Nielsen Book to restate sales numbers for Dawson title after bulk purchase

Nielsen Book to restate sales numbers for Dawson title after bulk purchase

Nielsen Book has stripped thriller writer Mark Dawson of his Sunday Times Top 10 place after investigating his bulk purchase of 400 copies of his own title The Cleaner. Dawson had revealed on his podcast that he made the purchase in order to sell copies to overseas fans, but had wanted to do so in a way that was trackable in order to push the book into a higher chart position in its second week on sale.

Nielsen told The Bookseller yesterday (21st July) that it was investigating the sales, which it had originally thought were made as part of a virtual book signing. It has now concluded, how...

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