HC plans Booker-winner reprint

HC plans Booker-winner reprint

HarperCollins is to reprint 100,000 copies of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel Bring Up The Bodies to keep up with demand.

Following the historic win yesterday, which saw Mantel become the first woman and first Briton to win the prize twice, Bring Up the Bodies and Wolf Hall, the first in the series, shot to the number one and two position on Amazon respectively.

The publisher said that Wolf Hall, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2009, has now sold more than a million copies in all editions, with sales spiking today following Mantel's second victory.

In the UK, there are 250,000 copies of Bring Up The Bodies in print, with 106,000 copies sold so far through the TCM, according to the publisher. Nielsen BookScan figures, across all editions, pick up total sales of 118,188 since publication for the novel.

So far the company, which publishes the book under its Fourth Estate imprint, has also sold 43,000 e-book versions of the title.

Retailers said the book was selling well, with a spokesman for Waterstones commenting: “We have good stocks of the book in our shops, and of course placed a significant order as soon as the announcement was made. Our shops and other channels are highlighting the book, and Wolf Hall too, to customers as well, with the book selling well today.”