Thu, 03/09/2009 - 07:32
Spending on books in the UK in 2009 passed the £1bn mark last week—in exactly the same week as last year—thanks to credit-crunch busting book sales of £29.6m during the seven days to 29th August 2009, up 3.1% on the same week last year.
According to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data, £1.005bn has...
Fri, 16/01/2009 - 08:26
The level of book discounting has been described as "crazy" by the chief executive of the Publishers Association. Simon Juden was speaking after it was revealed that the value slashed off r.r.p. over the past two years has hit almost a billion pounds.
Figures from Nielsen BookScan showed that despite falling sales in 2008, the...
Fri, 16/01/2009 - 08:12
HarperCollins led the way with the most number of titles in The Bookseller's Hot 100. The publisher had 13 titles in the list of the top 100 bestselling paperbacks published in 2008, two ahead of Penguin, and three in front of Headline and Transworld with 10 each. At group level, Hachette UK would romped home with 34 titles, ahead...
Fri, 16/01/2009 - 07:47
Children’s total book sales fell from £319.7m in 2007 to £314.8m during 2008. However, when J K Rowling’s sales figures from both years are stripped out, 2008’s children’s book sales show a rise of 6.4% to £308.7m. This bucks the trend of previous years, which have recorded falls in children’s...
Mon, 05/01/2009 - 07:00
A late spending spree and J K Rowling saved Christmas but neither could save the year as a whole, as annual sales fell for the first time since records began in 2001.
Nielsen BookScan figures showed sales reached £64.3m through the UK book market last week, up 43.3% on the comparative week last year (week ending 29th December) in...
Tue, 30/12/2008 - 15:38
J K Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Bloomsbury) has retained top spot to spend a fourth week at the summit of the Official UK Top 50.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, the title sold 77,556 copies through UK retailers during the trading-reduced week ending 27th December. It held off the strong challenge of Dawn...At My Mother's Knee | Bantam Press | Barack Obama | Bloomsbury | Bratz Annual | Canongate | century | Christmas | Dear Fatty | doctor who | Dreams from My Father | Guinness | Guinness World Records | Home | J K Rowling | Jamie Oliver | Jamie's Ministry of Food | Julie Walters | Michael Joseph | Nielsen Bookscan | Paul O'Grady | Pedigree's WWE Annual | Philip Stone | Shoot Annual and Star Wars | Star Wars Annual | That's Another Story | The Tales of Beedle the Bard | Weidenfeld Dawn French
Thu, 04/09/2008 - 13:34
The number of books sold in the US in the year to date is up by more than 2% on last year, according to data from Nielsen BookScan's US arm. The growth is slightly behind that reported by the US Census Bureau, which has the value of bookstore sales in the US up by 3% in the first half. BookScan in the US does not record value.
Thu, 28/08/2008 - 07:30
The misery memoir market is continuing to flag, with the latest figures from Nielsen BookScan showing an accelerated decline in the genre.
The list of the top 20 titles in the genre in 2008 show numbers down by more than 30% by comparison with the equivalent titles last year, on a full seven months of sales. Volume sales are down 31.2%...
Fri, 01/08/2008 - 07:17
Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett has been revealed as the “evergreen” king in The Bookseller’s first-ever list of titles that have never fallen out of the top 5,000 chart.
Only 12 books, out of the more than 1.8 million titles that Nielsen BookScan has sales data on, are on the “evergreen” chart,...
Thu, 29/05/2008 - 06:45
Publishing output in the US grew only slightly in 2007, according to the US bibliographic provider Bowker, but there was a "staggering rise" in the number of print-on-demand titles published with Bowker now reporting these books separately.
Based on preliminary figures from US publishers, Bowker is projecting that US title...