Knitting book proves favourite Royal Wedding yarn

Knitting book proves favourite Royal Wedding yarn

Fiona Goble's 64-page Knit Your Own Royal Wedding (Ivy Press), which comes with a backdrop of Westminster Abbey "so that you can display your creations in authentic surroundings", is the current sales leader in the incredibly competitive Royal Wedding sales race.

The £9.99 paperback publication sold 822 copies in the seven days to 12th March, some 200 copies more than the next most popular purchase, Sunbird's Royal Wedding: William and Kate Dress-up Dolly Book.

Two other titles achieved sales of more than 500 copies last week: Ladybird's William and Kate: The Royal Wedding, and Daisy Meadows' Kate the Royal Wedding Fairy (Orchard), with the more adult The Making of a Royal Romance (Arrow), by the Mail on Sunday's royal correspondent Katie Nicholl, also proving among the most popular of the plethora of Royal Wedding publications that have already hit bookshop shelves.

According to Nielsen Book bibliographic data, almost 40 publications tied in to the Royal Wedding are confirmed for publication in 2011. This includes two graphic novels, a Little Miss book, and novels set against the backdrop of the royal wedding, such as Chrissie Manby's romantic comedy, Kate's Wedding (Hodder).

Well ahead of the event itself, royal wedding spin-offs sold approximately 5,000 copies last week, taking £30,000 through UK bookshop tills.

The Royal Races: "Royal Wedding" books hitting the shelves this year:

William and Kate: A Royal Love Story
Royal Weddings: A Very Peculiar History
Royal Wedding: William and Kate Dress-up Dolly Book
William and Kate: The Royal Wedding
Royal Romance, Modern Marriage: The Love Story of William and Kate
Knit Your Own Royal Wedding
Frommer's Royal Wedding
Invitation to the Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding For Dummies
Sophia at a Royal Wedding
William and Kate
Royal Wedding Commemorative Plate and Book
Angelina Royal Wedding
Royal Wedding Doodles
KJV Royal Wedding Bible
The Making of a Royal Romance
William & Kate Paper Dolls
Life: The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
The Royals: Prince William and Kate Middleton
Kate's Wedding
To Marry a Prince
Kate and Wills Up the Aisle
Kate & William: A Very Public Love Story
Little Miss Princess and the Very Special Wedding
Perfectly Pretty Royal Wedding
Kate the Royal Wedding Fairy
The Royal Wedding Bookazine
Royal Wisdom
William & Catherine
William & Catherine: A Royal Wedding Souvenir
Kate: A Biography
William and Catherine: Their Lives, Their Wedding
The Royals: Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William: The People's Prince
The Royal Wedding
Debrett's: A Modern Royal Marriage