Unit sales of print books dipped 0.1% in the week ended Jan. 7, 2023, from the comparable week in 2022, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The young adult fiction category had the biggest increase, with sales up 18.5% over the week ended Jan. 8, 2022. The gain was led by a number of new titles, including The Stolen Heir, the latest from Holly Jackson, which sold more than 29,000 copies in its first week, and Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman, which sold more than 17,000 copies. Adult fiction had another good week, with sales up 12.2% over last year. The Colleen Hoover juggernaut rolled on into 2023: she had five of the top six bestsellers in the category, led by It Starts with Us, followed by It Ends with Us, which sold about 62,000 and 55,000 copies, respectively. Danielle Steel’s newest title, Without a Trace, sold nearly 18,000 copies in its first week, putting it in ninth place on the category list. Sales of juvenile fiction were flat in the week. Moon Rising by Tui T. Sutherland remained #1 in the category in its second week, selling almost 22,000 copies. Adult nonfiction sales fell 8.2% from 2022. Two books on the January 6th report were in the top 10 on the category list, with the Harper edition in second place, selling more than 39,000 copies, and Celadon’s edition in eighth place, selling more than 12,000 copies. James Clear’s Atomic Habits remained in the top spot, selling more than 55,000 copies; a year ago Atomic Habits was also #1, selling about 48,000 copies.
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