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Top 10 for all print, followed by top 20 for children’s

Top 10 Print Bestsellers, 2014, Publisher’s Weekly

Rank Title Author Imprint Total units
1 The Fault in Our Stars (trade paper) John Green Penguin/Speak 1,813,574
2 The Long Haul Jeff Kinney Abrams/Amulet 1,560,410
3 Divergent Veronica Roth HarperCollins/Tegen 1,426,292
4 Insurgent Veronica Roth HarperCollins/Tegen 1,310,210
5 Killing Patton O’Reilly/Dugard Holt 1,190,152
6 Allegiant Veronica Roth HarperCollins/Tegen 1,146,369
7 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn Broadway 962,797
8 The Fault in Our Stars (movie tie-in) John Green Penguin/Speak 923,182
9 The Fault in Our Stars (hardcover) John Green Dutton 769,065
10 Frozen Victoria Saxon Random/Disney 784,691

Source: Nielsen Bookscan

Nielsen BookScan Juvenile Top 20, Publisher’s Weekly

1. The Fault in Our Stars (trade paper)
by John Green (Penguin/Speak)
Unit Sales: 1,813,574
2. The Long Haul
by Jeff Kinney (Abrams/Amulet)
Unit Sales: 1,560,410
3. Divergent
by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins/Tegen)
Unit Sales: 1,426,292
4. Insurgent
by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins/Tegen)
Unit Sales: 1,310,210
5. Allegiant
by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins/Tegen)
Unit Sales: 1,146,369
6. The Fault in Our Stars (movie tie-in)
by John Green (Penguin/Speak)
Unit Sales: 923,182
7. The Fault in Our Stars (hardcover)
by John Green (Dutton)
Unit Sales: 796,065
8. Frozen
by Victoria Saxon (Random/Disney)
Unit Sales: 784,691
9. If I Stay
by Gayle Forman (Penguin/Speak)
Unit Sales: 747,935
10. Looking for Alaska
by John Green (Penguin/Speak)
Unit Sales: 738,518
11. The Maze Runner
by James Dashner (Delacorte)
Unit Sales: 696,021
12. Frozen: Journey to the Ice Palace
by Frank Berrios (Random/Disney)
Unit Sales: 682,146
13. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
by Scholastic (Scholastic)
Unit Sales: 678,978
14. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
by Scholastic (Scholastic)
Unit Sales: 671,500
15. Four
by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins/Tegen)
Unit Sales: 651,383
16. Frozen: Big Snowman
by Tish Rabe (Random/Disney)
Unit Sales: 603,803
17. Hard Luck
by Jeff Kinney (Abrams/Amulet)
Unit Sales: 598,654
18. Paper Towns
by John Green (Penguin/Speak)
Unit Sales: 577,449
19. Frozen: A Tale of Two Sisters
by Melissa Lagonegro (Random/Disney)
Unit Sales: 557,547
20. Frozen: Troll Magic
by Courtney Carbone (Random/Disney)
Unit Sales: 499,643

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I try to follow all eight.

  1. Think Like a Teen: more than POV, be a teen while you write
  2. Find the “Emotional Truth” of the Teenage Experience: most teens have similar problems, goals etc.
  3. A Good Pop-Culture Reference Goes a Long Way: music, TV shows etc. (might have made-up names)
  4. Get Input From Real Teenagers: cowriter, beta reader, critique
  5. Use Slang Words at Your Own Risk: slang mutates quickly
  6. Keep It Moving: keep it simple & stay on the plot
  7. It’s Okay for YA To Get Dark: nothing is off limits anymore
  8. Find the Kernel of Hope: even with a sad ending, leave a way outIreadYA-select

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  1. Think Like a Teen: more than POV, be a teen while you write
  2. Find the “Emotional Truth” of the Teenage Experience: most teens have similar problems, goals etc.
  3. A Good Pop-Culture Reference Goes a Long Way: music, TV shows etc. (might have made-up names)
  4. Get Input From Real Teenagers: co-writer, beta reader, critique
  5. Use Slang Words at Your Own Risk: slang mutates quickly
  6. Keep It Moving: keep it simple & stay on the plot
  7. It’s Okay for YA To Get Dark: nothing is off limits anymore
  8. Find the Kernel of Hope: even with a sad ending, leave a way out
  9. IreadYA-select

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Green Apple Books

Two locations in San Francisco. Publisher’s Weekly 2014 Bookstore of the Year. Employees have health insurance and paid time off. http://www.greenapplebooks.com/

Halloween Kentucky Style: http://www.greenapplebooks.com/book/9781935290162

Neanderthal Protocol: http://www.greenapplebooks.com/ebook/9781619374232

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Courtesy of Publisher’s Weekly:

Nonfiction:
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History by Nicholas A. Basbanes. (Alfred A. Knopf).
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink. (Crown Publishers).
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Simon & Schuster).

Fiction:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (Alfred A. Knopf).
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat. (Alfred A. Knopf).
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. ( Little, Brown).

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This is the list from Publisher’s Weekly. The USA Today‘s top ten for 2014 is dominated by YA & middle-grade fiction, so this list probably did, too.

1. Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8). Jeff Kinney. Abrams/Amulet

2. Allegiant (Divergent #3). Veronica Roth. HarperCollins/Tegen

3. The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4). Rick Riordan. Disney-Hyperion

4. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. Rush Limbaugh. S&S/Threshold

5. Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Dork Diaries #6). Rachel Renée Russell. S&S/Aladdin

6. The Wheels on the Bus (Pete the Cat). James Dean. HarperCollins

7. OMG! All About Me Diary (Dork Diaries).Rachel Renée Russell. Aladdin

8. Emeraldalicious (Pinkalicious). Victoria Kann. HarperCollins

9. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices). Cassandra Clare. S&S/McElderry

10. The Day the Crayons Quit. Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel

11. Big Nate Flips Out. Lincoln Peirce. HarperCollins

12. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. James Dean and Kimberly Dean. HarperCollins

13. How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (Middle School #4). James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illus. by Laura Park. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

14. Revealed. P.C. and Kristin Cast. St. Martin’s Griffin

15. Princess Adventure Stories. Disney Press

16. I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Laura Park. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

17. The Perfect Tea Party (Disney Junior: Sofia the First). Andrea Posner-Sanchez. Random/Golden/Disney

18. My Brother Is a Big, Far Liar (Middle School #3). James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou, illus. by Neil Swaab. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

19. Treasure Hunters. James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, and Mark Shulman, illus. by Juliana Neufeld. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

20. Fanciest Doll in the Universe (Fancy Nancy). Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser. HarperCollins

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This is the list from Publisher’s Weekly.

1. Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8). Jeff Kinney. Abrams/Amulet

2. Allegiant (Divergent #3). Veronica Roth. HarperCollins/Tegen

3. The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4). Rick Riordan. Disney-Hyperion

4. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. Rush Limbaugh. S&S/Threshold

5. Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Dork Diaries #6). Rachel Renée Russell. S&S/Aladdin

6. The Wheels on the Bus (Pete the Cat). James Dean. HarperCollins

7. OMG! All About Me Diary (Dork Diaries).Rachel Renée Russell. Aladdin

8. Emeraldalicious (Pinkalicious). Victoria Kann. HarperCollins

9. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices). Cassandra Clare. S&S/McElderry

10. The Day the Crayons Quit. Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel

11. Big Nate Flips Out. Lincoln Peirce. HarperCollins

12. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. James Dean and Kimberly Dean. HarperCollins

13. How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (Middle School #4). James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illus. by Laura Park. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

14. Revealed. P.C. and Kristin Cast. St. Martin’s Griffin

15. Princess Adventure Stories. Disney Press

16. I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Laura Park. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

17. The Perfect Tea Party (Disney Junior: Sofia the First). Andrea Posner-Sanchez. Random/Golden/Disney

18. My Brother Is a Big, Far Liar (Middle School #3). James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou, illus. by Neil Swaab. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

19. Treasure Hunters. James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, and Mark Shulman, illus. by Juliana Neufeld. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

20. Fanciest Doll in the Universe (Fancy Nancy). Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser. HarperCollins

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