Bestseller Stat Shot
Two publishing heavyweights debuted on top of their respective lists this week, with Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep (Scribner) and Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s Killing Jesus (Holt) each racking up six-figure hardcover unit sales. Both have pedigrees—Sleep is the sequel to King’s classic The Shining, and Jesus is the third of O’Reilly’s reliably bestselling pop-history books—and each is off to the strongest start its author has seen in years. Here’s a breakdown of how King’s and O’Reilly’s recent books have done in their first weeks. (For simplicity’s sake, we’re looking only at King’s full-length novels and O’Reilly’s adult titles.)
|Doctor Sleep (2013)||133,823||Killing Jesus (2013)||129,989|
|Joyland (2013)||74,583||Keep It Pithy (2013)||10,902|
|The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012)||58,766||Killing Kennedy (2012)||117,168|
|11/22/63 (2011)||83,811||Killing Lincoln (2011)||61,836|
|Under the Dome (2009)||128,160||Pinheads and Patriots (2010)||30,909|
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