In its first week on sale, Daniel Silva’s 18th Gabriel Allon thriller, The Other Woman, sold more than 41K print copies in its conventional edition—enough to debut as the #1 book in the country. The book is also available, signed and unsigned, in a BN exclusive edition, featuring an interview with the author, bringing total print units sold to almost 56K.
BookScan considers special editions whose sales are reported under different ISBNs ineligible to chart on its bestseller lists, but even so, those editions can add significantly to a title’s purse. Here are more examples from this week’s hardcover nonfiction list.
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin: The BN exclusive edition includes a Nashville travel guide high-lighting locations featured in the book. Print unit sales since June 26 release: 63K conventional, 17K exclusive
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler: The BN exclusive edition includes a reading guide and an essay by Tyler about the book’s origins. Print unit sales since July 10 release: 18K conventional, 14K exclusive
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware: The BN exclusive edition includes an essay by Ware about how literary Cornwall has always been an inspiration. Print unit sales since May 29 release: 50K conventional, 25K exclusive
Two authors with opposite views of the current political climate debut on our hardcover nonfiction list.
Who: Jeanine Pirro, host of Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News
What: Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy
Where: #1 hardcover nonfiction, #2 overall
Sample chapter title: “The Lying, Leaking, Liberal Swamp’s Secret Court”
Who: Michiko Kakutani, former New York Times chief book critic
What: The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump
Where: #16 hardcover nonfiction
Sample chapter title:
“The Schadenfreude of the Trolls”
Two 2017 Instant Pot books are back on our hardcover nonfiction list after long absences, thanks to Amazon Prime Day.
#11 The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook, Coco Morante
#18 Dinner in an Instant, Melissa Clark
The Adventure Zone by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Carey Pietsch: #1 Trade Paper, #3 overall. Based on the McElroy family’s podcast, which is loosely based on DD and other role-playing games, this graphic novel is “a delightful visual experience that balances exposition and action,” our review said.
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover: #12 Trade Paper. In her new novel, Hoover, who made her name in enw adult romances exploring first loves, looks at how a troubled marriage might be saved.
Top 10 OverallRank Title Author Imprint Units 1 The Other Woman Daniel Silva Harper 41,281 2 Liars, Leakers, and Liberals Jeanine Pirro Center Street 34,730 3 The Adventure Zone McElroy/Pietsch First Second 33,630 4 The President Is Missing Clinton/Patterson Little, Brown/Knopf 27,176 5 Girl, Wash Your Face Rachel Hollis Nelson 25,175 6 Origin Dan Brown Anchor 21,776 7 Cottage by the Sea Debbie Macomber Ballantine 19,809 8 Magnolia Table Joanna Gaines Morrow 19,428 9 The Rooster Bar John Grisham Dell 17,616 10 Crazy Rich Asians Kevin Kwan Anchor 16,624
All unit sales per Nielsen BookScan except where noted.