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Books abroad: The international reach of bestsellers

One fascinating thing that I do with BookScan data every year is to put together the international bestsellers, across all print editions and translations in the markets that we cover (UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico). The result is often surprising […]

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Love is in the air

Sam McBratney’s ‘Guess How Much I Love You?’ is currently enjoying its customary ascent up the February bestseller lists.

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E-books and the lockdown effect

When the first lockdown hit in March 2020, e-books were a saviour for many readers who were suddenly stuck at home with lots of time and limited options for buying print books […]

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Prime time for audiobooks

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.

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Super Thursday

Super Thursday is upon us — the day in the annual publishing calendar when the biggest* books hit bookshop shelves.

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A bestseller tour around the UK

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 […]

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