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Victoria Hislop receives four Specsavers Bestseller awards

September 21, 2017 10:41 am

Victoria Hislop has been awarded FOUR Specsavers Bestseller awards, powered by Nielsen Book.  Her chart-topping debut novel, The Island, has now sold over a million copies and receives a Platinum award, with Gold awards being awarded for sales of over half a million copies for The Thread, The Return and The Sunrise. These awards celebrate the most successful books in Britain based on actual sales measured by Nielsen Book. Hislop was handed the awards at a ceremony at the Hachette offices in central London on the 14th September, on an occasion to mark her huge success as one of Britain’s leading novelists. Mari Evans, Managing …

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea sales surpass the million mark

August 31, 2017 5:16 pm

Judith Kerr, the best-selling children’s author, has been awarded with a Specsavers Platinum Bestseller Award as her classic children’s book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea surpasses one million units sold. Judith Kerr was presented with the award at a ceremony at the office of her publisher, HarperCollins Children’s Books, central London. The Specsavers Bestseller Awards, powered by Nielsen Book, celebrate the most successful books in Britain based on actual sales measured by Nielsen. Inspired by her daughter Tacy, The Tiger Who Came to Tea was Judith Kerr’s first picture book and published in 1968. The book has been a …

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Deliciously Ella surpasses a quarter of a million sales

July 26, 2017 11:20 am

Ella Mills, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Deliciously Ella, has been awarded a Specsavers Silver Bestseller Award, powered by Nielsen, for her debut cookbook, Deliciously Ella, which has now sold over a quarter of a million copies in the UK. The awards celebrate the most successful books in Britain based on actual sales measured by Nielsen Book. Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella, is an award-winning cookery author, entrepreneur, and champion of eating well. She started off with her popular blog, deliciouslyella.com, which has had over 110 million hits in the last three years. Her first book came out in January …

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Silver Specsavers Bestseller Award for Hello, is this planet Earth?

March 16, 2017 9:10 pm

Congratulations to Tim Peake who recently received a Silver Specsavers Bestseller Award for his book – Hello, is this planet Earth? for sales of over 250,000. Pictured here with Tom Weldon, CEO of Penguin Random House UK.           Hello, is this planet Earth? takes readers on a mesmerizing tour of Tim Peake’s historic and inspirational six-month Principia mission. Based on over 150 of Tim’s stunning photographs that he took on board the international space station, many of which have not been seen before, this lavish collection showcases the beauty of earth from above, and is the …

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Joe Wicks receives platinum award status for his book Lean in 15

January 26, 2017 12:40 pm

The authors of some of the most successful books of recent years have been honoured at the first Specsavers Bestseller Awards, powered by Nielsen Book. Awards were given in three categories – Non-Fiction, Fiction and Children’s. Recently published titles to receive Platinum Awards included body coach Joe Wicks’ Lean in 15 (published by Pan Macmillan – Bluebird) Joe Wicks was delighted: “I can’t believe I’m getting an award for selling one million copies of Lean In 15 in the UK – who would have thought that setting up an Instagram account would lead to this! Never in a million years …

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BESTSELLING AUTHORS PAULA HAWKINS, J.K. ROWLING AND JOE WICKS HONOURED AT SPECSAVERS BESTSELLER AWARDS, POWERED BY NIELSEN BOOK

January 26, 2017 10:45 am

  London, Wednesday 25 January 2017 The ‘Class of 2016’ join the Hall of Fame alongside Honorary Platinum authors Martina Cole, Anthony Horowitz and Dame Jacqueline Wilson The authors of some of the most successful books of recent years have been honoured at the first Specsavers Bestseller Awards, powered by Nielsen Book. The prestigious event was held at Mayfair’s No. 4 Hamilton Place, hosted by highly respected journalist and broadcaster Kate Silverton. Authors and illustrators, including Caitlin Moran, Axel Scheffler and Jojo Moyes, accepted awards for books which reached significant sales milestones of 250,000 (Silver), 500,000 (Gold) or 1m copies (Platinum) …

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Rowling, Donaldson and James enter Nielsen ‘Bestseller Hall of Fame’

January 19, 2017 8:00 am

Authors including J K Rowling, E L James and Julia Donaldson have made Nielsen Book’s first Bestseller Hall of Fame, as their titles are amongst those which reached platinum sales records. The list – comprising 97 titles by 64 authors – features publications that have sold more than one million copies between 1998 and the end of 2015. It includes 46 fiction titles, 34 children’s books and 14 non-fiction titles. Rowling appears in the list more than any other author, with nine titles breaking the platinum record, followed by Dan Brown with six. E L James has four, as do …

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Q&A with our host – Kate Silverton

January 13, 2017 3:27 pm

Kate Silverton is the host at the launch event on 25th January. Do you read books a lot, and what genre do you like best? I used to read voraciously, I confess though now being a mum to two small children means I tend to have a stack of books by the bedside that I only have time to dip into before I either fall fast asleep or we are disturbed by either one little person joining us or on occasion two and then I am either reading about bears, tigers or unicorns or else telling them a story in …

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NIELSEN BOOK COLLABORATES WITH SPECSAVERS TO CELEBRATE BESTSELLERS IN THE UK

January 12, 2017 8:08 pm

INAUGURAL SPECSAVERS BESTSELLER AWARDS TO RECOGNISE OUTSTANDING BOOK SALES IN ALL FORMATS AT JANUARY EVENT Nielsen Book and Specsavers today announced the new Specsavers Bestseller Awards, powered by Nielsen Book, which will be officially launched at a special ceremony on 25 January 2017. The awards will celebrate success in book sales across all formats for the first time, and will replace the Nielsen Book Gold and Platinum Awards, which have used sales data to recognise achievements within the book industry since 2001. In addition to the established Platinum (1,000,000 copies) and Gold (500,000) Bestseller Awards, new Silver Awards will be …

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