Tue, 30/09/2014 - 15:58
David Walliams easily romped to the number one spot on the UK Official Top 50 in the strongest week of sales for booksellers since 2013.
Walliams' Awful Auntie (HarperCollins) shifted an impressive 49,086 units last week through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market outpacing the next bestselling book...
Wed, 24/09/2014 - 09:50
In a week when Scots went to the polls to vote on independence, Ian Rankin's referendum-themed Saints of the Shadow Bible (Orion) retained its spot atop of the print bestseller charts.
Rankin's 19th book featuring DI John Rebus sold 17,042 units through Nielsen BookScan last week to hit number one on the...
Mon, 22/09/2014 - 09:50
Booksellers and publishers in key markets across the globe are “buoyant” and “optimistic” as a strong children’s sector has led to a surge in print sales in 2014.
Four of the six territories for which Nielsen BookScan can compare full market data year on year have had positive growth through the first 36...
Fri, 01/08/2014 - 09:50
The biggest changes to the National Curriculum in a decade and a half present a “huge opportunity”, with British education publishers poised to capitalise on increased competition, schools’ ramped-up digital spend and burgeoning sales abroad.
The first full phase of the new curriculum begins this autumn, largely...
Mon, 14/07/2014 - 08:40
It has been a pretty decent year on the shop floor and in publishing boardrooms thus far in 2014. As we reveal in greater detail in our Review of the Half Year, the physical market for the first half of 2014 fell 2.4% to £526m through Nielsen BookScan. A decline, yes, but the shallowest one in the first half of a year since the market...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:24
The success of John Green and Veronica Roth has lifted the children's market in the USA to a double digit year on year rise for the first half of 2014, with the print market as a whole recording an almost 2% increase.
Green's The Fault in Our Stars (Penguin) was atop Nielsen BookScan US Top 100 for the...
Wed, 09/07/2014 - 09:50
John Green notched up his fourth consecutive week as the Official UK Top 50 number one whilst Hilary Clinton's UK media blitz has seen her claim hardback fiction's top spot.
Green is only the second author in 2014 to achieve a solid month or more at the top of the Nielsen BookScan charts after Dan Brown accomplished the...
Fri, 27/06/2014 - 10:00
The Penguin Random House merger may have sent shock waves through the trade, but it has not fundamentally shaken up the top of the annual Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry.
The list was started in 2007 as an initiative of French trade journal Livres Hebdo and is co-published by The Bookseller, buchreport...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 09:30
J K Rowling's new Robert Galbraith novel The Silkworm (Mulholland) failed to crack the USA top 10 in its first week of sale, notching up sales of 21,318 units through Nielsen BookScan, and hitting 15th place on the overall US Top 100. The Silkworm was one of the most high-profile titles in which the pre-order button was...
Wed, 25/06/2014 - 10:10
The second outing for J K Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith and the paperback release for the newest Bridget Jones failed to dislodge John Green from the top of the UK charts last week.
The American Young Adult superstar's The Fault in Our Stars (Penguin), boosted by the movie release, chalked up its second straight UK...