Pan Mac scores hat-trick with three number ones

Pan Mac scores hat-trick with three number ones

Pan Macmillan has scored a hat-trick this week by taking three number one positions across fiction and non-fiction in the Nielsen BookScan bestseller charts.

The last time a publisher held number one chart places across the same three categories was in June 2015, when Penguin Random House was the publisher celebrating.

The week also marks the first time Pan Macmillan has ever held two non-fiction number one spots simultaneously, and the publisher's first hardback non-fiction number one since May 2009 (when Coleen Nolan’s Upfront and Personal reached the top spot).

Boxtree, which celebrates 30 years this year, tops the hardback non-fiction chart with Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt's Scarlett Says, published on 21st April. Its publication has been supported by an extensive social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, resulting in nearly three quarters of a million views over the last two weeks.

Success continues for Bluebird, with Joe Wicks' Lean in 15: 15 Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy. It has been number one in the overall TCM chart for nine weeks and in the paperback non-fiction chart for 16 weeks.

Finally for hardback fiction, the latest in the Amos Decker thriller series by novelist David Baldacci, The Last Mile, holds the first place position for a second week, making it the bestselling Baldacci hardback after two weeks and representing a 35% increase in sales on his last hardback, The Guilty, published in autumn 2015.

Anthony Forbes Watson, m.d. for Pan Macmillan, said: “I’m delighted with Pan Macmillan’s hat-trick of number ones this week and to see us heading both of the non-fiction charts, for the first time for a while -and I hope not the last.”

In June last year Penguin Random House's three number one spots were in original fiction with Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train (Doubleday), in hardback non-fiction with Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites (Ebury) and in paperback non-fiction with Guy Martin’s autobiography (Ebury).