Sales of dropped Man Booker longlistees outstrip finalists

Sales of dropped Man Booker longlistees outstrip finalists

The Man Booker Prize will be awarded tonight (16th October), but sales of titles dropped at longlist stage have significantly outsold its shortlist, according to Nielsen Bookscan, with Belinda Bauer's Snap (Bantam) shifting almost three times the total of the entire shortlist's sales.

Of the prize's 2018 finalists, Anna Burns' Milkman (Faber & Faber) enjoyed the biggest Booker Bump since its shortlisting. As the only title whose paperback has already been released, its sales have risen 1,103% in the three weeks since the shortlist announcement in comparison to the preceding three weeks, se...

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