Mantel maintains top spot as print market hangs on

Mantel maintains top spot as print market hangs on

Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light (Fourth Estate) has held the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a third week running, selling 30,280 copies through Nielsen BookScan's TCM. With its average selling price reaching £17.37, it is now the highest-priced number one title of all time, surpassing the £17.10 a.s.p of Michelle Obama's Becoming (Viking) the week of Christmas 2018.

The print market made gains on the previous week, with a 5.8% improvement in volume to 3.37 million books sold and a 2.9% jump in value to £26.45m. However, up against a particularly strong week in 2019, it fel...

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