Self-help and misery memoirs boost the market

<p>Mass market fiction, misery memoirs and self-help books gave the UK book market a healthy push in the week ending 21st January. Revenue through BookScan's Total Consumer Market for the seven-day period was &#163;27.7m, an increase of 4.9% on the same week in 2005, with volume sales up by 7.8%.

The top ten selling books of the week were all mass market fiction paperbacks, led by Sophie Kinsella's The Undomestic Goddess (Black Swan) for a third week. It sold 32,296 copies, narrowly ahead of Ian McEwan's Saturday (Vintage) on 31,618, with Lesley Pearse's A Lesser Evil (Penguin) jumping 14 p...

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