Jesuit’s Bestselling Book Reaches Publishing Milestone

Jesuit Father Jim Martin’s best seller My Life with the Saints moved into select company when it reached 100,000 copies sold in January. His memoir of spiritual self-discovery is an homage to the Catholic saints who have accompanied Fr. Martin throughout his life.

According to Loyola Press this is a rare milestone for an author—only 2 percent of the 1.5 million different titles sold each year sell more than 5,000 copies.

When a book reaches 20,000 copies sold, it enters the “1% Club”: less than 1 percent of all books will sell 20,000 or more copies during its lifetime.

Fr. Martin is a writer and culture editor of America magazine.

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