Tue, 09/04/2013 - 16:25
Printed book sales in the UK fell by more than 15% last week, as the established post-Easter sales slump hit booksellers. Nielsen BookScan data reveals spending on physical books totalled £20.6m in the seven-day period ending 6th April—the lowest weekly level since May last year.
Sales were down 15.4% (£3.8m) on the...
Fri, 28/12/2012 - 08:50
Sales of printed books soared to a three-year high in the UK last week as shoppers flooded the high street in search of last-minute Christmas gifts.
A total of £75.4m was spent on printed books in the seven days to 22nd December - up 19.3% (£12.2m) on the previous week. Sales were up 1% (£1.4m) on the comparative...
Fri, 21/12/2012 - 08:00
The consumer e-book market was worth more than £90m in the first 10 months of 2012, and is now approaching 7% of total book sales, according to Nielsen’s new consumer-based research.
The statistics reveal the shape of the fast-growing e-book market over 2012 with more than four million people becoming e-book readers over...
Fri, 21/12/2012 - 06:12
Ian Rankin has become the first Scottish writer, and only the seventh British novelist, to pass the £50m print sales barrier since official records began. Thanks to a huge surge in sales of his books since he picked up the Outstanding Achievement gong at the Specsavers National Book Awards earlier this month, Rankin breezed passed the...
Tue, 18/12/2012 - 15:23
TV chef Jamie Oliver has scored his third book trade Christmas number one in a row, and his fifth of the 21st century. Sales of his latest cookbook, Jamie's 15-minute Meals (Michael Joseph), totalled 117,911 copies in the UK last week, in the final chart to be recorded ahead of Christmas Day - more than twice as many copies as...
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 08:15
Pressure on higher education funding, the shift to digital, and changing retail patterns are all being cited as reasons for the year-on-year sales drop experienced by nearly of all the major academic publishers this autumn.
Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market (TCM) statistics for the eight weeks to 3rd November 2012, covering the...
Thu, 08/11/2012 - 08:35
Hurricane Sandy has blown book sales in New York City and several other US East Coast regions off course, with the areas recording their worst ever weeks in print volume sales through BookScan since Nielsen began recording geographic data in January 2004.
Bookshop sales in the New York region—by far the country...
Fri, 12/10/2012 - 08:57
Spending on printed books in 2012 has passed the £1bn mark, but a fortnight later than last year. According to Nielsen BookScan data, sales of physical books in the week ending 6th October totalled £33.9m in the UK, pushing the total for the year to date into ten figures. Last year, the trade passed the £1bn mark two weeks...
Tue, 18/09/2012 - 15:21
Book sales soared by more than £2m last week as a bounty of new books hit the shelves on one of the biggest dates in the 2012 publishing calendar.
According to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data, £28.6m was spent on printed books in the seven days to 15th September - up 8.5% week on week and by the slimmest of...
Mon, 16/07/2012 - 08:25
This year's Super Thursday, looking set to fall on 11th October, has the potential to be bigger than ever following the increased media attention on books due to the success of Fifty Shades, sales chiefs say. However, publishers continue to shy away from committing to a concerted co-operative venture to boost the promotion.