We can all remember back in May 2011 when certain people said that Kate McCann’s book called Madeleine would be a failure. And we can all remember those cries of, “It won’t sell”, “It will be a flop” and “People only want to read the truth and want Amarals book”.
Well it appears those cries from way back then didn’t reach the mainstream public who bought the book. You see the Guardian have printed the top Best Selling Books of 2011 – the top 5,000 according to Nielsen Bookscan. According to the Guardian article, it states the following about the Nielsen Bookscan:
Nielsen Bookscan is the world’s largest book tracking service – they collect total transaction data directly from the tills and dispatch systems of all major book retailers. The data covers over 90% of all retail book purchases in the UK – 6,500 retailers in the UK each week.
The full Data can be downloaded at the Guardian.
And Kate McCann’s book according to Nielsen reached No. 18 by selling 246,939 copies making a grand total of £2,504,671.44
And just one more thing, those figures represent UK sales, wonder how much can be added to the UK total by sales of the book in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United States?
Not such a flop after all, was it?