Fri, 12/10/2012 - 11:36
Fifty Shades of Grey has sold more than 28 million physical copies around the world, though general print sales continue to suffer, according to figures released by Nielsen.
In a talk yesterday (11th October) at Frankfurt Book Fair, Ann Betts, Nielsen Book’s commercial director, explained the impact E L James’ books had...
Mon, 11/04/2011 - 09:40
Book sales have slumped on both sides of the Atlantic as the British and American markets experienced year-on-year declines in the first quarter of 2011.
Book sales in the UK were down 3.1% to £324m, with March the worst month, showing a dramatic 8.7% year-on-year drop (£8.98m) in sales, according to Nielsen BookScan. But...
Wed, 23/02/2011 - 09:35
Print on demand, digital and self-publishing are continuing to push up the number of books published in the UK and overseas, according to new output data issued by Nielsen Book. The statistics also reveal that the number of publishers has risen with 2010 seeing 3,151 new publishers registering for an ISBN, the highest for 10 years.
Tue, 26/01/2010 - 15:29
Last year saw the largest number of titles published since records began 15 years ago, Nielsen Book figures have shown.
The UK publishing industry produced more than 133,000 titles during 2009 - an increase of 3.2% on the previous 12 months - hitting the highest output for a single year ever.
When Nielsen first began collating...
Tue, 03/02/2009 - 16:29
The number of new books published in the UK last year was higher than 2007, but remains well below the figure of five years ago, according to the data released from Nielsen Book. However, the number of new publishers decreased in 2008 when compared with the 2007 figure.
The number of new books published in the UK in 2008 was 120,947, an...
Tue, 09/12/2008 - 07:26
Nielsen Book is to measure library book borrowing from 2009, after a successful trial with 156 libraries. The initiative, LibScan, will mirror Nielsen's book sales monitor BookScan, and will record the number of library loans issued on a weekly basis.
The full service – which is free to participating libraries - will provide...
Thu, 27/11/2008 - 15:09
Retailers and several publishers are likely to be working over the weekend as they rush to comply with next Monday’s VAT reduction. The 2.5% drop, from 17.5% to 15%, was announced on Tuesday (25th November). Some 200,000 ISBNs of in-print e-books, audiobooks and books containing items such as CDs are affected by the Chancellor’s 2.5...
Mon, 11/08/2008 - 12:25
Nielsen Book is to exclude e-books from its database that do not comply with the International ISBN Agency standard that each different format of an electronic publication has a separate ISBN.
In a statement issued today (11th August), the company, which operates the UK ISBN Agency, said e-books must be identified by an ISBN particular...
Mon, 02/06/2008 - 15:24
The number of new books published in the UK in 2007 fell slightly compared to 2006, though the number of publishers entering the market continued to rise, according to the latest figures from Nielsen Book. In figures released today (2nd June), Nielsen Book said that there were 115,420 books published during 2007, a slight reduction on the 115,...