Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s This Fight Is Our Fight debuts at #3 in Hardcover Nonfiction and #5 in the country overall. Warren, formerly a professor at Harvard Law School, has written and coauthored several books, two of them with her daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi. Each has had a better first week than the last; here’s a look.
Elizabeth Warren’s First-Week Print Unit Sales
|The Two-Income Trap (2003)||1,678|
|All Your Worth (2005)||11,439|
|A Fighting Chance (2014)||13,943|
|This Fight Is Our Fight (2017)||18,825|
A pair of self-help–tinged memoirs by two media personalities have landed on our Hardcover Nonfiction list. At #4, and #10 in the country overall, Note to Self is the follow-up to YouTuber Connor Franta’s 2015 debut, A Work in Progress, a paperback original that has sold 219K print copies.
Black Privilege by Charlamagne tha God, whom Rolling Stone in 2014 called “hip-hop’s Howard Stern,” debuts at #6 in Hardcover Nonfiction. The author cohosts the nationally syndicated radio program The Breakfast Club on NYC’s Power 105.1 and hosts a weekly call-in talk show on MTV2, Uncommon Sense Live.
Movers & Shakers
Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven got a big bump in its third week on sale, with print unit sales up 266%, to 25.7K, boosting the title to #1 in Hardcover Nonfiction and #3 in the country overall. Based on the retired Navy admiral’s 2014 commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin, the book has enjoyed favorable attention from USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Fox & Friends, and others, and ensuing demand sent the book back to press.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, HBO’s adaptation of the 2010 book by science journalist Rebecca Skloot, premiered April 22, sending print unit sales of the tie-in edition up 129% from the previous week. The tie-in, which pubbed April 4, makes its first appearance on our Trade Paperback list at #14.
New & Notable
#1 Hardcover Fiction, #1 overall
Baldacci’s third Amos Decker thriller kicks off with an execution-style murder outside of FBI headquarters.
Killers of the Flower Moon
#5 Hardcover Nonfiction
The author of The Lost City of Z returns with what our starred review called a “gripping true-crime narrative, which revisits a baffling and frightening—and relatively unknown—spree of murders occurring mostly in Oklahoma during the 1920s.”
Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
#6 Hardcover Nonfiction
In a book subtitled “Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” the authors of 2014’s HRC look for the reasons behind what CNN called “the single biggest upset in modern presidential politics.”
You Are a Badass at Making Money
#12 Hardcover Nonfiction
Sincero follows up 2013’s self-help success You Are a Badass, which has sold 839K trade paperback copies since its release, with a book that zeroes in on personal finance.
Top 10 Overall
|1||The Fix||David Baldacci||Grand Central||41,360|
|2||Thirteen Reasons Why||Jay Asher||Razorbill||41,097|
|3||Make Your Bed||William H. McRaven||Grand Central||25,693|
|5||This Fight Is Our Fight||Elizabeth Warren||Metropolitan||18,825|
|6||The Woman in Cabin 10||Ruth Ware||Scout||17,936|
|7||Milk and Honey||Rupi Kaur||Andrews McMeel||17,122|
|8||Oh, the Places You’ll Go!||Dr. Seuss||Random House||16,805|
|9||All the Light We Cannot See||Anthony Doerr||Scribner||16,050|
|10||Note to Self||Connor Franta||Keywords||15,234|
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.