• 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,...

  • Wed, 22/08/2012 - 09:00

    Eight of the top 10 bestselling novels in the UK last week were works of erotica, with E L James' iron grip over the market continuing.

    Although sales of James' Fifty Shades trilogy fell by more than a quarter week-on-week last week, the three books in her trilogy secure positions one-through-three in the Official UK Top 50 by...

  • Wed, 15/08/2012 - 08:56

    Sport was one of few sectors of the book market to enjoy a significant sales boost during the London 2012 Olympic Games, with sales through Nielsen BookScan's top 5,000 bestseller list up 25% year on year in volume terms over the fortnight.

    According to BookScan, 15 sport titles sold more than 1,000 copies in the two weeks to 11th...

  • Tue, 14/08/2012 - 16:06

    Printed book sales in the UK slumped 7% (£1.8m) to £24.5m week on week in the second week of the London 2012 Olympic Games, with sales down 8% (£2.1m) on the same week last year, Nielsen BookScan data reveals.

    High street bookshops found trading most difficult, BookScan data suggests, with sales through its General...

  • Tue, 07/08/2012 - 16:05

    E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey has become the bestselling book since records began, its UK publisher Random House has claimed, with combined physical and digital edition sales now standing "in excess of 5.3m".

    According to Nielsen BookScan, sales of the print edition of Fifty Shades of Grey totalled 242,568...

  • Tue, 31/07/2012 - 15:49

     

    Sales of E L James' Fifty Shades series slumped for a third consecutive week last week, but they nonetheless continue to dominate the bestseller charts by a considerable margin.

    In total, £3.2m was spent on 732,700 copies of the erotic novels—down 25% week on week—with total print sales now...

  • Tue, 17/07/2012 - 15:42

    Sales of E L James's Fifty Shades novels have fallen for the first time in two months, but the British novelist continues to dominate the bestseller lists by a considerable margin. After eight consecutive weeks of increasing sales, sales slipped 16% week on week last week, to 1.21m (£5.4m).

    Book one in the series, Fifty...

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