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Matt Haig book sales recognised at Nielsen Bestseller Awards

17 March 2021

The Nielsen Bestseller Awards annual ceremony took place virtually on Wednesday 17 March 2021. Matt Haig, Richard Osman, Reni Eddo-Lodge and David Walliams were among the prize-winners.

Canongate Books author Matt Haig enjoyed a superb 2020 receiving a Gold award for Reasons to Stay Alive and three of his other titles achieving sales of over 250,000: How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Midnight Library - the paperback edition of which is currently a UK #1 bestseller.

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.