• Tue, 10/07/2012 - 15:27

    Fifty Shades of Grey has surpassed Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time to become the bestselling British novel for adult audiences since official sales records began. Sales of the record-breaking novel totalled 664,478 copies last week, bringing its total sales to 2,309,900 copies since...

  • Fri, 06/07/2012 - 09:11

    E-books, plus the consumer downturn, have taken a £50m bite out of the print book market over the first six months of 2012, according to Nielsen BookScan data. However, retail chiefs remain bullish, with Waterstones m.d. James Daunt saying the “ingredients are there” for a successful second half to the year.

    Despite...

  • Fri, 06/07/2012 - 09:03

    Cornerstone thriller writer James Patterson has become only the third author to break the £100m sales barrier in the UK since Nielsen BookScan records began in 1998, taking his place alongside J K Rowling and Jamie Oliver.

    Approximately two pence in every £1 spent on a novel has gone towards a copy of a James Patterson...

  • Wed, 04/07/2012 - 09:30

    Thanks to the record-breaking popularity of E L James' Fifty Shades trilogy, printed book sales soared to a 2012 high last week.

    According to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data, £27.8m was spent on physical books at UK booksellers last week—up 4.2% (£1.1m) on the previous week and up 10.5% (£2.7m)...

  • Tue, 19/06/2012 - 15:31

     

    E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow) has smashed the weekly sales record for a paperback novel, selling a massive 205,130 copies in the UK last week. The phenomenal sale is some 64,000 copies higher than the previous record—set by Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Corgi) in July 2010.

    All...

  • Wed, 13/06/2012 - 09:41

    E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow) has become only the fourth paperback novel to sell more than 100,000 copies in a single week and has hit the 550,000 sales mark quicker than any other paperback since Nielsen BookScan records began in 1998.    

    Sales of the erotic novel totalled 100,358 copies last...

  • Fri, 08/06/2012 - 09:30

    Printed book sales rebounded after a poor week, with Nielsen BookScan reporting spending surged 10% week on week in the seven days to 2nd June. In total, £22.3m was spent on printed books at UK book retail outlets last week, up £2m on the previous week. However, sales remain down on last year—by 11%, or £2.9m.

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  • Wed, 30/05/2012 - 09:36

    As temperatures soared across the UK, printed book sales slumped to their lowest level in nine years. Just £20.3m was spent on physical books at UK booksellers last week, Nielsen BookScan data reveals—the lowest seven-day figure since the week ending 31st May 2003.

    Sales last week were down 9% (£2m) on the previous...

  • Wed, 23/05/2012 - 09:20

    For a fourth consecutive week, the three books in E L James' Fifty Shades trilogy were the three bestselling books in the UK, and sales show no sign of slowing down.

    In a week when volume sales of books fell 0.5% week on week (to 3.1m), sales of James’ books jumped 21% — from 112,388 copies in the week ending 12th May...

  • Wed, 16/05/2012 - 10:09

    The three novels that comprise E L James’ Fifty Shades trilogy were once again the bestselling books in the UK last week, scoring combined sales of 112,388 copies. Book one, Fifty Shades of Grey, accounted for 45% of that total (50,582 copies), and took just shy of £215,000 through bookshop tills.

    The most...

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