Raina Telgemeier, whose new graphic novel Sisters
just shipped last August, now has over 3.5 million copies of her three graphic novels in print, according to the Wall Street Journal
. Printings on Sisters
have rocketed to 1.4 million, after an initial planned run of only 200,000 copies (see “Telgemeier’s ‘Sisters’ Gets 200K Print Run
”), according to the report.
Smile, Telgemeier’s first original graphic novel, has 1.5 million copies in print, and Drama, a fictional story about a middle school drama production, has 650,000.
While these may not be the biggest sales ever (by a U.S. publisher) on graphic novel volumes, they are probably the biggest sales ever on graphic novels directed at kids.