Daniel Silva and John Grisham Big Winners This Week...

Jul 22, 2017 by

There is some new books hitting the adult fiction chart this week, and a new number one book, pushing John Grisham’s Camino Island out of the top spot. But I don’t think he’s too concerned, seeing as The Whistler by him sold more than Camino Island. With these two books, Grisham has combined sales of over 100,000 this week. Daniel Silva is sitting pretty at #1 with House of Spies (60,000 combined sales). Other winners this week are Ruth Ware, Rupi Kaur and James Patterson with combined sales for these authors in the 40,000 range. Julie Garwood’s Wired had a steep drop this week, with only a little over 5,000 in hard cover sales. Nora Roberts’ Come Sundown is probably around the 250,000 combined sales mark. As for Riley Sager’s Final Girls, and my...

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Sarah MacLean’s The Day of the Duchess Wins for the Week...

Jul 8, 2017 by

Three weeks in a row top spot in adult fiction- John Grisham’s Camino Island has dropped from first place, but that still didn’t stop the book from getting over 60,000 in sales (47,000 in print). Grisham is on fire this summer, as well as, James Patterson, Danielle Steel, Brad Thor, and Ruth Ware, all who keeping selling over 30,000 each week. Most of the well known best selling traditionally published authors are selling over 20,000 in print. Those selling well in mass market paperback is always romance (or so it seems). The heavy hitters here are Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne, High Stakes by Fern Michaels, Power Game by Christine Feehan, and new this week- Sarah MacLean with The Day of the Duchess. All these authors have sold over 6,000 in MM (making their...

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John Grisham’s Camino Island is 3 Weeks Strong...

Jul 1, 2017 by

For the third week in a row, John Grisham’s Camino Island continues to slay the competition. I think this is the first adult fiction book of 2017 to stay at #1 for more than 2 weeks. Over 55,000 print sales strong, and about to hit the 500k sales mark for complete sales. Ruth Ware is still holding strong with The Woman In Cabin 10 at over 21,000 in print sales, and is about to also hit the 500k mark soon. Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water isn’t far behind, and expect 500k in sale by the end of this summer. Other notable authors make some major strides: Dean Koontz with The Silent Corner, Janet Evanovich’s Dangerous Minds and Nora Roberts’ Come Sundown all hit over 20,000 combined sales this week. New for romance this week,...

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Jonathan Kellerman and Helen Hardt Rise to the Top...

Feb 25, 2017 by

There’s some interesting movement this week on the adult fiction charts. Neil Gaiman, J.D. Robb and Jonathan Kellerman (Heartbreak Hotel) have all sold over 18,000 in print, which makes me believe that have that in almost double their digital sales. I would give these authors close to 40,000 in overall sales. Not far behind them, but more in digital than in print is Burn by Helen Hardt, which probably has sales in the 30,000 plus range.     Sandra Brown’s Sting, James Patterson’s Bullseye, Danielle Steel’s The Apartment, and EL James’ erotic Twilight fan fiction sequel, Fifty Shades Darker (along with the 2 other books in the trilogy, including the one with the POV of Christian/Edward) is also selling well (in part to the movie, which has made over $300 million worldwide). These books...

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George Orwell’s 1984 On Top (Published in 1949)...

Feb 4, 2017 by

It’s been an interesting week in adult fiction sales because of the recent climate in regards to US politics. Because of this, a book from 1949 is the biggest seller in adult fiction this week. It’s George Orwell’s dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four (also know better as 1984), with over 40,000 in sales (more than half of them are in print). Wonder why they rise in Nineteen Eighty-Four? If you read the synopsis or the plot, you may understand why.     The typical big name authors are selling big, such as Danielle Steel, James Patterson and Debbie Macomber with over 25,000 in sales. For romance, Nora Roberts’ Dark Witch, Johanna Lindsey’s Make Me Love You, and Jodi Thomas’ Wild Horse Springs all sold over 10,000 this week. Lori Foster, Jill Shalvis, Fern Michaels, and...

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