Driven by strong sales from a host of new titles, unit sales of print books jumped 24.8% in the week ended Aug. 8, 2020, over the comparable week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The biggest gain came in the young adult fiction segment, where unit sales skyrocketed 168.8% over the week ended Aug. 10, 2019. The category received a huge boost from the release of Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun, which sold more than 524,000 copies in its first week. The juvenile fiction segment had an 18.8% gain over 2019, led by a new Jeff Kinney title, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, which sold nearly 46,000 copies in its first week. Two new releases drove up sales in the adult nonfiction category 23.1% over 2019. Sean Hannity’s Live Free or Die: America (and the World) on the Brink sold more than 184,000 copies, while Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents sold over 78,000 copies, putting it in third place on the category bestseller list. Mary L. Trump’s Too Much and Never Enough was in the second spot, selling almost 98,000 copies. Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton sold over 19,000 copies in its first week, landing it in second place on the adult fiction list. The category had an 8.1% gain in unit sales over 2019; Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens was #1, selling over 32,000 copies. The young adult nonfiction segment had an 82.4% increase in print unit sales, helped by Straight Up by Trent Shelton, which sold more than 3,200 copies in its first week.