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.

John Green
The Fault in Our Stars 295,329
Looking for Alaska 28,425
Paper Towns 20,761
An Abundance of Katherines 14,315
Veronica Roth
Divergent 32,355
Insurgent 24,887
Allegiant 23,594
James Patterson
Unlucky 13 14,332
Confessions of a Murder Suspect 10,040
Private Berlin 7,178
Clive Cussler
Zero Hour 15,661
Ghost Ship 14,277
Nora Roberts
The Last Boyfriend 13,227
The Next Always 8,434
A Change of Plans 7,392
Frank Berrios
Frozen: Journey to the Ice Palace 16,213
A Day in the Sun 9,427
John Sandford
Silken Prey 10,455
Field of Prey 8,909

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