Superstar chef Jamie Oliver's new cookbook, Save with Jamie (Michael Joseph), was comfortably the bestselling book in the UK last week.
Save with Jamie sold 34,838 copies, helping push the value of the printed book market to a 2013 high.
Nielsen BookScan data reveals £25.5m was spent on printed books last week—up £2.1m, or 9.2%, on the previous week and up 1% (£0.2m) on the previous biggest week of the year in sales terms (the seven days to 15th June).
One-and-a-half pence in every pound spent on a printed book in the UK last week went towards a copy of Save with Jamie. Sales are up 9% on his previous cookbook, 15-Minute Meals (Michael Joseph)—a book that has sold 897,000 copies since its release in September last year.
Pop sensation One Direction's 1D: Where We Are (HarperCollins) retains second position in the Official UK Top 50. The pop group's memoir sold 25,944 copies in the UK last week. The mass-market edition of Lynda La Plante's eighth Anna Travis thriller, Backlash (Simon & Schuster), was the bestselling novel of the week. With a 21,596 sale it takes third position in the Official UK Top 50 and first place in this week's Mass-market Fiction bestseller list—La Plante's first ever number one in the chart.
New entries into this week's Official UK Top 50 are lead by Richard and Judy Autumn 2013 Book Club member Saskia Sarginson's The Twins (Piatkus). The paperback publication sold 7,604 copies and débuts in 18th place. In total, the eight members of the club sold 86,155 copies in the UK last week—up 86% week on week, with the average-sale-per-title figure of 10,769 copies up 19% on last year's club over the comparative period.
Ally Carter’s new Gallagher Girls novel, United We Spy (Orchard), and the third book in Robert Muchamore’s second CHERUB series, Black Friday (Hodder), both début in this week’s Children’s Fiction chart. Two HarperCollins titles top the bestseller list: Derek Landy’s Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men and David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, while the publisher is also the owner of the current bestselling annual in the UK: One Direction: The Official Annual 2014.
Colm Tóibín's The Testament of Mary (Viking) was the bestselling member of the just-announced Man Booker 2013 shortlist last week, selling 739 copies. The six-strong shortlist sold 2,050 copies in total.