Following the death, at 88, of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, sales for her books have seen a sharp increase. As a result, Knopf, her publisher, is working to meet the demand.
Paul Bogaards, head of publicity at Knopf, said the publisher has taken all of Morrison's books back to press in both hardcover and paperback. Bogaards said that the publisher will have 225,000 total new Morrison books printed.
Beloved sold more than 12,000 copies last week after selling roughly 1,000 the week before, according to NPD BookScan. In the year to date, Morrison's best-known book has sold about 37,000 copies. In addition, The Bluest Eye sold 8,400 last week, up from 1,000 the week before, while Song of Solomon sold 6,700 after selling less than 600 the week before. Sula sold 2,400 last week, after selling around 500 copies the week before. And The Source of Self-Regard has landed on the PW bestseller lists for the first time following its publication last year, debuting at #11 in hardcover nonfiction.