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Glenn Beck Makes Bestseller History with New Book

christmassweater11-9.jpgFox News’ Glenn Beck will now have five consecutive New York Times Bestsellers with the release of his new book, The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book. The book will debut at #1 on the November 15th children’s picture book bestseller list, which, according to his publisher, will make history:

Beck’s publishing house, Simon & Schuster, believes that Beck has become the only author in history to ever have #1 New York Times bestsellers debut on these four different lists: hardcover fiction (The Christmas Sweater), hardcover nonfiction (Arguing with Idiots and An Inconvenient Book), nonfiction paperback (Glenn Beck’s Common Sense), and now with The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book, children’s picture books.

Full press release after the jump.


GLENN BECK’S “THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER: A PICTURE BOOK” DEBUTS AT #1
ON THE NEW YORK TIMES CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK BESTSELLER LIST,
GIVING BECK FIVE CONSECUTIVE #1 NYT BESTSELLERS

Debut Makes Beck First Author in History
to Have Books Debut at #1 On Four Different NYT Bestseller Lists

THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER: A PICTURE BOOK Is Beck’s Third Book
on the November 15th NYT bestseller lists

New York, NY (November 9th, 2009) – Glenn Beck’s latest book, The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book will debut at #1 on the November 15th New York Times children’s picture book bestseller list, giving Glenn five consecutive #1 NYT bestsellers. Beck’s publishing house, Simon & Schuster, believes that Beck has become the only author in history to ever have #1 New York Times bestsellers debut on these four different lists: hardcover fiction (The Christmas Sweater), hardcover nonfiction (Arguing with Idiots and An Inconvenient Book), nonfiction paperback (Glenn Beck’s Common Sense), and now with The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book, children’s picture books.

“Glenn’s success in adult fiction, nonfiction, trade paper originals and now, children’s books clearly illustrates the broad scope of his talent and appeal, and paves the way for the many exciting projects yet to come under this successful publishing partnership,” said Carolyn Reidy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book is Beck’s third book on current New York Times bestseller lists. Arguing with Idiots (Threshold Editions), Glenn Beck’s most recent bestseller is currently #5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, and is in its 6th consecutive week on the list. Beck’s Common Sense (Threshold Editions) is #8 on the NYT paperback nonfiction list and has sold over 1 million copies since its release on June 16th. Common Sense occupied the #1 spot for 15 weeks and has spent 21 straight weeks in the top 10.

The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book (Aladdin) is Beck’s first children’s book released under his groundbreaking partnership with Simon & Schuster to publish a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks for all age groups.

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