Bestseller Stat Shot
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest book, Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again (S&S/Threshold), debuts at #5 on our Frontlist Hardcover Nonfiction list, with 27,686 print units sold its first week out, narrowly edging out fellow candidate Ben Carson’s A More Perfect Union (Penguin/Sentinel), which sold 27,251 copies. (We will pass on the opportunity to make a recount joke here.) Carson’s book, which was published in October, saw a 39% increase in print sales on the week and has sold 153k copies total, making it the overall frontrunner from any presidential candidate, thanks in part to its head start. Here’s where all the Republican author/candidates stand, with total sales of their most recent titles.
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