When it comes to book sales in the UK, the number of copies sold can vary greatly depending on the type of book and the author’s reputation. However, according to literary agent Jane Dystel, a sensational sale would be about 25,000 copies, while 15,000 copies would be a strong enough sale to get the publisher’s attention for the author’s second book.
In the UK, the top-selling books tend to be those from well-known authors such as J.K. Rowling, Dan Brown and Stephen King. These authors often sell hundreds of thousands of copies of their books in the UK alone. However, for authors who are not as well-known, 15,000 copies is considered a good sales figure.
In addition to the number of copies sold, the amount of money made from book sales is also important. While 15,000 copies may sound like a lot, if the book is sold at a discounted price, the author may not make much money from the sales. On the other hand, if the book is sold at a higher price, the author may make more money even if the number of copies sold is lower.
Overall, 15,000 copies is considered a good sales figure for any book in the UK. This figure is enough to get the publisher’s attention and is often enough to make the author a decent amount of money. Of course, the higher the number of copies sold, the better, but 15,000 is a good benchmark for any book.