Instant Gratification

This year’s must-have kitchen item? Same as last year’s: the Instant Pot, which continues to spawn related cookbooks, including two self-pub titles debuting on our trade paperback list: Instant Pot Cookbook by Roy Fisher, at #4, and The Complete Instant Pot Cookbook by Tricia Brown, #23. A third title, HMH’s Instant Pot Miracle, is up two notches to #3 in trade paper, with print unit sales up 67% from the previous week.

Other titles also showed good gains, including 2016’s The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook by Laurel Randolph, the #4 book in the country. Here’s a look at how much print-unit sales for these books have increased from the week before.

The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook by Lauren Randolph
Up 262%

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante
Up 197%

Indian Instant Pot Cookbook by Urvashi Pitre
Up 193%

Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark
Up 96%

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

Movie Watch

The film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, whose adult stars include Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon, opens March 8. The book has been continuously in print since its 1962 publication, with thousands of copies of the 2007 trade paperback sold weekly. The new movie tie-in edition debuts at #19 in children’s frontlist fiction, and the older conventional edition did even better—14K print copies sold, up 42% from the week before.

Party On, Garth

BookScan recorded 37K units sold of Garth Brooks’s latest hit— The Anthology: Part 1, five CDs packaged in a 240-page compendium of photos and recollections (four more volumes are in the works). His Pearl Records label released the limited-edition slipcased package, which did most of its sales in mass merchandise channels. The nonslipcased version sold another 5,369 units.

New & Notable

E.L. James
#1 Trade Paperback
Is the thrill gone? The second 50 Shades novel told from Christian’s perspective sold about a fifth as many print units in its first week as Grey, its predecessor, did, though 74K print units should be enough to silence even the most punishing critic.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Mark Sullivan
#17 Trade Paperback
Sullivan’s WWII adventure, which Amazon imprint Lake Union published in May, debuts on our list with its best weekly print-unit sales to date. It’s headed to the big screen with Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Tom Holland set to star.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Title Author Imprint Units
1 The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12) Jeff Kinney Amulet 108,243
2 Wonder R.J. Palacio Knopf 75,921
3 Darker E.L. James Vintage 74,063
4 The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook Laurel Randolph Rockridge 49,705
5 The Rooster Bar John Grisham Doubleday 45,334
6 The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! Ree Drummond Morrow 44,905
7 Giraffes Can’t Dance Andreae/Parker-Rees Cartwheel 42,782
8 Origin Dan Brown Doubleday 41,798
9 The Sun and Her Flowers Rupi Kaur Andrews McMeel 38,696
10 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Rowling/Kay Scholastic/Levine 37,504

All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.