BESTSELLERS JANUARY 12–18, 2015
thriller, The Girl
on the Train, is the
#2 title on our
Hardcover Fiction list, with
22,426 print units sold according
to outlets reporting to Nielsen
BookScan. It’s a strong showing,
even for a much-hyped debut;
but as recent history shows, past
performance is no indication of
future results. A buzz book may
start strong and stay strong, enjoy a slow build, or peak early.
Here’s a look at how some recent
belles of the debutante ball fared
for hardcover sales.
Surprised to see a 22-year-old title from a university press debut on our Trade Paperback list? At #25, Alan Turing: The Enigma, by
Andrew Hodges, with a healthy 4,283 units sold, is enjoying a second act in the form of multi-Oscar-nominee The Imitation Game.
Other movie tie-ins made great gains this week over last; here are the biggest movers.
How Are Those Resolutions
Adult nonfiction sales are down 2% this week
over last, with a number of virtue-minded
books—those whose titles include words like
“diet” and “paleo,” in particular—taking a hit.
1 American Sniper (paperback movie tie-in) Chris Kyle Morrow 48,744
2 Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand Random 24,872
3 Saint Odd Dean Koontz Bantam 23,853
4 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead 22,426
5 The Long Haul Jeff Kinney Abrams/Amulet 21,927
6 Unbroken (movie tie-in) Laura Hillenbrand Random 21,324
7 All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner 21, 109
8 American Sniper (mass market movie tie-in) Chris Kyle Harper 19,583
9 The 20/20 Diet Phil McGraw Bird Street 19,299
10 Silver Thaw Catherine Anderson Signet 16,084
RANK TITLE AUTHOR IMPRINT UNITS
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The Girl on
We Are Not
All the Light
We Cannot See
The Art of
Health & Fitness
Last week’s unit sales
This week’s unit sales