‘The book of the week’: Five books of the year from 2017
In 2017, the best book of all time appeared on the shelves of every bookstore in the United States, with a total of 1,084 titles on shelves.
That is an average of more than one new book every week.
This year, there were 5,977 books in circulation in all, according to The NPD Group, which tracks book sales.
The most popular books of 2017 are: * “The Book of the Week,” by James Patterson, which sold nearly 4 million copies, as of Friday morning, according.
* “Bridget Jones’s American Road,” by Joanna Russ, which had a best-seller rank of No. 2 on the bestseller list.
* Robert Greene’s “American Revolution,” which was also a best seller, and the first of four novels in the “War of the Roses” series.
* Thomas Mann’s “The Great Gatsby,” which also sold 4.6 million copies.
* Stephen King’s “It,” which sold 2.6, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which is set in the first half of the 20th century, and a series of novellas.
* A novel by Thomas Pynchon, “My Country, My Country.”
* and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which both sold more than 3 million copies each.
* And a novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, which also won the 2016 National Book Award.
“The book that got people talking, got people to buy books, got books in their hands,” said Roberta Kaplan, editor-in-chief of The NPA, which is the association for booksellers.
“There were people who wanted to buy a book and then just went to the bookstore and picked it up and bought it.
And there were people looking for books on Amazon, and there were Amazon buyers.”
For years, bookstores were the largest retail outlets for books, with the average purchase per customer exceeding $100 in many years.
But that is starting to change.
This fall, the number of books sold on Amazon grew by more than 20 percent compared to last year, according a report from comScore.
Sales on Amazon’s Kindle and App stores, meanwhile, grew by a combined 1.9 percent last year.
There are a number of reasons for the increase, Kaplan said.
One is the growing popularity of e-books, a way to get books without buying them from the brick-and-mortar bookstores.
But the growth is also due to an increase in physical book sales and the increased availability of digital content, she said.
“We’re seeing people actually reading books digitally, which means they’re not buying physical books,” Kaplan said, adding that e-reading is more accessible to more people, and thus more likely to read books.
The NPI said that “the number of digital books sold in the U.S. rose from 1.7 billion in 2016 to 2.5 billion in 2017.”
And while digital books accounted for 6 percent of all books sold last year and 5 percent in 2017, they still represent less than 1 percent of the overall total, according the report.
Kaplan said she expects the increase in digital sales will continue, with more digital bookseller opportunities opening up.
“More and more of us are finding that digital is the future, that it’s more than just reading,” she said, “and we’re not going to be able to go out and buy books anymore.
We’re going to want to buy something that we can read online.”