E-book gross sales are nonetheless up following a sizzling begin to 2021. Final week, unit gross sales of print books jumped 18% over the week ended January 25, 2020, at retailers that report back to NPD BookScan. Within the prior week, unit sales rose nearly 23% over 2020, leading to a 22% enhance in print gross sales by January 23 over the comparable interval a yr in the past.
Each main class had double digit will increase final week. These jumps had been led by the younger grownup segments, the place fiction rose 46.9% and nonfiction elevated 48.5%. The highest vendor in fiction was We Have been Liars by E. Lockhart, which offered practically 15,000 copies, whereas Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi topped the nonfiction checklist, promoting about 4,100 copies.
The highest-selling print ebook general final week was Alice Schertle’s Little Blue Truck’s Valentine, which offered greater than 33,000 copies. Formidable Lady by Meena Harris had a robust debut, promoting upwards of 26,000 copies in its first week on sale. The 2 titles helped enhance general gross sales within the juvenile fiction class 28.7% over the comparable week in 2020.
In juvenile nonfiction, Superheroes Are In every single place, written two years in the past by the newly-inaugurated Vice President Kamala Harris, was the #1 title within the class, promoting about 7,600 copies. Two books about Harris had good weeks: Who Is Kamala Harris? by Kirsten Anderson and launched final week offered 6,655 copies, and Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes offered nearly 4,5000 copies. Complete unit gross sales within the juvenile nonfiction class rose 23.2% over 2020.
Grownup fiction gross sales rose 18.5% over 2020. George Orwell’s 1984 was the #1 vendor within the class, with gross sales over 27,000 copies. Grownup nonfiction gross sales had the bottom weekly acquire, rising 13%. Enterprise Made Easy by Donald Miller offered greater than 18,000 copies in its first week on sale, trailing solely Barack Obama’s A Promised Land on the class bestseller checklist.