The #3 book in the country overall is It Gets Worse, a book of essays by YouTube personality Shane Dawson. With more than 26K trade paperback copies sold this week, it sold double what his first confessional collection, 2015’s I Hate Myselfie, sold during its debut week; that book’s release-to-date sales top 120K print units. The new book, according to Atria’s Keywords imprint, benefitted from greater retailer distribution and a successful tour that sold out at every stop.
Another sophomore effort debuting this week, Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10, is #6 in Hardcover Fiction, with 9,374 print units sold. That’s well over what her first thriller, In a Dark, Dark Wood, sold in its debut week. The 2015 release went on to sell almost 39K units in hardcover, and the trade paperback, which pubbed in April, has already topped 90K units; this week alone, it sold 7,965 print units and is at #6 on our trade paper list. Gallery’s Scout imprint credits the new book’s success to strong early reviews and mentions in outlets including Entertainment Weekly, O: The Oprah Magazine, the Washington Post, and Refinery 29, as well as prepub social media outreach.
The Girl on the Train is #1 in the country overall—again. The trade paperback edition sold 55K units this week and another 50K its debut week. The trade paper reissue arrived a year and a half after the hardcover release, which to date has sold more than 1.6 million print units; in the two weeks since the trade paperback release, the hardcover moved 9,058 copies. Can the train keep a-rollin’? Keep your eyes peeled: trade paper and mass market movie tie-ins arrive August 23, ahead of the film adaptation’s October 6 release.
As the Republican National Convention kicked into gear, Regnery released Hillary’s America, a Clinton takedown by Dinesh D’Souza based on the new film of the same name. The book debuts at #6 in the country overall.
Elsewhere on the Hardcover Nonfiction list, the convention lifted two titles that pubbed in the past month. Print-unit sales of Armageddon by Dick Morris and Eileen Morgan are up 224% this week; the book moves up 12 spots to #4 in hardcover nonfiction.
At the other end of the spectrum, print-unit sales of A Child’s First Book of Trump by Michael Ian Black and Marc Rosenthal are up 54% over last week; the satirical title, which had fallen off our list last week, is back at #17.
The Art of Selling Coloring Books
Joining the five older coloring books on our Trade Paperback list—Kerby Rosanes’s Imagimorphia plus four Harry Potter–branded titles—is Art of Coloring: Disney Animals, at #3 in Hardcover Nonfiction with 10.6K print units sold this week. What’s next for the adult coloring book trend? Check out our Hobbies & Crafts feature to find out.
|1||The Girl on the Train||Paula Hawkins||Riverhead||54,913|
|2||After You||Jojo Moyes||Penguin||38,436|
|3||It Gets Worse||Shane Dawson||Keywords||26,585|
|4||The Black Widow||Daniel Silva||Harper||23,855|
|5||Crisis of Character||Gary J. Byrne||Center Street||19,582|
|6||Hillary’s America||Dinesh D’Souza||Regnery||18,629|
|7||A Man Called Ove||Fredrik Backman||Washington Square||15,744|
|8||Night||Elie Wiesel||Hill and Wang||15,666|
|9||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children||Ransom Riggs||Quirk||14,562|
|10||Me Before You (movie tie-in)||Jojo Moyes||Penguin||13,995|
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.