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.