2016 half-year review: Superstar authors boost six-month sales figures

2016 half-year review: Superstar authors boost six-month sales figures

The number one author thus far in 2016 and our highest-rising Nielsen BookScan category are inextricably linked. Instagram superstar Joe "The Body Coach" Wicks is the breakout star of the year, earning £7.1m through the TCM.

That means his two titles—Lean in 15 and Lean in 15: The Shape Plan (both Bluebird)—account for a whopping 42.5% of Health, Dieting & Wholefood Cookery’s sales. This is impressive as HD&WC is coming off a record year in 2015. Yet, at the halfway point this year, 2016 has established a new record for the category, already beating 2015’s full year (£16.7m to £15.1m for 5...

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