Santa was good to booksellers this year. The week before Christmas, overall print unit sales were 7% higher than in the comparable week last year, and a lot of books saw substantial sales jumps. Here are the adult hardcover titles that saw the largest week-over-week increases in unit sales. Four nonfiction titles took regional nonfiction bestselling honors last week, with poetry powerhouse Rupi Kaur claiming three regions and cookbook juggernaut Ree Drummond taking two.
Welcome to our spring preview. You might want to make yourself comfortable. What follows over the next 110-plus pages is your one-stop guide to which books people are going to be talking about in the spring and summer. These aren’t just huge books by major authors—though there are plenty of those mentioned.
And You Thought Your Student Loan Debt Was BadOur Hardcover Fiction list begins and ends with John Grisham. His latest legal thriller, The Rooster Bar, which follows the travails of a crew of unlicensed lawyers as they contend with such things as the twin horrors of a dodgy for-profit law school and crippling student loan debt, is both the top-selling fiction title and #1 overall bestselling print book in the country.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".