Alma scores first UK Number One with Travelling to Infinity

Jane Hawking’s memoir of married life with the physicist and mathematician Stephen Hawking is the new number one on the Official UK Top 50 chart. In the seven days ending 16th May, Travelling to Infinity shifted 26,407 units and climbs 851 places to claim this week's top spot. Last week the Oscar-winning film was released on DVD and coupled with promotional retailer activity, the biography's recorded volume lifted by more than 7,000% on the previous week when it sold 369 copies. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Harlan Coben scores first number one in almost a decade with Run Away

Harlan Coben’s Run Away (Arrow) has ended the seven-week run of David Walliams’ The World’s Worst Teachers (HarperCollins) in the top spot, leaping 42% in volume on its launch week to claim the UK Official Top 50 number one.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Walliams scores 50th number one with The World's Worst Teachers

David Walliams has bagged his 50th week at number one as The World’s Worst Teachers (HarperCollins) schools the charts for a fifth week running, selling 27,184 copies. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Lucky 13 for Kinney as The Meltdown scores author's first number one in three years

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Dan Brown claims 80th UK number one

Dan Brown’s Origin (Corgi) has held the UK Official Top 50 number one for a fourth week running—and the author’s 80th in total. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Brown bags it: Origin scores author's 77th week at number one

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Weekly E-Book Ranking: Eleanor Oliphant scores print and ebook number ones

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‘As We Trade Less Neurotically’: A Nice Chat About Those UK Publishing Numbers

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