Following is a recap of major news at Hachette Book Group for the week of November 27-December 1, 2017:
NYT Best of 2017: The New York Times Book Review announced their selections for the 10 Best Books of 2017, and HBG has two of the coveted slots on the list—Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (Grand Central Publishing) and The Power by Naomi Alderman (Little, Brown and Company)!
NYT Bestsellers: HBG has 20 titles on the New York Times bestseller list dated December 10, including four #1s—The People Vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson (LB) debuts at #1 on both the Print Hardcover & Combined Print & Ebook Fiction Bestsellers lists. Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza (LB) tops the Print Hardcover Nonfiction list. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore (various publishers) takes the #1 position on the Children’s Bestsellers (Picture Books) list. HBG’s distribution clients have seven titles on the list this week, including one at #1—Basketball (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano (Abrams) holds on to the top slot on the Sports & Fitness Bestsellers monthly list. See attached for the complete list of HBG and client titles.
USA Today Bestsellers: HBG has 15 titles on the USA Today bestseller list, see the full list here.
Indie resilience: read the Harvard Business School study that reveals How Indie Bookstores Have Thrived in Spite of Amazon (and check out the video).