Nielsen Book Research - Measuring and analysing sales and consumer behaviour around the world

The Nielsen BookScan is the international sales data monitoring and analysis service for the English-language book industry worldwide.

Nielsen BookScan Australia monitors end-user consumer sales from a panel of book retailers - enabling detailed and highly accurate sales information on which books are selling, and at what price, to be available to the book trade.

Nielsen BookScan Australia collects total transactional data at the point of sale directly from tills and despatch systems of all the major book retailers, discount department stores, online stores and a weighted representation of independent stores (click here). In a typical week Nielsen BookScan Australia collects over 90,000 different titles representing more than $15 million. It has been estimated that Nielsen BookScan’s retailer coverage is approximately 90% of Australian book trade sales ($) representing sales from more than 1000 retailer outlets.

Nielsen BookScan Online is a sophisticated, web-based delivery and analytical tool allowing easier, faster and more flexible data analysis.  Click on the right to go to the service or contact us for further information.

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About Nielsen Book
Nielsen Book is a leading provider of search, discovery, commerce, consumer research and retail sales analysis services globally. Nielsen runs the Registration Agencies (ISBN and SAN Agencies for UK & Ireland, ISTC), provides search and discovery products through its Nielsen BookData product range, electronic trading via Nielsen BookNet and PubEasy services, retail sales analysis via Nielsen BookScan and consumer research through its Books and Consumer Survey.

Nielsen acquired the business Intelligence and commerce solutions products: PubTrack ™ Digital, PubTrack ™ Christian, PubTrack™ Higher-Ed, and Books & Consumers, Global Ebook Monitor and custom research. Commerce Solutions products: PubEasy® and Pubnet® in 2013. Together these servcies enhance Nielsen Book’s solutions portfolio and brings deeper insights and improved efficiencies to the global book industry.

Nielsen Book employs 120 staff. The company is wholly owned by Nielsen.

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About Nielsen
Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 106 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit

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