The Lie Tree sales up over 350% since Costa win

The Lie Tree sales up over 350% since Costa win

Sales of Frances Hardinge’s YA novel The Lie Tree (Macmillan Children’s Books) have increased 353% in volume terms since winning the Costa Book of the Year, according to Nielsen BookScan data.

The book was the surprise winner of the overall Costa award on 26th January, making Hardinge the first children’s author to pick up the prize since Philip Pullman 15 years ago.

Since publication in May 2015, UK sales of The Lie Tree have totalled 30,351 copies for £189,125, although 23,657 of those copies were sold after the Costa win.

The book was children’s number one in the Nielsen chart last we...

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