From The Bookseller:
David Walliams’ Bad Dad (HarperCollins) has claimed the Christmas Number One, selling 60,694 copies for £376,111 through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market. It beat challenger Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients (Michael Joseph) by 1,608 copies to claim the number one for a sixth non-consecutive week.
This tops off a stellar year for the comedian-turned-author, in which he’s twice broken his own opening-week record, had the biggest-selling week for a lone World Book Day title since records began, seen three of his backlist titles crash through the million-copies-sold mark and scored his 100th Children’s number one.
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Guinness World Records 2018 rose to third place, as E L James’ Darker (Arrow) slid down the chart to ninth place. Sinclair McKay’s Bletchley Park Brainteasers (Headline) charted in the top 10 for the first time, and Dawn French’s Me. You. A Diary (Michael Joseph)—which a fortnight ago wasn’t even in the Top 50—made possibly the most dramatic rise, to 12th place overall.
Link to the rest at The Bookseller
Perhaps visitors to TPV from the UK will need to help PG understand why David Walliams is so popular with British book buyers.
PG did a tiny bit of research and learned Walliams is an “English comedian, actor, talent-show judge, author, presenter, and activist.”
In addition to Bad Dad, he has also written a picture book called Boogie Bear “illustrated by artistic genius Tony Walsh” with a promotional page which is accompanied by an annoying sound track with no immediately obvious way of terminating the sound while still reading the page.
Boogie Bear does not appear on when PG searches for it on Amazon (although books with the same or similar title by other authors do). Perhaps we need to wait for the US translation.
For your information, Bad Dad is also known as Untitled Walliams Novel 10 on the Amazon page which shows up at Casa PG.
Authors who choose to partner with a major commercial publisher like HarperCollins do so, in part, so they can always rest assured their books will be presented to the public in the most professional manner possible.