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Bookscan is the gold-standard data service that tracks actual retail sales of print books on a weekly basis across all major retailers. Publishers Marketplace offers paid access to Bookscan data to qualified customers in a variety of ways: Unlimited Searches (annual subscription), Single Title Reports (individual purchase), and an eBook Sales upgrade (annual subscription).

For literary agents, scouts, authors and other qualified independent publishing professionals, Nielsen Publishers Marketplace BookScan provides unlimited searches of the BookScan US point-of-sale database, along with generating special reports (revealing week-by-week sales; regional sales; DMA sales) and comprehensive author reports. The annual subscription also includes access to the full package of BookScan's more than 70 weekly bestsellers lists, and a "Sales Tracker" that lets you store a standing list of ISBNs to refer to regularly.

Finally, literary agents and others have reasonably priced access to the same comprehensive weekly sales data used by book publishers. And it comes with the same look, feel and ease-of-use as all the other data-rich resources at PublishersMarketplace.com. When you subscribe, Nielsen Publishers Marketplace BookScan is an added section of PublishersMarketplace that you'll see whenever you log in.

A few important general notes:

  • Nielsen Publishers Marketplace BookScan is available primarily for agents and authors, as well as other independent publishing professionals. Publishers must contract directly with BookScan.
  • You need a PublishersMarketplace.com account in your name in order to sign up for Nielsen Publishers Marketplace BookScan.
  • Each subscription covers one person only. Access will be monitored, and our ability to provide this service to the community rests on respectful compliance with the stated terms of use.
  • The price is $2,500 per year for a single subscription. There is a substantial discount for multiple users at the same agency: after the first/primary subscription, each additional user within the same agency is charged $500 per year.

NEW!  PM Bookscan subscribers now have the option of adding ebook sales data through the separate PubTrack Digital service. PubTrack Digital presents actual, complete US ebook unit sales, as recorded on the books of the participating publishers, since 2010. PubTrack Digital reports monthly—not weekly—and on a time-delayed basis, with results posted approximately three to four months after the fact. 

Our service provides unlimited searching by author name, and will show the most recent month's sales, the year-to-date sales, and the lifetime sales. There are currently over 400 publishers reporting.

  • The upgrade price is $600 per year for a single subscription. After the first/primary subscription, each additional user within the same company is charged $300 per year.

Click here to register and request access to Nielsen Publishers Marketplace BookScan and PubTrack Digital, and we'll be in touch shortly. If you have other questions, please write bookscan@publishersmarketplace.com.

Click here to see a more detailed breakdown of the features in Nielsen Publishers Marketplace BookScan.

NEW!  Now authors and others may purchase a one-time report showing actual US print sales for any book, as measured by Nielsen Bookscan. The price per report is $25 for Publishers Marketplace members, and $50 per report for non-members.

Click here for more details, and to order a single-title sales report.