It's very impressive when a book manages to sell one million copies in the years after publication, but it's another thing entirely when a book sells over one million copies (worldwide) in its first week of publication.
That's exactly what our best-selling book of the week has done!
In case we required any further proof that funny books for younger readers are on par with colouring-in books for popularity, the 10th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has now sold close to 4,500 copies in Dymocks stores across the country.
Our top ten best-selling books for the week ending Saturday 14 November were:
1. Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 10) by Jeff Kinney
2. The Red Queen (Obernewtyn Book 7) by Isobelle Carmody
3. The Lake House by Kate Morton
4. Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver
5. Legacy by Tim Cahill
6. Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
7. Spirits of the Ghan by Judy Nunn
8. Fromelles & Pozieres: In the Trenches of Hell by Peter FitzSimons
9. The Official Harry Potter Colouring Book
10. The Dressmaker: Film Tie-In Edition by Rosalie Ham
In other massive publishing news this week, the epic conclusion to Isobelle Carmody's Obernewtyn series, which began back in 1987, was released. Fans across the country who have been following Elspeth Gordie's quest for nearly three decades flocked to stores in droves to pick up the last piece of the Obernewtyn puzzle.
Tim Cahill's memoir is still racing out our doors, and is shaping up to be one of the must-have sporting biographies this Christmas. VIC and QLD fans, you still have a chance to meet Tim and get a signed copy of his book. His early December tour dates can be found here
Fans of the Harry Potter series (so, basically, everyone) have a new opportunity to immerse themselves in J. K. Rowling's magical wizarding world this Christmas, with The Official Harry Potter Colouring Book
hitting our shelves nearly ten days earlier than expected. Stores are well stocked, but we expect stock to be limited as we move closer to Christmas so pick up your copy today to avoid disappointment!