Bestseller Stat Shot
Daniel Silva’s The English Girl (Harper) knocked Dan Brown’s Inferno (Doubleday) from the top of the Hardcover Fiction and Overall Bestseller lists in its first week on sale, notching 44,259 print units. This is the second time in a row Silva’s debut dethroned a king of the fiction pack. This same week in 2012, Silva’s The Fallen Angel cleared 40,746 units in its first week, replacing Deborah E. Harkness’s Shadow of Night on top of the Hardcover Fiction list. But what a difference a year makes: 50 Shades of Grey was the top-selling book in the country in 2012, with over 4.6 million print copies sold. Source: Nielsen BookScan
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