Tue, 29/11/2011 - 16:24
Printed book sales soared by £5.5m week-on-week last week as shoppers finally hit the high street, and logged online, in search of Christmas bargains, but the market remains poor in comparison to last year.
According to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data, £41m was spent on physical books in the seven days to 26th...
Mon, 28/11/2011 - 09:30
The surge of students attending higher education institutions ahead of funding changes in 2012 has led the academic market to outperform the wider book market this autumn.
According to Nielsen BookScan figures, sales through its "Specialist Non-fiction" sector (the best measure of the academic market) in the 12 weeks to 5th...
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...
Tue, 22/11/2011 - 16:00
Jeff Kinney’s sixth Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel, Cabin Fever, was comfortably the bestselling book in the UK last week, selling an impressive 81,656 copies in its first four days on bookshop shelves.
It is publisher Puffin’s biggest weekly sale since records began, while the book’s 500,000-copy initial print...
Tue, 22/11/2011 - 10:15
Sales of children's books have rocketed during the past 10 years, but not just thanks to bestsellers like JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer, but because of growth in backlist and midlist sales.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, sales of children's books have surged from £193m in 2001 to £325m in 2010. This growth...
Mon, 21/11/2011 - 15:46
Lee Evans is leading the chase to be the bestselling celebrity author of 2011, although sales across the category are trailing behind 2010.
Evans has sold more than 97,000 copies of The Life of Lee (Michael Joseph) so far this autumn. However, sales are 30% down compared to 2010's bestselling celeb title, Stephen Fry'...
Tue, 15/11/2011 - 15:57
Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance (Doubleday) has topped this week’s Official UK Top 50 with the strongest weekly sale from a hardback novel in 17 months, driven by tens of thousands of pre-orders at Waterstone's.
The fourth and final book in Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle sold 76,359 copies in its five...
Wed, 09/11/2011 - 09:53
The latest edition of fact compendium Guinness World Records was the bestselling book in another slow week for the book trade.
Sales of Guinness World Records 2012 rose 26% week-on-week, to 27,360 copies sold, but overall book sales fell 1.4% to £32.1m, and were down 12% (£4.4m) on the same week last year...
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...