Fri, 07/03/2014 - 08:30
Children's books dominated the USA top 10 last week, driven by the annual Read Across America Day which celebrates Dr Seuss, and continued success of Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy.
Dr Seuss had four of the Nielsen BookScan US top 10 in the week ending 3rd March, including number one Green Eggs and Ham (Random...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 15:40
Sophie Kinsella recorded her sixth overall number one last week and in doing has bumped J K Rowling from the top spot after one week, with the latter's Robert Galbraith novel The Cuckoo's Calling (Sphere) falling to third place. Kinsella's Wedding Night (Black Swan) tops the Official Top 50 over her...
Wed, 26/02/2014 - 10:00
J K Rowling's Robert Galbraith novel The Cuckoo's Calling (Sphere) has narrowly bumped Kate Atkinson's Life After Life (Black Swan) from the top of the bestseller charts, the 70th week a Rowling title has topped the UK Official Top 50.
In doing so, Rowling has chalked up the most overall number ones...
Wed, 19/02/2014 - 09:30
Kate Atkinson has fended off competition from Robert (J K Rowling) Galbraith to retain the top spot in the UK Official Top 50 for the third straight week. Atkinson's Life After Life (Black Swan) sold 27,384 print units through Nielsen BookScan to the 15,505 Rowling's pseudonymous The Cuckoo's Calling (Sphere)...
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 16:12
Despite missing out on the overall prize in the Costa Book Awards, Kate Atkinson's Life After Life (Black Swan) has retained the top spot in UK's Official Top 50 shifting 31,678 units and outselling the second-placed book, James Patterson...
Wed, 05/02/2014 - 09:00
Kate Atkinson MBE has scored her third consecutive Official UK Top 50 number one. The mass-market edition of her Life After Life (Black Swan), which won the 2013 Costa Best Novel award, sold 29,091 copies in the UK last week - the biggest weekly sale from a book this year.
Life After Life sold two-and-a-half times as...
Wed, 29/01/2014 - 10:55
Peter Robinson has claimed his first ever Official UK Top 50 number one. The mass-market edition of the Yorkshire-born writer’s 21st DCI Banks thriller, Children of the Revolution (Hodder), sold 15,628 copies in the UK last week—a lead of 4,600 copies over the second bestselling book of the week, Eric Lomax’s ...
Fri, 24/01/2014 - 14:05
We live in interesting times. In my leader column last week, I wrote about a “new reality”, as a drastically changed marketplace puts pressure on all book businesses. The news this week that indie press...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 08:30
James Patterson has scored a rare chart double, helping his publisher, Penguin Random House, secure number ones across all of The Bookseller’s major bestseller lists.
The mass-market edition of the publishing juggernaut’s 20th Alex Cross thriller, Alex Cross, Run (Arrow), was the bestselling book in the...
Wed, 08/01/2014 - 10:00
Jodi Picoult has become the first writer to top the official UK Top 50 in 2014. The mass-market edition of the American novelist's 21st novel, The Storyteller (Hodder), sold 18,814 copies in the UK last week - a lead of more than 4,000 over the next bestselling book of the week, James Patterson's Alex Cross, Run (...