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


The complex world of book publishing and selling has been transformed by Nielsen BookScan in ten countries.

The Nielsen BookScan service collects the retail sales information from point of sale systems in more than 35,500 bookshops around the world, BookScan is able to present sales information in a variety of ways, including by the market size and share of different book categories, and by individual publishers, specific imprints, authors and price points. In most countries, statistics are also available by actual sales price and consumer discount levels. And because every single title making a sale is reported, the information covers specialised categories and small imprints as well as data relating to the major players.

Our Nielsen BookScan data is accessed via the Internet, and uses powerful web-based data delivery and analysis systems to provide reliable, sales-related information for booksellers, publishers, libraries and the media, around the world, around the clock.

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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 services enhance Nielsen Book’s solutions portfolio and brings deeper insights and improved efficiencies to the global book industry.

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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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