Fortune Smiles on NBA Winners

The National Book Foundation announced the winners of the National Book Awards on November 18; this week, each of the four authors who took home top honors—in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature—experienced a corresponding spike in sales. Here’s a look.

Title Author Print Units Increase Over Previous Week
Fortune Smiles Adam Johnson 1,408 626%
Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates 8,073 39%
Voyage of the Sable Venus Robin Coste Lewis 283 335%
Challenger Deep Neal Shusterman 454 269%

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

Top 10 Overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 Old School (Wimpy Kid #10) Jeff Kinney Abrams/Amulet 145,805
2 The Guilty David Baldacci Grand Central 60,397
3 Tricky Twenty-Two Janet Evanovich Bantam 59,497
4 Rogue Lawyer John Grisham Doubleday 35,250
5 Top Secret Recipes Step-by-Step Todd Wilbur Plume 33,425
6 Lost Ocean Johanna Basford Penguin 32,605
7 The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime Ree Drummond Morrow 31,086
8 Killing Reagan O’Reilly/Dugard Holt 30,182
9 The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Stephen King Scribner 28,510
10 First 100 Words Roger Priddy Priddy 27,287

All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.