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More Watchman Sales Info

Further to HarperCollins' announcement on Monday that Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman had sold over 1.1 million units in North America since going on sale on July 14, Nielsen Bookscan posted their data on print sales Wednesday. The service recorded just over 761,000 print copies of the hardcover sold…

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Briefs: WATCHMAN Opening Week Sales; Entitle Shuts Down; and More

HarperCollins announced that Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman sold more than 1.1 million units in North America since going on sale last Tuesday, with 3.3 million copies now in print. (Earlier Penguin Random House UK indicated Watchman had sold 105,000 copies in its first day on sale.) Subscription service Entitle…

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Watchman Stats and Stories

We'll try to keep this as brief as possible. Barnes & Noble announced Wednesday that sales of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman "at its bookstores nationwide have surpassed first day sales of all other adult trade fiction books in its company history, including Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, the…

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People, Etc.

Man Asian Literary Prize winner for the novel Please Look After Mom Shin Kyung-sook admitted that her short story "Legend," published in a 1996 collection, copies from a work by the late Yukio Mishima. "As I compared the sentences I couldn't believe it myself," she told the Kyunghyang Shinmun newspaper.…

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People, Etc.

Paul Crichton is leaving Simon & Schuster Children's, where he is vp, executive director of publicity, on June 27, after more than nine years. Crichton plans to "to take some time off this summer and literally travel around the world as he mulls the next steps in his career." President…

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Softer Early Sales Figures For Clinton's HARD CHOICES

Several news reports in advance of Wednesday's full Nielsen Bookscan count, offer premature judgments about the opening sales figures for Hillary Clinton's HARD CHOICES. BuzzFeed reports, based on the Barnes & Noble sales feed managed by Bookscan, that the book topped Barnes & Noble's bestseller list with "just over 24,000 hardcover…

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Simon & Schuster has reorganized its manufacturing and production department in a bid to "further integrate the design and creation of ebooks into the earliest stages of our overall production process, as well as forge closer ties between our Adult publishing groups and the design, copyediting and production teams that…

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New Wimpy Kid Starts with Over A Million Units

Abrams announced that Jeff Kinney's Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, the eighth book in his bestselling series, sold over 1.3 million copies around the world in its first week on sale. Abrams ceo Michael Jacobs says in the announcement that sales "have exceeded all our expectations. We're thrilled…

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New Dan Brown Opens with A Million Units In the US

Doubleday reports to us that Dan Brown's INFERNO sold 1 million units in the US and Canada in its first five days on sale, through Saturday, in print and ebook sales combined. The company did not break out the distribution between formats, but the Nielsen Bookscan count would indicate that…

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Ferriss Falls Short of Sales Goal So Far, Behind Garten (and Others)

Despite his well-covered persecution publicity pitch, it looks as if Tim Ferriss will come up short of his proclaimed goal for THE FOUR-HOUR CHEF of "hit[ting] #1 on BookScan to send a message to the incumbent world of publishing, to those who want everything to remain in the 1900's." For…

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