Donaldson reigns supreme as backlist surge sees new authors make top 50

Donaldson reigns supreme as backlist surge sees new authors make top 50

Julia Donaldson pictured above has extended her seemingly unstoppable record-setting run of earning eight figures through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market. The £14.1m that the Gruffalo co-creator chalked up in 2021 is the 12th year on the trot she has eclipsed £10m, as she claimed the bestselling author in Britain crown for the second year in a row. Richard Osman muscled into the top three, consigning David Walliams to fourth place, the latter’s lowest position in the year-end authors chart since 2013. 

As with last week’s review of the top-selling books of 2021, an aside for the T...

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