About the Awards

The Nielsen Bestseller Awards in association with Coutts use data on print sales from Nielsen BookScan, and e-book sales from Nielsen PubTrack Digital, to identify and celebrate the UK’s bestselling books. Books selling over 250,000 copies, in print and e-book sales, are awarded Silver status, those selling over 500,000 are awarded Gold status, and those selling over 1,000,000 books are awarded Platinum status.



  • Liz Pichon wins three Silver Nielsen Bestseller Awards
  • Axel Scheffler wins Double Platinum and Platinum at Nielsen Bestseller Awards
  • Adam Kay wins Gold Nielsen Bestseller Award
  • Gail Honeyman wins Platinum Nielsen Bestseller Award

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