Nielsen BookScan

Nielsen BookScan provides retail sales data for around 8500 book retailers in the UK. This data is used for The Sunday Times, The Bookseller and other national press bestseller lists.

Used by retailers, publishers, libraries, agents and the media, BookScan also enables you to research the size and scope of the UK book trade, book marketing campaigns, genres by size, key players, key titles, authors and trends, seasonal book buying patterns and much more.


Staff and Students
Select Bookscan from the options on the page and log in with the specific username and password for this resource. Log in details are ONLY available to Publishing Students. Please contact your course leader for these.

Supporting information

A user guide is available to help you get started with using this resource.

Please note: In order to upload data Nielsen Bookscan will be unavailable every Tuesday between 13:00 and 15:00 hours.

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Please note: The services outlined on these pages are only available to members of the University of Central Lancashire.