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Freedom sold 56,153 copies in its first week on-sale according to Nielsen BookScan. It was outsold by Suzanne Collins’s Mockingjay at 87K, the mass-market edition of Debbie Macomber’s 1022 Evergreen Place at 60K, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo snuck-by, selling 57K. 

Nielsen BookScan accounts for 70% of the U.S. physical book market, the most notable exclusion being WalMart.

In a related story, there’s an essay over at The Millions about the recent proliferation of massive novels despite our dwindling attention spans and intellects.

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