Tue, 21/05/2013 - 16:00
Dan Brown's hotly anticipated Inferno (Bantam Press) has become one of the fastest-selling books since official sales records began, selling 228,961 copies at UK booksellers in its first five days on release, and topping the Official UK Top 50.
Nielsen BookScan data reveals just shy of 10p in every pound spent on a...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 16:18
Hilary Mantel has scored her first ever Official UK Top 50 number one.
The mass-market edition of her Man Booker Prize 2012 winner, Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate), was comfortably the bestselling book in the UK last week, achieving sales of 20,493 copies in its opening week on bookshop shelves.
Wed, 08/05/2013 - 16:05
The mass-market edition of Sophie Kinsella's I've Got Your Number (Black Swan) was the bestselling book in the UK last week, recording sales of 21,541 copies in its first full week on bookshop shelves.
The novel supplants Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl (Phoenix) at the summit of the Official UK Top 50, scoring...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 16:15
Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl has returned to the summit of the Official UK Top 50 after a week's hiatus following what proved to be a more prosperous week for booksellers than last.
Helped by a number of big new releases by...
Wed, 24/04/2013 - 09:30
Printed book sales fell below the £20m market last week, for the first time in almost 11 years.
Nielsen BookScan data reveals £19.995m was spent on printed books in the UK in the seven days to 20th April—the lowest level since the week ending 22nd June 2002. The size of the market fell 8% (£1.7m) on the...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 16:16
Sales of printed books jumped more than £1m last week, after the value of the market hit a 2013 low the previous week. Official statistics from book sales monitors Nielsen BookScan reveal £21.7m was spent on physical books in the UK in the seven-day period ending 13th April—up 5.3% (£1.1m) on the previous week....
Tue, 09/04/2013 - 16:25
Printed book sales in the UK fell by more than 15% last week, as the established post-Easter sales slump hit booksellers. Nielsen BookScan data reveals spending on physical books totalled £20.6m in the seven-day period ending 6th April—the lowest weekly level since May last year.
Sales were down 15.4% (£3.8m) on the...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 16:17
Spending on printed books soared by more than £2m in the UK last week, with the value of the book market up almost 10% on the same week last year.
Nielsen BookScan data reveals £24.4m was spent on physical books in the UK in the seven days to 30th March—up 10.3% on the previous week and an increase of 8.9% on the...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 16:20
Philippa Gregory and her publisher Simon & Schuster have scored their first Official UK Top 50 number one in almost two years.
The mass-market edition of Gregory's fourth Cousins' War novel, The Kingmaker's Daughter, was the bestselling book in the UK last week, Nielsen BookScan data reveals, selling 19,871...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 09:30
Printed book sales in the UK slipped back last week, despite a number of new novels by some of the biggest names in fiction hitting bookshop shelves.
Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data reveals £21.9m was spent in the seven days to 16th March—down 13.4% (£3.4m) on a bumper previous week when spending hit a...