Rushdie leads Booker sales

<p>Total sales of the 11 titles available in shops from the recently-announced 13-strong Man Booker Prize longlist stand at 42,451 copies to date, some 20,000 fewer copies collectively than Katie Price&#39;s <em>Angel</em> <em>Uncovered</em>.</p><p>Both Gaynor Arnold&#39;s <em>Girl in a Blue Dress</em> (Tindal Street) and John Berger&#39;s <em>From A to X</em> are yet to hit retailer shelves, but the latter is being brought forward by publisher Verso from September to take advantage of its inclusion on the longlist.</p><p>Salman Rushdie&#39;s <em>The Enchantress of Florence</em> (Cape), which was published in April, is the clear sales leader of the &quot;Booker Dozen&quot;, having shifted 15,433 copies through Nielsen BookScan&#39;s Total Consumer Market across all editions. </p><p>Second on the list is controversial longlistee Tom Rob Smith&#39;s <em>Child 44</em> (Simon &amp; Schuster) which has amassed sales of 8,278, thanks in part to heavy promotion at Sainsbury&#39;s earlier this year. S&amp;S paid &pound;100,000 for UK rights to the book, as part of a &pound;200,000 two-book deal, while Ridley Scott acquired the film rights before the book had even hit the shelves.</p><p>Michelle de Kretser, a Commonwealth Writers&#39; Prize-winner, sits bottom of the list with <em>The Lost Dog</em> (Chatto) having sold just 363 copies through the TCM since its release in May. </p><p><em>Netherlands </em>pipped <em>The Enchantress of Florence</em> to the post as bookie William Hill&#39;s favourite. However, not since Yann Martel&#39;s <em>The Life of Pi</em> (Cape) in 2002 has the favourite gone on to pick up the prize.</p><p>Through the two weeks to 26th July, the eleven titles released thus far sold just 2,633 copies through the TCM. Comparatively, Katie Price&#39;s third fiction release, <em>Angel Uncovered </em>(Century), which has been on sale less than a month, sold 54,362 copies, outselling the longlist by more than 20 copies to one. Last year journalists made hay with the news that Price&#39;s <em>Crystal</em> comprehensively outsold the Booker shortlist.</p><p>1. <em>The Enchantress of Florence</em> 15,433<br />2. <em>Child 44</em> 8,278<br />3. <em>Sea of Poppies</em> 5,034<br />4. <em>Netherland</em> 4,023<br />5. <em>The Clothes on Their Backs</em> 3,592<br />6. <em>The White Tiger</em> 1,852<br />7. <em>The Secret Scripture</em> 1,568<br />8. <em>A Case of Exploding Mangoes</em> 1,000<br />9. <em>The Northern Clemency</em> 916<br />10. <em>A Fraction of the Whole</em> 392<br />11. <em>The Lost Dog</em> 363</p><p>(Sales across all editions through Nielsen BookScan&#39;s Total Consumer Market to 26th July, 2008)</p>