Bestseller Stat Shot: The Father’s Day Effect
Everyone knows that books make better gifts than ties. In the week leading up to Father’s Day, more than a few titles saw a nice sales boost. Here’s a rundown of some of the biggest winners:
|Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly/Martin Dugard||166|
|Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly/Martin Dugard||154|
|Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan||119|
|Happy Happy Happy by Phil Robertson||89|
|The Duck Commander Family by Willie & Korie Robertson||77|
|Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown||67|
|Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown||52|
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