World Book Night boosts sales of books

Interesting report from the Bookseller: 

Alan Bennett’s A Life Like Other People’s, one of the 25 books given away for free on World Book Night recently, takes second position in the chart thanks to a 202% week-on-week sales boost. Another of the 25, Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith, also earns a place in the chart. The terrific sales performances of all 25 “freebie” titles continue to confound World Book Night critics who suggested flooding the market with 1,000,000 free books would have a negative impact on sales.

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