Two books that generated a fair amount of media coverage in the run-up to their publication last week--Clinton Cash and Selfish--both landed in the top 15 adult nonfiction bestsellers, according to data released by Nielsen BookScan on Wednesday.
The better selling title, Peter Schweizer's critical look at the earning power of the Clintons since Bill left office in 2000, sold over 31,000 copies in its first week on sale. Released by HarperCollins, Clinton Cash has also been making headlines for certain inaccuracies and for getting ABC News' George Stephanopoulos into hot water over political donations. The book was behind only one other title on Nielsen's adult nonfiction list: David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers, which was released by Simon & Schuster earlier this month and sold over 45,000 copies last week.
A book with a less serious point-of-view also climbed onto the list this week. Kim Kardashian West's 445-page collection of selfies, Selfish, sold just under 14,000 copies since its May 5 release by Rizzoli. The book landed at #13 on the adult nonfiction list.
Other newcomers to the nonfiction list included American Wife by Taya Kyle, widow of the slain Chris Kyle, whose American Sniper has been one to the top-selling books of 2015. Wife sold over 20,000 copies in its first week of sale, putting it in sixth place. One spot ahead of Wife was another new title, Southern Living Off the Eaten Path by Morgan Murphy which sold just under 21,000 copies in its debut week.