Irish Top Ten Week Ending 21/05/2011

If last week was the story of Kate McCann’s book then this week is once again the story of that book. Sales of that title are up 23.07% week-on-week. The flip side of that is that the rest of the top ten suffered a drop in sales, whereas last week the other nine titles accounted for some 7,285 units, this week the other nine clocked up only 6,538 a 747 or 10.25% drop in their share.

What’s more the week also save the dropping out of the top ten of several Irish authors and one (or two depending on your view) Irish publishers. Not a fantastic week for Irish writers then as only one remains in the top ten.

side from the McCann book the overriding theme is the continued strength of fiction which accounts of nine of the top ten titles.

1: Madeleine: Our Daughter’s Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her, Kate McCann, 4,433
2: Stand by Me, Sheila O’Flanagan, 1,061
3: Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen, 917
4: The Family, Martina Cole, 839
5: The Distant Hours, Kate Morton, 708
6: The Moment, Douglas Kennedy, 673
7: A Game Of Thrones, George RR Martin, 617
8: Port Mortuary, Patricia Cornwell, 598
9: The Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly, 563
10: The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas, 562

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: 10,971 Units
Increase since last week: 84 units
% decrease since last week: .77%
Average Units Per Title: 1097

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Fiction: 9 titles, 6,538 units or 59.59%, RRP £8.99
Non-Fiction: 1 titles, 4,433 units or 40.41%, RRP £14.99

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Authors: 10
Irish Authors: 1, 10%
Irish Published Books: 0, 0%

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Average RRP: £9.59
Increase in RRP since last week: £0.40
% Increase in RRP since last week: -4.00%*
*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 21st May 2011
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