Bestseller Stat Shot
Many writers would count themselves lucky to have one bestselling book in a given week, but seven fortunate authors have each managed to land two or more titles on our most recent list of the 100 overall top sellers. This ranking includes both frontlist and backlist titles* and counts books across all categories and audiences. And while four of the seven authors with two or more titles on the list write for an adult audience, the children’s and YA authors take the cake in terms of unit sales: John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars continues its success streak, and Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy is still selling briskly.
|The Fault in Our Stars||295,329|
|Looking for Alaska||28,425|
|An Abundance of Katherines||14,315|
|Confessions of a Murder Suspect||10,040|
|The Last Boyfriend||13,227|
|The Next Always||8,434|
|A Change of Plans||7,392|
|Frozen: Journey to the Ice Palace||16,213|
|A Day in the Sun||9,427|
|Field of Prey||8,909|
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Join us at ALA, June 26–July 1 in Las Vegas! Members of PW’s business and editorial teams will be at booth #535. See you there!
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