The #6 book in the country is The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher, based on the journals the late actress kept during the filming of the original Star Wars movie. The book pubbed November 22 and sold respectably, then charted for the first time the week after her death on December 27. Simon & Schuster told Entertainment Weekly that the publisher plans to go back to print on Fisher’s earlier work, including the 2008 memoir Wishful Drinking and the 1987 novel Postcards from the Edge.
You Say You Got a Resolution
New year, new you? Here are publishers’ latest pitches to the self-improvement set.
The Lose Your Belly Diet by Travis Stork
#1 Hardcover Nonfiction, #1 overall
The hook: Cultivate a healthy gut microbiome and burn off excess belly fat.
Green Smoothies for Life by J.J. Smith
#1 Trade Paperback, #7 overall
The hook: Incorporate green smoothies into a daily regimen for lasting weight loss.
Zero Sugar Diet by David Zinczenko
#10 Hardcover Nonfiction
The hook: Cut sugar out of your diet and lose up to a pound a day.
The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide by Kayla Itsines
#21 Hardcover Nonfiction
The hook: A personal trainer with six million Instagram followers offers a four-week diet and exercise plan, and seven-day access to her popular app.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
#24 Hardcover Nonfiction
The hook: “It’s the self-help book for people who hate self-help,” the author writes on his website. “It’s as much a pat on the back as a slap in the face.”
Overall print unit sales, predictably, took a dip (62%) after the holidays, leaving room for backlist titles among the country’s top sellers.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Pub date: Oct. 2015
First appearance on the top 10: Jan. 2017
500K print copies sold to date
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Pub date: May 2015
Last seen on the top 10: Nov. 2016
801K print copies sold to date
New installments in two children’s series hit our list hard last week, debuting among the top books in the country overall.
#5 Talons of Power (Wings of Fire #9) by Tui Sutherland
#10 Dog Man Unleashed (Dog Man #2) by Dav Pilkey
Top 10 Overall
|1||The Lose Your Belly Diet||Travis Stork||Ghost Mountain||38,041|
|2||Double Down (Wimpy Kid #11)||Jeff Kinney||Amulet||29,352|
|3||Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (screenplay)||J.K. Rowling||Scholastic/Levine||28,784|
|4||Milk and Honey||Rupi Kaur||Andrews McMeel||23,557|
|5||Talons of Power (Wings of Fire #9)||Tui Sutherland||Scholastic Press||21,481|
|6||The Princess Diarist||Carrie Fisher||Blue Rider||21,219|
|7||Green Smoothies for Life||J.J. Smith||Atria||19,658|
|8||A Man Called Ove||Fredrik Backman||Washington Square||19,643|
|9||Hillbilly Elegy||J.D. Vance||Harper||19,475|
|10||Dog Man Unleashed (Dog Man #2)||Dav Pilkey||Graphix||18,956|
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.