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  • 'A Promised Land' Drove Big Weekly Sales Gain

    Barack Obama's 'A Promised Land' sold nearly 835,000 copies at outlets that report to BookScan in its first week on sale, leading to a 14.5% sales increase for the week ended November 21.

  • Print Unit Sales Jump in Mid-November

    With all categories posting gains of at least 11%, unit sales of print books jumped 19.5% in the week ended Nov. 14, 2020, over the comparable week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: November 23, 2020

    Fox Sports analyst Emmanuel Acho invites white readers to have ‘Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,’ #5 in hardcover nonfiction. Plus Anthony Horowitz returns with ‘Moonflower Murders,’ and ‘This Is Your Time’ by Ruby Bridges joins other activist-minded titles on our picture book list.

  • Has the Holiday Shopping Surge Started? Book Sales Say Yes

    Unit sales of print books increased 18.3% last week, an indication that the early shopping surge that retailers have been hoping for may be taking place.

  • Rebuilding and Reinventing the Book Business Sustainably

    A trio of booksellers from a variety of stores as well as a documentarian of reading trends discussed what ails the industry as well as what has to be done to make it more sustainable at a PubTech Connect session.

  • Bookstore Sales Dropped 27.7% in September

    Bookstore sales fell 27.7% in September, dropping to $609 million from $842 million a year ago. For the first nine months of 2020, sales were down 31% compared to 2019.

  • Obama Memoir Selling Briskly at Indies

    Independent booksellers reported solid first-day sales of former President Barack Obama's 'A Promised Land.' There was a downside, however, as many store owners reported some cartons of the memoir arrived damaged.

  • Will Indie Bookstores Sell a Trump Title?

    There is a consensus among indies in red states and blue states that a Donald Trump presidential memoir would not be a big hit with their customers.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: November 16, 2020

    ‘Outlander’ stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish have the #5 book in the country with the travelogue ‘Clanlands.’ Plus David Michaelis’s ‘Eleanor’—as in Roosevelt—lands at #16 in hardcover nonfiction a month after publication, and Read with Jenna pick ‘White Ivy’ by Susie Yang plants itself on our hardcover fiction list.

  • Print Unit Sales Rose 2.2% Last Week

    After several weeks of declines, unit sales of print books rose 2.2% last week compared to the week prior, buoyed by a sales jump in juvenile fiction.

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