The winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 20, goosing sales for a number of titles. Here’s a look at how the winners fared in all print formats that first week, compared with the previous week.
Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See
Week ended 4/26: 24,675 units
Week ended 4/19: 15,906 units
History: Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People
Week ended 4/26: 229 units
Week ended 4/19: 7 units
Biography or Autobiography: The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Week ended 4/26: 701 units
Week ended 4/19: 61 units
Week ended 4/26: 104 units
Week ended 4/19: 6 units
General Nonfiction: The Sixth Extinction
Week ended 4/26: 2,141 units
Week ended 4/19: 1,115 units
Connor Franta’s A Work in Progress is the third release from Keywords, Atria’s new imprint for online celebs, and the first to hit #1 on our Trade Paperback list (it also appears at #2 on our Top 10 Overall list). Here’s how it and the other Keywords books have fared in their first weeks.
|Girl Online||Zoe Sugg||7,279|
|I Hate Myselfie||Shane Dawson||13,311|
|A Work in Progress||Connor Franta||32,876|
Other Notable Debuts
by Anne Rice
#17 Hardcover Fiction
Twenty years after publishing the third book in her Beauty cycle, Rice (writing as A.N. Roquelaure) returns to the BDSM erotica realm.
God Help the Child
by Toni Morrison
#6 Hardcover Fiction 10,270 units
This story of how a young woman called Bride faces her childhood wounds is Morrison’s first to be set in the present day.
And the Good News Is...
by Dana Perino
#3 Hardover Nonfiction
Perino offers lessons from her tenure as White House press secretary under former president George W. Bush, among other experiences.
by Jon Krakauer
#6 Hardcover Nonfiction
The Into Thin Air author’s latest investigates a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana.
Top 10 Overall
|1||Memory Man||David Baldacci||Grand Central||60,762|
|2||A Work in Progress||Connor Franta||Atria/Keywords||32,876|
|3||The Girl on the Train||Paula Hawkins||Riverhead||31,433|
|4||Legends & Lies||O’Reilly/Fisher||Holt||30,542|
|5||The Whole 30||Hartwig/Hartwig||HMH||28,181|
|6||The Liar||Nora Roberts||Putnam||26,084|
|7||And the Good News Is...||Dana Perino||Hachette/Twelve||25,971|
|8||All the Light We Cannot||See Anthony Doerr||Scribner||24,675|
|9||The Bone Tree||Greg Iles||Morrow||20,666|
|10||The Road to Character||David Brooks||Random||20,485|