Tue, 02/10/2012 - 14:49
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) has officially become the fastest-selling book in the UK in more than three years. But its first week-sale of 124,603 copies falls some way short of Dan Brown's record for the fastest-selling adult novel since records began—set by The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press)...
Wed, 26/09/2012 - 08:24
E L James has become only the 12th writer to score sales of 10m or more since official sales records began.
In the week that Hairy Bikers Dave Myers and Si King knocked James off the top of the Official UK Top 50 after 22 consecutive weeks at number one, sales of her Fifty Shades trilogy totalled 94,215 copies at UK booksellers,...
Tue, 25/09/2012 - 15:05
Hairy Bikers Dave Myers and Si King have ended E L James' 22-week stint atop the Official UK Top 50, becoming the first writers other than E L James to top the chart since April.
The hirsute duo's The Hairy Dieters (Weidenfeld), a companion to their four-part BBC series on loving food and losing weight, sold 36,235...
Wed, 19/09/2012 - 09:15
Sales of the six novels in contention for the Man Booker Prize trebled week-on-week following the announcement of the shortlist last Tuesday (11th September), but sales were down significantly on the 2011 crop in the comparative week last year.
According to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data, sales of the novels vying for the...
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...
Fri, 14/09/2012 - 08:15
A controversial account of the US Navy SEAL raid that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden has knocked E L James off the top of the US bestseller list.
No Easy Day (Dutton), published on Tuesday last week (4th September), sold 253,000 copies in its first week on shelves Stateside, according to BookScan US data, sending it...
Wed, 12/09/2012 - 10:08
Book sales jumped by more than £1m last week as sales of academic titles helped to offset declines in other areas of the market.
According to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data, spending on printed books in the seven days to 8th September was up 4.6% (£1.2m) on the previous week, to £26.4m, with sales of...
Tue, 11/09/2012 - 12:00
Since the Man Booker longlist was announced in July, Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies has been by far the most popular contender for the prize in sales terms, scoring sales of 16,600 copies at UK booksellers. It sold almost three times as many copies as the next bestselling book on the longlist, The...
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 10:00
E L James has broken J K Rowling's annual sales record as she begins a sixth month at the summit of the UK bestseller lists.
In total, £879,000 was spent on print editions of of James' Fifty Shades novels in the seven days to 1st September—including £12,850 spent on new hardback editions of the books—...
Thu, 30/08/2012 - 10:00
Fifty Shades of Grey's reign as the bestselling book in the UK has come to an end for now, but E L James' reign at the top continues as book three in her erotic trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed, has climbed to pole position.
All three books in James' Fifty Shades trilogy (published by Arrow) sold more than 80,...