Tue, 19/06/2012 - 15:31
E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow) has smashed the weekly sales record for a paperback novel, selling a massive 205,130 copies in the UK last week. The phenomenal sale is some 64,000 copies higher than the previous record—set by Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Corgi) in July 2010.
Fri, 13/04/2012 - 09:15
Eight of the top 10 publishers saw double-digit drops in printed book sales year-on-year in the 12 weeks to 24th March, according to the latest Nielsen BookScan figures, which do not include e-book sales.
Sales of physical books for the 13 weeks to 31st March are running at a nine-year low, at £313.6m.
Among the leading...
Mon, 02/04/2012 - 08:15
The book market could receive an Olympic boost of around £16m if bookshops decide to take advantage of the relaxation in Sunday trading hours and open for longer, statistics indicate.
As the countdown begins to the first event of the 2012 London Games on 27th July, retailers are planning their strategies to entice shoppers...
Fri, 16/03/2012 - 08:10
Publishers need to emerge from the shadow of Nielsen BookScan and use their own judgement while improving non-fiction books in order to beat the digital onslaught, delegates at the Independent Publishers Guild's 50th conference heard last week.
Publishers need to become "pricing experts" and think more dynamically when...
Tue, 28/02/2012 - 15:59
Printed book sales slumped 11% last week as children returned to school and adults to work following the spring half-term break. According to Nielsen BookScan data, £23m was spent on physical books at UK book retail outlets in the seven days to 25th February, down £2.8m on the previous week and down £5.5m (19%) on the same...
Tue, 28/02/2012 - 09:40
E-book production overtook hardback output in 2011 for the first time, as the number of new titles published in the UK continued to flatline, according to book production figures published by Nielsen BookScan.
Publishers produced 149,800 new books and new editions in 2011, down from the 2009 high point of 157,039 and down from last...
Wed, 22/02/2012 - 10:13
The Indian book market grew by 45% in volume and 40% in value over the first half of 2011, with adult fiction the fastest-growing area of the market, according to Nielsen BookScan India figures as the panel marks its first full year of sales monitoring.
The panel now covers about 35% of the total trade retail market and has signed up...
Tue, 07/02/2012 - 10:00
UK retail sales returned to negative like-for-like growth last month, in what was described as "the second worst January" since retail records began in 1995.
Figures from the British Retail Consortium this morning (7th February) show like-for-like sales were down 0.3% in January in comparison to the same month last year, as...
Mon, 30/01/2012 - 08:15
Despite another sterling year for Jamie Oliver, Britain's bestselling authors generated their smallest amount of revenue through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market in five years last year, a result of the drop in the celebrity sector and continued migration to digital.
In The Bookseller's...
Fri, 13/01/2012 - 07:59
Manchester United Football Club fans are the most geographically disparate group in the UK, with fans, perhaps attracted to the club by its Premiership success, purchasing the annual from all over the country, an analysis of Nielsen BookScan data reveals.
In total, the latest edition of the The Official Manchester United FC...