Friday, 18 January 2019

A SPOT OF BOTHER was my most borrowed UK library book in 2018

I've just received last year's UK library loans figures for my books, courtesy of the Public Lending Right (PLR) organisation. Although my top 5 books most borrowed books remain the same they have shuffled around a bit and there is a new number 1!

A Spot of Bother, illustrated by Vanessa Cabban, has jumped from 2nd place last year to become my most borrowed book. The sequel to The Pig's Knickers was taken out of UK libraries over fourteen thousand times last year.

Prince Ribbit, illustrated by Poly Bernatene, has leapfrogged Here Be Monsters and The Princess and the Pigalso illustrated by Poly, to take second place, while The Silver Serpent Cup, illustrated by Ed Eaves, retains its place at number 5.

The PLR figures show that my books were borrowed from UK libraries a total of 138,352 times last year.

PositionTitleNº of loansRelative Position
1A Spot of Bother
illustrated by Vanessa Cabban
14,461
2Prince Ribbit
illustrated by Poly Bernatene
13,508
3Here Be Monsters
illustrated by Poly Bernatene
13,038
4The Princess and the Pig
illustrated by Poly Bernatene
10,235
5The Silver Serpent Cup
illustrated by Ed Eaves
9,618

A big THANK YOU to everyone that borrowed my books, the wonderful librarians that made them available and the UK PLR scheme for helping authors like me to earn a living.

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