Walliams wows as Kerridge’s sales fatten in first half

Walliams wows as Kerridge’s sales fatten in first half

It has been a year of milestones for David Walliams. He eclipsed 10 million units sold through BookScan UK in March and this week notched his 100th non-consecutive week as the Children’s number one (J K Rowling and Stephenie Meyer, at 77 and 76 top spots respectively, trail in his wake).

And now he tops a half-year author chart for the very first time. He has done this by being spectacularly consistent, with year-on-year TCM sales rises of 20%–30% since he launched as a children’s author in 2008. Walliams also tends to generate about 60%–65% of his TCM sales in the second half of the year,...

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