Irish Top Ten Week Ending 24/09/2011

It’s quite the week for Ross O’Carroll Kelly with a whopping 2,743 sales his book tops the charts nicely. It’s no bad week for his publisher either, as his stablemate, Simon Carswell’s Anglo Republic scored a remarkable 1,179.

Irish authors hold up well (aided by a book written by a quartet or Irish women).

Christmas is hinted at by the presence of the Guinness World Records but the strength of the week rests primarily on ROCK and the phenomenal selling power of One Day by David Nicholls.

1: Nama Mia!, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, 2,743
2: One Day, David Nicholls, 1,963
3: Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson, 1,269
4: Anglo Republic:Inside the Bank That Broke Ireland, Simon Carswell, 1,179
5: The Burning Soul, John Connolly, 797
6: The Decision, Penny Vincenzi, 781
7: The Help, Kathryn Stockett, 826
8: Click Click, Joyce Kavanagh, June Kavanagh, Paula Kavanagh, Marian Quinn, 663
9: Guinness World Records 2012, 630
10: Ma, I’ve Got Meself Locked Up in the Madhouse, Martha Long, 621

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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: 11,472 Units
Average Units Per Title: 1,147
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Fiction: 6 titles, 8,379 units or 73%
Non-Fiction: 4 titles, 3,093 units or 27%
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Authors: 12 (plus one corporate authors)
Irish Authors: 8, 66%
<strong>Irish Published Books: 0
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Average RRP: £13.29

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 24th September 2011