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 through
Unlimited Searches (annual subscription)
as well as an optional
eBook Sales upgrade (annual subscription).
For literary agents, scouts, authors and other qualified independent
publishing professionals, NPD 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,
NPD Publishers Marketplace BookScan is
an added section of PublishersMarketplace that you'll see whenever you
A few important general notes:
NPD 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 NPD 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
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.
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.
to register and request access to NPD Publishers Marketplace BookScan
and PubTrack Digital, and we'll be in touch shortly. If you have other
questions, please write
Click here to see a more detailed breakdown
of the features in NPD Publishers Marketplace BookScan.