Bestseller Stat Shot
A quick scan of the top-selling print books of the year so far will put to bed any doubts that 2014 is the year of young adult. Eight of the top 10 titles are children’s or YA books, whereas there were only two such titles in the top 10 at this point last year. In fact, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is the top adult fiction title to date, and it’s sitting at #20 on the list. Film adaptations have been strong drivers of sales: the screen version of Divergent, released this spring, pushed the titles in Roth’s trilogy into the top three slots; that of The Fault in Our Stars, out on June 6, bumped Green’s book into the #4 and #5 slots. Meanwhile the Disney animated movie Frozen has spun off its own galaxy of print titles. On the adult side, Heaven Is for Real is also feeling the movie love; its adaptation has pushed up sales since its debut in April. Here are the top 10 titles of the year so far.
|Title||Author||Publisher||Unit Sales YTD|
|The Fault in Our Stars (hardcover)||John Green||Penguin/Speak||586,614|
|The Fault in Our Stars (paperback)||John Green||Penguin/Speak||427,245|
|Hard Luck||Jeff Kinney||Abrams/Amulet||346,955|
|Jesus Calling||Sarah Young||Thomas Nelson||305,005|
|Heaven Is for Real||Todd Burpo||Thomas Nelson||295,626|
|Frozen||Victoria Saxon||Random House/Disney||283,033|
|Frozen: The Junior Novelization||Sarah Nathan||Random House/Disney||278,975|
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