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 2012, Chicken Soup for the Soul contracted with Chef John Doherty—the former Waldorf-Astoria executive chef who has cooked for more presidents and world leaders than any other chef in history—and Daymon Worldwide, the global retail branding and sourcing expert, to create a line of affordable, convenient and wholesome comfort foods.
  • In 2013, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s line of comfort foods, with more than 30 different products from soups to pasta sauces, went on sale in more than 27 grocery store chains with over 2,000 locations across the country.
  • In 2013 Kerner Entertainment and Alcon Entertainment agreed to produce a major motion picture based on Chicken Soup for the Soul.