Bennett leads sales surge for Women's Prize shortlist

Bennett leads sales surge for Women's Prize shortlist

The novels shortlisted for this year's Women's Prize for Fiction have seen a sales bump in the weeks before Wednesday's prize ceremony, with Brit Bennett's The Vanishing Half (Dialogue) a clear leader at the tills.

Since the shortlist was announced on 28th April 2021, Nielsen BookScan data shows they have shifted a total of 130,000 print copies in the UK for £1.1m.

American novelist Bennett has seen the highest sales since the six nominations were revealed, with 105,000 copies sold, boosted by the paperback edition release in the week it was shortlisted. Sales jumped 696% week on week aft...

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