A 17.3% increase in adult fiction print unit sales was not enough to prevent overall print unit sales from falling 4.2% in the week ending on September 24, 2022, versus the comparable week of 2021, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Gains in adult fiction were led by a number of new releases, including Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks, which was #1 on the category list, selling over 75,000 copies in its first week. maybe now, a new book by Colleen Hoover, sold over 36,000 copies in its first week, placing it in seventh place on the category list. The only other category to show an increase during the week was young adult nonfiction, where unit sales rose 5.3%. by Scott Cawthon TheseSecurity Break Files was #1 in the category, selling around 2,500 copies. Adult non-fiction sales fell 11.2% during the week. Last year around this time, Danger by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa was the first title in the category, selling over 192,000 copies. In the most recent week, the main title was another new book on the Trump administration, The divider by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, sold more than 24,000 copies. Children’s fiction again had a difficult week, with sales down 7.2%. Last year, Change sings by Amanda Gorman and Loren Long sold over 157,000 copies in its first week. Little Blue Truck Halloween by Alice Schertle was in second place, selling just over 18,000 copies. During the most recent week, little blue truck was the No. 1 title in the category, also selling just over 18,000 copies.
A version of this article originally appeared in the 03/10/2022 issue of Weekly editors under the title: The Weekly Scorecard