HAMILTON: As Hot In Print as
On Broadway

9781455539741_0d3dcTickets to the Broadway show Hamilton are notoriously hard to get. Turns out the same is true for Hamilton in print form: Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter (Hachette/Grand Central Publishing; Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio).

Early demand for the tie-in was huge. It tops Amazon’s best-seller list as well as Barnes & Noble’s and now, as the Associated Press and USA TODAY report, it is sold out on Amazon with a third printing expected in 9 to 12 days.

It is so popular the book has its own hashtag, #hamiltome.

Grand Central Publishing spokesman Jimmy Franco says “Hamilton: The Revolution already is going into its third printing, for a planned total of 210,000 copies.”

As we noted, Hamilton is likely to be the first Broadway script to hit bestseller lists.  Published on Tuesday, it should hit the weekly lists next week (it’s already on Amazon’s list which is updated hourly).

Libraries we checked that own copies are seeing strong circ. and high holds with ratios of 5:1 and larger. Libraries with copies still on order are building very long holds lists as they wait.

9781594200090_4ee8fRon Chernow’s biography, Alexander Hamilton (PRH/Penguin, 2004), the inspiration for the musical, remains popular but is still in stock. It is currently #18 on the Amazon charts. In libraries it is showing strong circ. and respectable holds lists as well.

Another alternative is Hamilton: Vocal Selections (Hal Leonard;  978-1495057540), with words and music.


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