Bob Dylan Book Sales Soar After Nobel Announcement

Bob Dylan performs at Bayfront Festival Park
AP Photo/Duluth News, Clint Austin

Bob Dylan performs at Bayfront Festival Park on July 9, 2013 in Duluth, Minn.

He won his Nobel for writing songs, but Bob Dylan's unexpected honor also is providing a boost for his books.

Dylan's memoir Chronicles: Volume One and bound compilation The Lyrics: 1961-2012 were among two of's fastest sellers Thursday (Oct. 13). His book of lyrics jumped from No. 73,543 on Amazon's best-seller list the night before Thursday's announcement to No. 209. Over the same 24-hour period, Chronicles soared from No. 15,690 to No. 278 and was out of stock by the end of the day.

Not surprisingly, sales were up on Amazon for many of his albums. Two of them, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Blonde on Blonde, were in the top 25 for CDs and vinyl by Thursday night.