Thu, 28/08/2014 - 09:57
Jo Nesbo has scored his first ever UK Top 50 number one with the paperback edition of Police (Vintage).
The Norwegian writer tops the chart after the mass market paperback edition originally debuted at number two last week but climbed to the top spot in its second week, selling 21,651 copies, up 36% in volume (week on week...
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:50
Jojo Moyes' The One Plus One (Penguin) has topped the official UK Top 50 for a second week. The mass-market paperback sold 17,957 copies in the seven days ending 16th August, to retain the top spot. The bestseller has now sold just under 60,000 copies in one month.
Sales were down 24% week on week but comfortably ahead of...
Wed, 13/08/2014 - 10:00
Jojo Moyes has ended John Green’s eight week run at the top of the chart with her first UK number one for The One Plus One paperback (Penguin.)
The novel, which debuted at number one on the Original Fiction chart at the beginning of March, has sold 20,579 copies in hardback. The paperback has now sold 41,731 copies in...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:19
Following two weeks of 2% week on week volume declines; the US book market rebounded and was up 3% last week with 11.3m books registering through Nielsen BookScan for the seven days ending 3rd August. Increases were across the board with overall Juvenile sales up 4% and Adult book sales up 3%.
Veronica Roth tops the chart for a fourth...
Wed, 06/08/2014 - 10:00
Jojo Moyes becomes the latest author - after Karin Slaughter, Helen Fielding, John Grisham and James Patterson - to stall at number two on the UK Top 50 behind John Green's The Fault in our Stars (Penguin), which continues to dominate at the top for an eighth week. The mass market paperback release of Moyes' The One Plus...
Wed, 30/07/2014 - 09:40
After two weeks of year-on-year growth, total book sales registering through Nielsen BookScan fell last week by 8% in value and volume on the same week last year with 3.1m books selling for £22.4m (also down 2% on the previous week's value). Positive growth through mid-July though, meant that year on year sales for the four weeks...
Thu, 24/07/2014 - 15:52
Veronica Roth maintains her position at the top of the US book charts with a second week at the top for the author's collection of Divergent short stories, Four (Katherine Tegen Books). This gives Roth her 15th week at number one this year. The collection sold an additional 64,575 copies for a new total of 171,433 copies, down 39...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:10
With six weeks at the top of the official Top 50 chart John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (Penguin) has now spent more weeks at number one than any other book in 2014.
Green joins Alex Ferguson as the only author to spend six weeks or more at the top of the chart with one edition of the same book since the start of 2013...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 17:00
There is a sense of completeness in the decline of physical sales of adult fiction this year. The £125m earned through the tills in the first half of 2014 for all fiction categories represents the lowest first-half total since BookScan genre records began in 2001.
This is not necessarily irreversible. As we have seen in 2012...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 16:35
"When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer.” A famous misquote of Plutarch, yet it must chime somewhat to the folks at Penguin Random House when they look at the UK publishing league table. The supergroup’s place atop the publishing pile seems unassailable, barring another...