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 Scarlet Shedder (Dog Man 12) by Dav Pilkey

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

Brazil #1

Café com Deus Pai 2024 by Júnior Rostirola

In Brazil our data is regularly featured in Publishnews.

Colombia #1

En agosto nos vemos by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

India #1

RAM C/O Anandhi by Akhil P Dharmajan

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

Ireland #1

The Scarlet Shedder (Dog Man 12) by Dav Pilkey

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

Italy #1

Un animale selvaggio by Joël Dicker

Italian BookScan data is featured in il Giornale.

Mexico #1

¡Gracias! by López Obrador & Andrés Manuel

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 Scarlet Shedder (Dog Man 12) by Dav Pilkey

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

Poland #1

Rodzina Monet. Tom 4. Diament. by Weronika Marczak

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

South Africa #1

The official best selling K53 learner’s & driver’s manual

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

Spain #1

Un animal salvaje by Joël Dicker

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

UK #1

The Secret (Jack Reacher 28) by Lee Child & Andrew Child

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

UK Library #1

The Last Devil to Die by Richard Osman

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