Tue, 26/03/2013 - 16:13
Book production in the UK took a downturn in 2012, despite a continuing rise in the number of publishers, early figures released by Nielsen Book show. The figures also show the rise in the e-book format, with the number of new e-books issued now 34% of the total output figure, compared with 23% in 2011.
The number of new titles and...
Fri, 01/02/2013 - 07:30
The extra focus publishers have started to put on producing beautiful hardbacks has borne fruit, according to Nielsen BookScan data which shows that sales of hardback fiction rose 4.2% to £73m in 2012.
The rise cannot just be attributed to big sales for star titles such as J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little,...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:00
E-book sales figures supplied by publishers for 2012 show a wide variance in the take-up for e-books when compared to print book sales. Fiction titles are showing a high degree of digital penetration but non-fiction books still sell many more copies in print than they yet do digitally.
For the first time the leading trade publishers...
Wed, 19/12/2012 - 09:15
Nielsen is linking up with consumer insight company Kantar Worldpanel in an association that will enable it to provide information on buying habits for e-books as well as for print purchases.
Kantar Worldpanel gathers data on book buying from a continuous panel of 15,000 participants, with information about where the book was bought,...
Fri, 23/11/2012 - 08:30
Further major publisher consolidations will change the face of the industry in the next year, trade figures believe, as a report this week claimed HarperCollins owner News Corp had begun talks with CBS about acquiring Simon & Schuster.
The News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal reported that discussions between the two parties were...
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...
Mon, 23/01/2012 - 08:20
Publishers have reported e-book sales surging by up to 355% post-Christmas, as Nielsen BookScan figures show print sales in fiction declined by 30% year on year in the three weeks since Christmas Day.
HarperCollins said sales of its digital books more than tripled to a rise of 355% in the seven days from Boxing Day at the same time...
Sun, 14/11/2010 - 09:30
Random House is the biggest spender in the book category for UK advertising spending, according to figures from the Nielsen Company.
The UK’s second largest publisher has spent more than £1.2m on book advertising in print, online and on television in the first eight months of the year (to 31st August). Random’s...
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...
Tue, 27/07/2010 - 15:33
The mass-market edition of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Corgi) sold a massive 118,230 copies in just three days last week—the biggest ever first-week sale of a paperback novel. The Robert Langdon conspiracy thriller sold 27 copies per minute, on average, according to Nielsen BookScan data.
The book fell just short of...