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Nielsen Bookscan - NZ 2018 Snapshot



31 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2018


Nielsen BookScan is the international sales data monitoring and analysis service for the English-language book industry worldwide. The service tracks general retail book sales within New Zealand on a weekly basis from the retailers below. In addition to New Zealand, data is available for the UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Spain, India, Brazil and Mexico.


• LS Travel Retail

• Paper Plus Group

• The Warehouse

• Fishpond (Added Q3 2017)

• Kmart (Added Q3 2017)

• The Book Depository (Added Q3 2017)

• Bennetts (Added Q5 2018)

• David Jones

• The Nile

• A weighted sample of independent general bookstores

• Specialist bookstores


NB: All values are based on the existing NZ retailer panel, whilst growth figures are based on a like-for-like BookScan New Zealand panel following the BookScan panel expansion in Q3 2017 and the Academic panel expansion in Q5 2018.

Total value sales
in the past year: $137.3m (+1.4%) ; Total units sold in the
past year: 6.1m (+3.6%) ; Total ISBNs tracked in the past
year: 344,023 ; Religion ; $1.7m (+72.7%) ; Personal
Development ; $4.3m (+55.6%) ; Children's & Young Adult
Non-Fiction $4.8m (+33.4%) ;  Highest selling author by
value: David Walliams ; Highest selling title by value: Past
Tense (Lee Child)

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