Top 10 Print Book Sales of 2012 – Adult Fiction


Nielsen Tops of 2012: Entertainment
Below is a list of the 10 ten in adult fiction. The top four on this list includes E.L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy, as they say "one of the wildest successes of the year". Other romance genres authors to make it to the list are Sylvia Day and Nora Roberts. 

Adult Fiction books feature many from the romance genre:


1.) Fifty Shades Of Grey (Trade Paperback)
E. L. James

2.) Fifty Shades Darker (Trade Paperback)
E. L. James

3.) Fifty Shades Freed (Trade Paperback)
E. L. James

4.) Fifty Shades Trilogy (Boxed Set)
E. L. James



5.) Gone Girl (Hardcover)
Gillian Flynn



6.) The Casual Vacancy (Hardcover)
J. K. Rowling



7.) Bared To You (Trade Paperback)
Sylvia Day



8.) The Racketeer (Hardcover)
John Grisham



9.) The Lucky One (Mass Market Paperback)
Nicholas Sparks



10.) The Last Boyfriend (Trade Paperback)
Nora Roberts

Source: Nielsen BookScan
Data from January 2, 2012 – December 2, 2012. Nielsen BookScan’s US Consumer Market Panel currently covers approximately 75% of the print book market and continues to grow. BookScan does not track sales from Wal-Mart.

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