Healthy, Happy Sales

The #1 book in the country is Food, Health, and Happiness, a cookbook by Oprah Winfrey, with 41K print copies sold. Although Winfrey has cowritten several books, this is only the second book that credits the queen of all media as the main author. The first was 2014’s What I Know for Sure, a self-help title that sold 9,473 print copies its first week. It took a month for that title to sell what the new book sold its first week out.

Comics Relief

In June 2016, when comic book writer Marc Andreyko woke up to the news of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., he felt moved to action. He put up a call on Facebook asking whether friends would be interested in contributing to a tribute project. The
result is Love Is Love, which debuts at #22 on our trade paper list. Its 144 pages are made up mostly of one-page comics, with a list of collaborators numbering in the hundreds; proceeds will go to support the survivors and the families of victims, via Equality Florida.

Movie Watch

Excitement is mounting for the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James, which opens February 10. On January 2, Universal released an extended trailer, which, according to Variety and media measurement firm ComScore, generated 107,000 new social media conversations within the week. The movie tie-in edition debuted the day after the trailer, and lands at #14 on our trade paperback list.

Full Steam Ahead

The Instant Pot electric pressure cooker, the latest must-have kitchen appliance, has spawned another bestseller: Paleo Cooking with Your Instant Pot by Jennifer Robin, which debuts at #9 on our trade paperback list. One notch below, The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook by Laurel Randolph is in its ninth week on our list, with 130K print copies sold to date.

New & Notable January 2–8, 2017

The Mistress
Danielle Steel
#1 Hardcover Fiction, #3 overall
A beautiful kept woman, a shady Russian billionaire, and a gifted, obsessive painter form the trio at the core of Steel’s latest contemporary romance novel.

The Lost City of the Monkey God
Douglas Preston
#12 Hardcover Nonfiction
Preston expands on a 2015 article he wrote for National Geographic about the discovery, in Honduras, of the remnants of a previously unknown ancient civilization.

The Telomere Effect
Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel
#24 Hardcover Nonfiction
Based on Blackburn’s
Nobel Prize–winning
research, this book explores the role of telomeres in the aging process.

Top 10 overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 Food, Health, and Happiness Oprah Winfrey Flatiron 41,207
2 The Lose Your Belly Diet Travis Stork Ghost Mountain 36,216
3 The Mistress Danielle Steel Delacorte 25,521
4 Double Down (Wimpy #11) Jeff Kinney Amulet 20,880
5 Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur Andrews McMeel 20,770
6 Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance Harper 20,454
7 A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman Washington Square 20,412
8 Jesus Always Sarah Young Thomas Nelson 20,226
9 A Dog’s Purpose (movie tie-in) W. Bruce Cameron Forge 19,524
10 The Princess Diarist Carrie Fisher Blue Rider 18,363

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