Walliams hits £100m earned through BookScan

Walliams hits £100m earned through BookScan

David Walliams has surpassed the £100m mark through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market, a week ahead of The Beast of Buckingham Palace (HarperCollins) hitting the charts. The comedian-turned-author joins fellow Children's authors J K Rowling, Julia Donaldson and Jacqueline Wilson in the £100m club. Jamie Oliver, James Patterson and Dan Brown have also hit the nine-figure milestone, though Walliams is of only two authors (along with Brown) whose career began after the Nielsen BookScan era started in 1998.

Walliams' first book, released in 2008 and illustrated by Quentin Blake, was The...

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