Bree Tanner Does Well in Year End Aussie Sales

BreeTannerAccording to the Sydney Morning Herald

“Stephenie Meyer’s The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (186,000) was officially third, with Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love coming in fifth. Julie Goodwin’s Our Family Table was the best-performing book by an Australian writer, selling 150,000 copies. The winner of the first MasterChef outsold the series’ second cookbook by 84,000.

According to Shaun Symonds, general manager of Nielsen BookScan Australia, 66.2 million books were sold in 2010, a slight increase on 2009. He said value was down 4.2 per cent at $1.26 billion. ”There were no real blockbusters last year; no Stephenie Meyer[Lexicon Note: We assume they mean novel and not novella], Dan Brown or Matthew Reilly. And if you take away the Meyer sales from the previous year, sales value dropped only 0.8 per cent. And retail trade was generally down.”

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