Thu, 11/08/2011 - 15:15
Fantasy author Trudi Canavan has become the latest writer to top the landmark figure of one million print book sales through UK Nielsen BookScan.
Total sales through Nielsen BookScan to the week ending 6th August 2011 are 1,001,030 copies, worth £7,668,463.68.
Editorial director Anne Clarke congratulated Canavan on...
Tue, 09/08/2011 - 09:43
July retail sales saw a modest improvement, according to figures from the British Retail consortium, though book sales fell to their lowest level for seven years with food continuing to outperform non-food items.
UK retail sales values were 0.6% higher on a like-for-like basis from July 2010, when sales had risen 0.5%. On a total...
Fri, 05/08/2011 - 16:00
Publishers and independent booksellers are stressing the importance of "working harder" on hardback fiction titles, as sales of the format fell by £3.2m over the first half of 2011.
Leading publishing figures and independent booksellers said increasing e-book sales were a contributing factor in the sales drop, but...
Tue, 19/07/2011 - 15:56
George R R Martin’s A Dance with Dragons sold 28,840 copies in just five days last week, becoming one of the fastest-selling fantasy novels since records began.
The 1,040-page, 1.5kg epic took £372,650 through UK bookshop tills last week at an average selling price of £12.92—48% off its £25 r.r.p...
Fri, 08/07/2011 - 09:55
Print sales across the book market have dropped by 3% in the first six months of 2011, compared to the same period last year, with Jamie Oliver the bestselling author over the period, ahead of Julia Donaldson and James Patterson. Macmillan, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Bloomsbury and Usborne all saw sales growth in the half-year even as the...
Mon, 17/01/2011 - 07:25
Books by Paul McKenna and Dr Pierre Dukan are among the bestsellers in 2011 New Year, New You promotions, while resolution-makers have also been spending tens of thousands of pounds on Rosemary Conley and Richard Templar titles.
Having changed lives in seven days, as well as making people rich, thin, sleep, quit smoking and get...
Sun, 09/01/2011 - 08:10
Sales of print books tracked by Nielsen BookScan in the US fell by 4.4% in the year to 26th December 2010, a shortfall which US site Publishers Marketplace reckons will have been made up by growth in e-book sales, which are not yet tracked by this Nielsen measure.
Unlike the UK, Nielsen does not show the value of those sales,...
Fri, 10/12/2010 - 09:15
Amazon.com has offered its US authors the ability to track their weekly print sales by state through Nielsen BookScan data.
Authors who are members of its free Author Central service can view the data, which is also categorised by format. Nielsen BookScan estimates it tracks 75% of books sold in the United States.
Mon, 08/11/2010 - 09:13
Penguin is the only publisher out of the Big Four to have grown its market share over the first three quarters of 2010, according to Nielsen BookScan UK sales figures for the 36 weeks to 4th September.
Despite a fall of -4% in the total value of book sales, when comparing the period year-on- year, publishers felt Christmas would be...
Mon, 18/10/2010 - 09:23
The US book market continues to outperform the UK, according to new preliminary estimates from the US Census Bureau.
Publishers Weekly reports sales fell at their largest rate in the United States in August, down 6.5% to $2.29bn. PW described the figures as "disappointing", given how August is when students spend heavily in...