Sales (and) Goals

On July 5, the U.S. women’s soccer team beat Japan 5–2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final. While we await news that hat-trick hero Carli Lloyd is writing a memoir, her teammate Alex Morgan has been making her name in children’s publishing, launching the middle-grade footie-themed series The Kicks in 2013; her YA memoir, Breakaway, pubbed in June. Unit sales total almost 90K to date, with each title getting a bump the week after the final. Here’s a look.

The World Cup Assist: Print Unit Sales for Week Ended July 12

Title Increase Over Previous Week
Breakaway 24%
Hat Trick 5%
Win or Lose 27%
Saving the Team 29%
Sabotage Season 140%

(See all of this week's bestselling books.)

Tie-in Watch

Will John Green strike box office gold twice? As the July 24 release date for Paper Towns nears, two editions of the YA novel are among the top-selling books in the country this week: the 2009 trade paper edition is at #2, second only to Grey, and the tie-in edition, which pubbed in May, is at #6. The #5 book, meanwhile, is The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz, a prequel to the Disney Channel TV movie Descendants, premiering July 31.

Elsewhere in YA page-to-screen adaptations, the revised and movie tie-in editions of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews are #5 and #9, respectively, in Children’s Frontlist Fiction; the movie opened June 12.

Over on the adult lists, tie-in editions of Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, which spawned the CBS-TV series that premiered June 30, are at #10 on the Mass Market Paperback list and #14 on the Trade Paperback list. The trade paper tie-in edition of American Sniper by Chris Kyle is #15 on that list, and two notches below is the tie-in edition of Dark Places by Gillian Flynn; that movie opens August 7.

Notable Debuts

Code of Conduct
by Brad Thor
#2 Hardcover Fiction
25,564 print units

Book 15 in the Scot Harvath series finds the counterterrorism operative investigating the destruction of a charity-run health-care clinic in the Congo.

by Catherine Coulter
#4 Hardcover Fiction
19,531 print units

In Coulter’s latest thriller, book 19 in her FBI thriller series, husband-and-wife agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sher- lock track down terrorists in NYC.

Beyond the Kingdoms
by Chris Colfer
#3 Children's Frontlist Fiction
18,925 print units

This is book four in the Glee actor’s middle-grade Land of Stories series; a companion picture book, The Curvy Tree, will publish October 27.

A Full Life
by Jimmy Carter
#3 Hardcover Nonfiction
11,762 print units

At age 90, the prolific 39th presi- dent reflects on the personal and the political, from his youth in rural Georgia to his post–White House career.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 Grey E.L. James Vintage 108,631
2 Paper Towns John Green Penguin/Speak 43,525
3 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead 31,217
4 Flesh and Blood Patricia Cornwell Morrow 28,208
5 The Isle of the Lost (Descendants) Melissa de la Cruz Disney-Hyperion 27,692
6 Paper Towns (movie tie-in) John Green Penguin/Speak 26,094
7 Code of Conduct Brad Thor Atria/Emily Bestler 25,564
8 A Perfect Life Danielle Steel Dell 25,040
9 All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner 23,896
10 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo Ten Speed 23,492

Nielsen BookScan Updated Lists

Due to a data reporting error from Nielsen BookScan, the PW bestseller lists for the week ended July 5 had to be updated after the July 13 issue went to press. The corrected lists are available on the PW website and in the July 13 digital edition.