Print Unit Sales Up 9.9% In Early May (

Led by big gains in the juvenile categories, unit sales of print books rose 9.9% in the week ended May 9, 2020, over the comparable period in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Juvenile nonfiction posted a 44% increase in unit sales over the week ended May 11, 2019. While My First Learn-to-Write Workbook by Crystal Radke remained #1 in the category, selling more than 21,000 copies, a new title landed in the second spot: Engineer Academy: Space by Rob Colson sold just under 14,000 copies in its first week. Print unit sales rose 21% over 2019 in juvenile fiction. The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate landed in the second spot on the category list, selling almost 27,000 copies in its first week. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss stayed in the top spot, selling nearly 30,000 copies. The adult fiction category had a good week, with print unit sales up 15.6% over 2019.
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