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Amazon UK reveals 2016 bestsellers

In the UK, Amazon has released the print and ebook bestsellers for the first half of 2016 and disclosed its customer’s book buying habits in its ‘Summer Trends 2016’ report, reports the Bookseller. The eretailer’s top print books for the UK market were led by healthfood titles, with Joe Wicks’ Lean in 15 (Bluebird), Foolproof Cooking (Marry Berry, BBC Books), Deliciously Ella Every Day (Ella Mills, Yellow Kite), and The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet (Michael Mosley, Short Books) taking the top four spots. Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You (Michael Joseph) rounded out the top five. Fiction dominated the Amazon Kindle rankings, with thrillers and crime ebooks in particular doing well. Debut psychological thriller Behind Closed Doors (B A Paris, Mira) took out top spot ahead of serial killer thrillers The Girl in the Ice, (Robert Bryndza, Bookouture) and The Teacher (Katerina Diamond, Avon) in second and third, respectively. Other suspenseful reads in Amazon’s top 10 ebooks include Between You and Me (Lisa Hall, Carina), While My Eyes Were Closed (Linda Green, Quercus), and the ubiquitous The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins, Doubleday) in spots four, six and eight. The report also claims Amazon will continue to create ‘thousands of new jobs’, and open two new fulfilment centres in Manchester and Leicestershire in late 2016.


Category: International news