Services for Publishers & Distributors

The Nielsen BookScan service is the most comprehensive source of book industry intelligence currently available in Australia. It is providing the major publishers and retailers in Australia with business insights that are being utilised to make more effective strategic decisions.

Nielsen BookScan data goes well beyond bestseller charts!

  • Is a re-print required on a particular title?
  • How is a title selling compared to its competitors?
  • What is your market share?
  • What are the hot selling categories?
  • Where are the opportunities for new titles?
  • Was your publicity spend effective?

These questions and more can be answered through an enormous database containing sales trends for over 250,000 titles and 12 years of sales history. Publishers are using BookScan data for print run decisions, reprints, publishing content, category reviews, promotional and marketing decisions, forecasting, core range analysis and general monitoring of industry trends.

Several publishers are able to combine BookScan data into their own internal databases, adding another dimension to their sales reporting. BookScan's client list includes Penguin Books Australia, HarperCollins Publishers, Random House, Allen & Unwin, Hodder Headline, Scholastic, Wiley, Funtastic, Hinkler Books, Gary Allen, Hardie Grant Egmont, Pluto Press and many more. Find out what these publishers know about your business!

Nielsen BookScan has a variety of reporting options available on a subscription or ad hoc basis:

  • Bestseller charts by genre (weekly, 4 weekly, 12 weekly or annual)
  • Publisher market share reports (also available by imprint)
  • Category trend reports
  • Category overviews
  • Real time title tracking
  • Life time sales for individual titles
  • Author profiles
  • Access to media charts before publication

and much more...

To download the Nielsen Book Research Brochure

Not only is information available for the Australian book industry, but there is also the opportunity to predict future sales trends via access to our UK, US, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, Spain, South Africa and India  BookScan services.

Nielsen Book Research 2015 Calendar

Nielsen BookScan Australia 2016 Calendar

To download information by market click on one of the following links:

Australia     Brazil    India     Ireland     Italy     New Zealand     South Africa     Spain     UK     

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