After lots of anticipation and pre-orders, Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You? recorded opening week print sales in the UK of 46,000 units, making it the top-selling title for the week, according to Nielsen Bookscan UK.
Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that Barack Obama’s A PROMISED LAND sold 1,710,000 units in all formats in the US and Canada during the first week on sale. (As previously reported, sales of 887,000 units were recorded in pre-orders and first day sales.) For sales through Saturday, November 21 — the first five days — NPD Bookscan recorded sales of 835,000 hardcovers. The US hardcover is now up to 4.3 million copies in print. In the UK and Ireland, the book sold 147,000 units in its first five days (including 59,000 audiobook units, and 80,000 hardcovers).
Penguin Random House announced Wednesday that Barack Obama’s A PROMISED LAND sold over than 887,000 units (including pre-orders_ in all formats and editions in the US and Canada on the first day of publication. That comprises “the largest first-day sales total for any book ever published” by the company. Two years ago, Michelle Obama’s book BECOMING sold over 725,000 units in its first day on sale, moving 1.4 million units in the first week on sale. In July, Simon & Schuster said they had set their own “company record” for opening day sales in the US when Mary Trump’s Too […]
Further to Little, Brown Children’s report on overall sales for the debut of Stephenie Meyer’s MIDNIGHT SUN, NPD Bookscan tracked sales of almost 525,000 hardcovers in the first week on sale. That’s well ahead of the opening week hardcover sales recorded back in May for Suzanne Collins’ much-anticipated Hunger Games prequel THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES. However, though not widely reported, Collins’ book still ranks as the year’s No. 1 print release on Bookscan’s charts. In hardcover fiction, Delia Owen’s WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is next, followed by Jeanine Cummins’ AMERICAN DIRT. In new releases, Delacorte will publish civil […]
Stephenie Meyer‘s MIDNIGHT SUN sold more than 1 million units in its first week on sale, according to publisher Little, Brown Children’s. During a virtual Books-a-Million event, Meyer told fans: “There are two more books I think in the [Twlight] world that I want to write. I have got them outlined and a chapter written I think of the first one, so I know it’s there. I am not ready to do that right now, I want to do something brand-new. For me, a lot of the joy of writing comes from creating and I really want to do a […]
Simon & Schuster announced that Mary Trump‘s Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man sold more than 950,000 units in the US in its first day on sale, July 14. That sets “a company record.” (The previous record-holder was Bob Woodward’s FEAR, which the company had said sold 900,000 units on opening day in November 2018, and over 1.1 million units in its first week on sale.) A fourteenth hardcover printing on order will bring them to more than 1.15 million copies in print. Irish bookseller Eason’s will close all seven of their […]