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:

Title % Change
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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