Wed, 16/04/2014 - 08:40
Egmont has notched up just its second UK Official Top 50 number one with its Minecraft franchise, one of the biggest children's success stories of the recent months.
Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook tops the chart, shifting just over 28,000 units through Nielsen BookScan last week....
Thu, 10/04/2014 - 14:10
Veronica Roth's Divergent series (Katherine Tegen Books) continues to dominate the US top 10 at the top three positions, but after five weeks of consecutive growth, the first book in the series has faltered a bit. Divergent remained at number one with 77,430 copies sold through Nielsen BookScan US — but that was a 20% on...
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:00
If there is an overriding theme this first quarter in print books, it is that children’s is the place to be.
In the first 12 weeks of the year, Nielsen BookScan’s Children’s, Young Adult & Education category was up an impressive 7.1% in value terms, against an overall print market decline of 2.5%. At £269m...
Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:12
Religious themed titles and the ongoing success of Veronica Roth's Divergent series gave the US physical books market a fillip. After two consecutive weeks of overall volume sales falling below 11 million, sales rose 2% week on week with just over 11.1 million books registering through BookScan US.
For the previous five weeks,...
Tue, 01/04/2014 - 16:28
"Great British Bake Off" star Mary Berry rules the top of the charts for the second straight week, whilst Mother's Day gifting has given Hardback Non-Fiction a distinct cookery flavour
Mary Berry Cooks (BBC) topped the Official Top 50, selling 42,946 copies, up 72% week on week. The uplift also gave the...
Mon, 31/03/2014 - 09:50
Though the first quarter’s overall results are still being calculated, we can draw some early conclusions for the first 12 weeks of 2014. Physical books sales registered at 20,803,246 through BookScan’s TCM Top 5,000 list, down 3.5% on last year’s Q1, when that number exceeded 21.5 million.
At this point last year,...
Thu, 27/03/2014 - 15:28
The US Top 20 for week ending 23rd March has a decidedly chilly feel to it, as eight books associated with the Disney film "Frozen" climbed the charts from positions in the lower 30s and mid-40s the previous week.
Although the film was released in theatres last November, the DVD was released on 18th March, giving its...
Tue, 25/03/2014 - 16:15
Mary Berry has achieved her first UK Top 50 number one with Mary Berry Cooks (BBC), three weeks after it debuted on the chart.
Berry would have achieved overall top seller success two weeks ago but was held off the top spot by World Book Day titles dominating the top 10. Following a 20% dip in sales the previous week, Berry...
Wed, 19/03/2014 - 09:50
There were adult fiction number ones for Jeffrey Archer and James Patterson but for the second straight week the top of the charts were dominated by World Book Day titles and topped by David Melling's Hello Hugless Douglas (Hodder Children's Books).
Be Careful What You Wish For (Macmillan), the fourth...
Thu, 13/03/2014 - 14:11
Veronica Roth reclaimed her position at the summit of the US book chart last week after temporarily relinquishing it to Dr Seuss during the Read Across America (RAA) drive the previous week.
Roth's already impressive sales performance through Nielsen BookScan US improved again; Divergent (Katherine Tegen) rose two places...