Santa was good to booksellers this year. The week before Christmas, overall print unit sales were 7% higher than in the comparable week last year, and a lot of books saw substantial sales jumps. Here are the adult hardcover titles that saw the largest week-over-week increases in unit sales.
|Star Wars The Last Jedi The Visual Dictionary||Pablo Hidalgo||86%|
|We Were Eight Years in Power||Ta-Nehisi Coates||73%|
|Killing England||Bill O'Reilly||55%|
|The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance||Tom Brady||61%|
|Manhattan Beach||Jennifer Egan||53%|
Four nonfiction titles took regional nonfiction bestselling honors last week, with poetry powerhouse Rupi Kaur claiming three regions and cookbook juggernaut Ree Drummond taking two. The outliers were lifted by strong local support: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s diet and lifestyle book was king in the Northeast, and Mormon church leader (and former airline pilot) Dieter Uchtdorf’s book of inspirational stories cruised to the top spot in the Mountain region.
It’s a Dog (Man’s) World
Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey’s latest gigglefest, the fourth in his Dog Man series, debuts a new character: Cat Kid, who joins Dog Man on a quest to to find a missing movie star. It lands at #8 on our Children’s Fiction list, with 17k units sold in its first week.
Top 10 Overall
|1||The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12)||Jeff Kinney||Amulet||124,748|
|2||The Rooster Bar||John Grisham||Doubleday||89,776|
|4||The Sun and Her Flowers||Rupi Kaur||Andrews McMeel||75,903|
|5||Wonder (movie tie-in)||R.J. Palacio||Knopf||75,194|
|6||The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!||Ree Drummond||Morrow||70,067|
|7||Grant||Ron Chernow||Penguin Press||58,843|
|8||Leonardo da Vinci||Walter Isaacson||Simon & Schuster||57,838|
|9||Milk and Honey||Rupi Kaur||Andrews McMeel||56,045|
|10||Turtles All the Way Down||John Green||Dutton||52,123|
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.