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.

The Nielsen Bestseller Awards 2021 will be a virtual event on – Wednesday 17th March


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  • Fearne Cotton wins a Silver Nielsen Bestseller Award
  • Jojo Moyes wins a Platinum and a Gold award at the Nielsen Bestseller Awards
  • Axel Scheffler wins a Gold award at the Nielsen Bestseller Awards
  • Adam Kay wins a Platinum and Gold Nielsen Bestseller Award

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