Friday, December 21, 2012

Nigellissima: public losing taste for Nigella Lawson's latest book

The public appears to be losing its taste for books by Nigella Lawson, as figures suggest her latest book has recorded sluggish sales, it emerged today.

Nigellissima: public losing taste for Nigella Lawson's latest book
Nigella Lawson pictured in her series, 'Nigelissima', which is devoted to Italian food. Photo: Charles Birchmore/BBC
Industry statistics show Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration has shifted just 161,823 copies since it went on sale in September.
The sales of the television chef’s latest release are reportedly down by more than a third compared with her previous title, Kitchen.
The cookbook is also languishing outside the top 20 in the Christmas book charts despite a blaze of publicity and a BBC Two series of the same name.
In stark contrast, Jamie Oliver has recorded his third consecutive Christmas number one with his latest feature 15 Minute Meals, which was released at the same time as Nigellissima.
Mr Oliver's book sold 117,911 copies last week compared to almost 18,000 for Nigellissima. 
Full article at The Telegraph

1 comment:

Carole Ritchie said...

Well I am am trying to get a copy local of Nigellissima. Nigella rocks, 3 generations of my family adore her.Jamie is great to and more people are trying to cook quickly after work which is why his book has gone great. Shame the publishers released both at the same time. Carole NZ