Bad Dad motors into number one spot as Walliams' fastest seller

Bad Dad motors into number one spot as Walliams' fastest seller

David Walliams’ Bad Dad (HarperCollins Children's) has screeched into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 92,667 copies for £559,227. The newest title’s sales straight out of the gate are only 230 copies short of 2016 Christmas Number One The Midnight Gang’s highest weekly volume. And that book spent seven weeks in the top spot, and has sold over 760,000 copies to date.

Before 2017, every new Walliams title set a new record in its opening week. However, World Book Day title Blob shifted 18,864 copies before World Book Day itself, ruining the perfect upward curve somewhat—but it...

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