Wed, 14/11/2012 - 08:07
Due to a hardware failure at book sales provider Nielsen BookScan, production of The Bookseller's official bestseller charts this week has been delayed.
A team at BookScan's offices in Woking have been working through the night to restore the hardware which will allow processing of the data for the week ending 10th...
Thu, 05/01/2012 - 16:24
Strong e-book sales over the festive period compensated for the decline in physical sales, publishers are reporting, as printed book sales fell by more than £100m in 2011.
The value of printed book sales through Nielsen BookScan's TCM in the 52 weeks to 31st December 2011 was down 6.3%, or £106m, year on year to...
Thu, 23/09/2010 - 09:29
The growth in e-book sales in genres such as romance and science-fiction is leading to a cannibalisation in sales of printed books, according to Nielsen BookScan data.
Sales of printed romance books have fallen for the first time since records began at a time when e-book sales have more than doubled.
The data, released as part of...
Mon, 13/09/2010 - 12:33
And so, Tony Blair's memoirs hit the shelves. And it went and sold 92,060 copies in just 96 hours—a rate of 16 copies per minute, if you'd prefer. In total, just over £1.2m was spent on the book across its first four days on...
Thu, 29/04/2010 - 07:01
Book sales at Amazon.co.uk remain “strong”, with fiction purchases managing to more than offset any dip in non-fiction, according to its director of books.
Gordon Willoughby was speaking after Amazon.com revealed international sales increased by 45% to $3.35bn (£2.2bn) and worldwide media sales rose 26%,in the three...
Tue, 02/02/2010 - 15:42
Sophie Kinsella's Twenties Girl (Black Swan) has retained its position at the summit of The Official UK Top 50 in a flat week for the trade. Madeleine Wickham's ninth novel written under her Kinsella pseudonym sold 42,141 copies at UK book retailers last week, almost twice as many copies as the second most purchased title,...
Tue, 08/12/2009 - 16:01
Book sales jumped by almost a third last week, led by a hardback non-fiction sector firmly on the rebound following poor October and November sales.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, 8.1m books were snapped up at UK book retailers last week, up 29% week on week, with spending up 28.2% to £61.9m. Sales were up 3% on the same week...
Wed, 04/11/2009 - 08:00
Headline rearranged the publication date of Martina Cole's latest novel Hard Girls to take advantaged of the week when Dan Brown's sales would be lowest, ensuring a number one slot in the Original Fiction chart.
Kerr MacRae, deputy m.d and c.o.o, said the publisher had "plotted against Harry Potter" to work...
Thu, 19/06/2008 - 13:34
Is there any other industry where the most powerful retailers will spend a whole evening talking to the tiniest publishers? That's what happens at Meet the Buyers, the annual event run by the Independent Publishers Guild, fast becoming an essential industry fixture.
Last night in Portland Place some 100 IPG members sat down with senior...
Mon, 05/02/2007 - 08:20
The Los Angeles Times reports a lawsuit filed against author Clive Cussler is set to raise broader questions about the authenticity of publishing-industry sales figures. Attorneys for Philip Anschutz allege that Cussler duped the Denver industrialist into paying $10m for film rights to the adventure novel Sahara by flagrantly inflating his book...