Bestseller Stat Shot

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) debuted at #1 on our overall bestseller list this week. It’s the 5th title this year to top the charts in its first week. How do the five stack up in terms of first-week sales?

Date Title First-Week Unit Sales
3/17/13 Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg 74,174
2/24/13 Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson 63,140
2/3/13 The Legend of Zelda by Shigeru Miyamoto et al. 58,728
1/27/13 Private Berlin by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan 37,325
1/13/13 A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson 155,178


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