2008 book sales figures and moments of zen
First, the moment of zen:
So, since her next-to-last book only moved 126,000 units (we don’t have numbers on her new book yet) who should Ann Coulter be taking advice from?
Well, Stephenie Meyer, for one, who sold about 15 million books last year. (No exaggeration — her "Twilight" books held four of the top ten spots for 2008 in the US, according to Nielsen Bookscan.) Jeff Kinney, for another, who sold 721,000 copies of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid and 696,000 of Roderick Rules. (She should also be listening to Barack Obama, who sold 1.44 million books, though somehow I doubt she will; Jodi Picoult, J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Christopher Paolini, and yes, Bill O’Reilly, who moved 387,000 of his new book last year.)
How about comics? Well, Secret Invasion moved 1.3 million issues total as the best selling comic of last year, I guess Ann has to listen to Brian Michael Bendis. And Peter David too, he sold about 460,000 issues of Dark Tower: Long Road Home. That will just make Peter’s day. Alan Moore, too, with the best-selling graphic novels of 2008– even 20 years old.