The Christmas shopping period is fully underway, home to the largest weeks of the year for print book sales…but just how many of the books bought at this time of year are intended as Christmas gifts and how many are from readers buying for themselves?
From July 2020 to June 2021, audiobook purchases in the UK saw their highest 12-month period on record, surpassing the previous record highs that the format had been setting basically every month since last spring.
Both ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ by Richard Osman and ‘Megamonster’ by David Walliams sold over 200k copies in the UK from June to August, with Osman about 26k copies ahead of Walliams. But on a regional level […]
According to results from our Books & Consumers survey, familiarity with an author or series led to one in five book purchases in the UK in 2020, rising to one in three fiction purchases. But the last few years have seen breakout fiction hits from […]