Bestseller Stat Shot
Spoiler alert: as the film adaptation of Divergent, the first book in Veronica Roth’s juggernaut dystopian trilogy, raked in $56 million at the box office in its debut weekend, sales of the book continued to climb. Divergent maintains its spot as the top-selling book in the country, and while sales have been strong all year, they really took off in the weeks leading up to the movie premiere. Here’s a breakdown of the past six weeks of unit sales of the paperback edition.
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