Facts & Figures

  • The Chicken Soup for the Soul book series of over 250 titles has sold more than 110 million copies in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul books have been translated into 43 languages, have been published in over 100 countries, and have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide.
  • Retail sales of Chicken Soup for the Soul-branded products exceed $100 million per year in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Total worldwide retail sales of Chicken Soup for the Soul-branded products have exceeded $2 billion.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul is one of the world’s best-known brands. In the U.S., according to a Harris Poll, 88.7% of the public recognizes Chicken Soup for the Soul.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul receives hundreds of millions of monthly media impressions as a result of 5 weekly columns syndicated to newspapers by King Features, a radio network of over 200 radio stations covering over 65% of the United States, a blog network with over 9.5 million monthly unique visitors and press coverage.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul puzzle books from licensee Kappa Books have sold more than 5 million units.
  • In 2004, Chicken Soup for the Soul launched a wholesome and balanced pet food, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, which today can be found in over 5,000 independent pet specialty stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most impactful books of the past 25 years.
  • In 2008, Chicken Soup for the Soul became the best-selling trade paperback series of all time.
  • In 2008, Chicken Soup for the Soul began distributing its books in the U.S. and Canada through Simon & Schuster.
  • Since 2009, the number of stores selling Chicken Soup for the Soul books has expanded from 9,000 to over 30,000.
  • In 2013 Kerner Entertainment and Alcon Entertainment agreed to produce a major motion picture based on Chicken Soup for the Soul.