Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

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Bestsellers this week

This week’s bestsellers chart mixes the old and new with Going Paleo (Pete Evans & Nora T Gedgaudas, Plum) in the top spot for a second consecutive week, ahead of a slate of new fiction releases. This week’s four highest new entries—NYPD Red 3 (James Patterson, Century), Leap of Faith (Fiona McCallum, Mira), The Stranger (Harlan Coben, Hachette) and The Last Dance (Fiona McIntosh, Michael Joseph)—all debuted in the top 10, while the fifth highest new entry, Emerald Springs (Fleur McDonald, Arena), debuted in the top 20. Easter-themed children’s books remain popular with Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt (Ladybird) and If I Were the Easter Bunny (Louise Gardner, HarperCollins) in first and third spot respectively on the fastest movers chart. Also in the fastest movers chart is Johanna Basford’s colouring book for adults, Secret Garden (Laurence King Publishing)—Books+Publishing (source: Nielsen BookScan, week ending 28 March 2015)


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