Wed, 04/01/2012 - 15:43
Physical book sales in the final week of the year totalled £22.5m — down 70% week on week and down 16% on the comparative post-Christmas week last year.
With both HarperCollins and Hachette UK reporting that they sold more than 100,000 e-books on Christmas Day in the UK, there is a possibility that more e-books were...
Mon, 19/12/2011 - 08:15
Christmas 2011 will be "tough" for many on the high street, a leading retail analyst has warned, while indies have complained that they can't compete with record levels of discounting this year.
With W H Smith offering up to 75% off some of its bestsellers and running a "Deal of the Day" each day from 15th...
Wed, 23/11/2011 - 15:45
Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse, the third book in her bestselling Twilight series, has become the 10th children's book to pass the 2,000,000 sales mark since Nielsen BookScan records began.
The book, which is the most liked Twilight novel according to Amazon.co.uk reviewers, sold 1,687 copies last week, bringing its total...
Fri, 04/11/2011 - 08:45
UK publishers are re-issuing their call for UK e-book sales charts, as the Wall Street Journal published the first official Nielsen BookScan US e-book charts for the week ended 23rd October.
The charts—which do not include any sales figures and are measured by volume sales—include a top 10 e-book chart...
Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:57
Printed book sales in October slumped 8% year-on-year, due largely to poor sales within the paperback fiction and biographies/memoirs sectors, Nielsen BookScan data has revealed.
In total, £144.7m was spent on physical books in the four weeks to 29th October, a rise of £14m, or 12%, on the previous four-week period, but...
Wed, 02/11/2011 - 14:00
Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold 379,000 copies in the US in its first week on bookshop shelves, BookScan US data has revealed.
The $35 publication, published by Simon & Schuster in the US, outsold the next bestselling book of the week, John Grisham's The Litigators (Doubleday) by...
Mon, 31/10/2011 - 08:20
The first official sales charts including e-book sales data have been published in the Wall Street Journal this weekend, with Nielsen BookScan now supplying e-book sales reports to the US paper.
Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co) was number one across all three non-...
Thu, 06/10/2011 - 09:00
Printed book sales in September rose by 10% on August, but were down 10% on last year, Nielsen BookScan data reveals. In total, £118.4m was spent on physical books in the four weeks to 1st October, an increase of £11m on August, but a decline of £14m on September 2010.
According to an analysis of BookScan TCM Top 5,...
Tue, 13/09/2011 - 16:30
A D Miller and Carol Birch's novels are the big winners of the Man Booker Prize shortlist so far, with sales across the six books surging 290% by volume on last week.
The six books on the list shifted 18,496 copies for the week ending 10th September through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market, up from 6,358.
Mon, 05/09/2011 - 14:05
Spending on printed books slumped 4% in August, with sales slumping to a seven-year low for the month, according to Nielsen BookScan data.
A total of £107.5m was spent on physical books at UK booksellers in the four weeks to 27th August, down 4% (£4m) on July and down 8%, (£9.6m) year-on-year. Spending was down 12...