Nielsen BookData provides weekly bestseller charts to the international press as well as ad-hoc data and insights to support commentary on the global book market.


Our bestseller charts are based on our BookScan data which is gathered in 12 territories: Australia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland. South Africa, Spain, Colombia and the UK. We are also able to provide information about book production figures.

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Our book charts

Australia #1

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

Australian BookScan data is regularly used by The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Sun Herald and Books + Publishing.

Brazil #1

A Biblioteca da Meia-Noite by Matt Haig

In Brazil our data is regularly featured in Publishnews.

Colombia #1

Hábitos atómicos by James Clear

BookScan Colombia went live in February 23 with historical data available from 1 January 2023 onwards.

India #1

Ikigai by Héctor García & Francesc Miralles

In India our book data is featured in Himalayan Writing Retreat.

Ireland #1

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

Irish data is used by The Irish Times, The Sunday Times Ireland, Sunday Independent, Irish Examiner, and Books Ireland.

Italy #1

Le armi della luce by Ken Follett

Italian BookScan data is featured in il Giornale.

Mexico #1

Hábitos atómicos by James Clear

In Mèxico we collaborate periodically with the main newspapers: El universal, Milenio, El Economista. We also collaborate with the Spanish Edition of Publisher Weekly. Occasionally BookScan data is used on TV or radio broadcasts.

New Zealand #1

The Secret by Lee Child & Andrew Child

​In New Zealand our data is featured in the Newsroom (Reading Room), Kete Books and Aotearoa NZ.

Poland #1

Dawno temu w Warszawie by Jakub Żulczyk

Our Polish data is featured in Newsweek Polska, Biblioteka Analiz, Wirtualny Wydawca and Rynek Ksiazki among other places.

South Africa #1

Leo by Deon Meyer

BookScan data in South Africa is featured in News24 (Arts24).

Spain #1

El Infierno by Carmen Mola

Our Spanish BookScan data is featured in Publishnews and quoted on national radio and RTVE.

UK #1

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

Our BookScan data is featured in The Sunday Times and The Bookseller.

UK Library #1

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

Nielsen LibScan collects and measures public library print book borrowing data from over 70 public library authorities.