Wed, 11/01/2012 - 15:30
Sales of the Costa Book of the Year category winners have trebled since their victories last week, with Andrew Miller's sixth novel, Pure (Sceptre), comfortably proving the bestseller of the five titles.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, £37,000 was spent on 4,500 copies of the five category winners last week, up...
Tue, 10/01/2012 - 15:53
Faber Academy graduate S J Watson's début novel, Before I Go to Sleep, has stormed to the summit of this week's Official UK Top 50, becoming only the third début novel to top the bestseller chart in five years.
The mass-market edition of the thriller, a member of both the current WHS-exclusive Richard...
Wed, 04/01/2012 - 15:43
Physical book sales in the final week of the year totalled £22.5m — down 70% week on week and down 16% on the comparative post-Christmas week last year.
With both HarperCollins and Hachette UK reporting that they sold more than 100,000 e-books on Christmas Day in the UK, there is a possibility that more e-books were...
Tue, 03/01/2012 - 10:00
Printed book sales soared by 10% (£6.9m) week-on-week during the week before Christmas Day as shoppers left it late to fill stockings. According to Nielsen BookScan, £74.7m was spent on printed books in the seven days to 24th December, with Christmas number one Jamie Oliver's Jamie's Great Britain (Michael Joseph...
Thu, 22/12/2011 - 08:57
Books by Katie Flynn, Katie Price, Carol Ann Duffy and the Top Gear presenters are among the bestselling Christmas-themed publications in the UK, while classic titles by Charles Dickens, Clement C Moore, Stella Gibbons and Raymond Briggs continue to make bookshop tills jingle.
More than 60 festive titles sold 1,000 copies or more at...
Tue, 20/12/2011 - 15:55
TV chef Jamie Oliver has scored his second consecutive Christmas number one, and his fourth since the turn of the millennium. His new cookbook, Jamie's Great Britain (Michael Joseph), sold 59,156 copies at UK booksellers last week, just 3,764 copies more than runner-up Guinness World Records.
It is the first time...
Tue, 13/12/2011 - 16:11
Printed book sales soared by £8.6m week on week last week, but spending remains down on last year, Nielsen BookScan data reveals. According to BookScan, £58.4m was spent at UK book retail outlets in the seven days to 10th December, up 17.4% on the previous week, but down 11.4% on the comparative week last year.
Tue, 06/12/2011 - 16:07
Printed book sales soared by £8.8m week-on-week last week, with the latest edition of Guinness World Records once again proving the UK bestseller. In total, £49.8m was spent at UK book retail outlets in the seven days to 3rd December, up 21% on the previous week.
Helped by a week-on-week sales boost of 37%, to 60,587...
Thu, 01/12/2011 - 08:45
Sales of the 2011 Galaxy Book Award category winners have soared by 50% since the awards night on Friday 4th November, leading to an additional 11,000 extra sales (£48,000 in value terms) at UK booksellers.
According to Nielsen BookScan, sales of the 11 category winners over the past three weeks have totalled 61,000 copies, up...
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...