Irish Top Ten Week Ending 16/04/2011

A disappointing top ten this week, though Ghost Light is doing fairly well, no doubt boosted by the ongoing One City One Book campaign. Mary McEvoy’s memoir, dealing with her battle with depression, is the sole non-fiction title in the top ten this week though Philomena Lynott’s book on her son was pushed just outside to number 11.

1: Ghost Light, Joseph O’Connor, 1,644
2: Love and Marriage, Patricia Scanlan, 1,149
3: Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly, 812
4: How the Light Gets in:My Journey with Depression, Mary McEvoy, 756
5: Sing You Home, Jodi Picoult, 734
6: Homecoming, Cathy Kelly, 720
7: Room, Emma Donoghue, 709
8: The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas, 699
9: Stand by Me, Sheila O’Flanagan, 690
10: The Brightest Star in the Sky, Marian Keyes, 637

Top Ten Dynamics
IPN is running a top ten dynamics section looking at the top ten with some data drawn out. Nothing too dramatic, but useful nonetheless.

Volume: 8,850 Units
Decrease since last week: -1,181 units
% decrease since last week: -12.14%

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Fiction: 9 titles, 7794 units or 91.16%, RRP £9.77
Non-Fiction: 1 titles, 756 units or 8.84%, RRP £13.99

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Authors: 10 (one book is co-authored)
Irish Authors: 8, 80%
Irish Published Books: 0, 0%

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Average RRP: £10.19
Increase in RRP since last week: -£1.20
% Increase in RRP since last week: -10.54%*
*It is important to note that RRP does not reflect actually selling price.

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 16th April 2011