Bestseller Stat Shot

Ree Drummond, a blogger turned Food Network celebuchef, has become quite the powerhouse cookbook author, as well. Drummond’s latest title, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations (HarperCollins), is also her latest bestselling cookbook, and it tops this week’s Hardcover Nonfiction list. Her two other cookbooks got a nice lift as well, with both seeing their print unit sales double in the week. Here are year-to-date sales of her kitchen oeuvre, which, in total, make her the single bestsellingest cookbook author in 2013.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays 66,052
The Pioneer Woman Cook: Food from My Frontier 100,989
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl 59,290


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