||Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson||63,140|
|2/3/13||The Legend of Zelda by Shigeru Miyamoto et al.||58,728|
|1/27/13||Private Berlin by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan||37,325|
|1/13/13||A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson||155,178|
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