Kinney takes US top spot again as Christmas sales surge 26%

Kinney takes US top spot again as Christmas sales surge 26%

As the Christmas rush got underway, the US book market surged again last week with print volumes increasing by 26% week on week.

Overall, just over 20m book sales registered through Nielsen BookScan in the seven days ending 7th December.

Jeff Kinney's The Long Haul (Amulet), enjoys another week at number one having sold and additional 152,316 copies and crossing the 1m unit barrier in its fifth chart-topping week.

Sales were down 31% on the previous week for the ninth instalment in the Wimpy Kid series but a similar pattern occurred last year. In the same week (Nielsen week 49) 2013's Ha...

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