Top Tens Supplied
The following statistics are based upon sales to Libraries in the UK, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia (between 2010 and 2015).
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Top Languages Supplied
In recent years, Polish has overtaken Bengali as the 2nd most requested language. Readership for Bengali is slowly declining, whereas other Indic languages remain very popular. We expect Tamil to break into the Top 3 in the next couple of years.
Top Fiction Genres
Romantic fiction is as popular as ever, especially in Chinese and Tamil languages. Short Stories dominate certain languages such as Punjabi and Gujarati. Social Novels continue to dominate Urdu and Farsi fiction. Mystery Novels (especially as translations) are hugely popular, especially in Polish.
Top Non-Fiction Genres
As our ethnic communities become more elderly, non-fiction requirements are changing. At one-time, Religious and Political books were the most popular. Now we see high demand for Health and Fitness (diabetes, exercise, blood pressure etc) and Food and Drink (healthy cooking, celebrity chefs etc). As always, there is an extremely high demand for Biographies, although nowadays relating to Showbiz and Sports Celebrities in the USA, UK and readers' Home-Countries.
Top Ten Authors
Our Suppliers, our in-house Language Specialists and Stock Managers across 100s of libraries tell us that these are the Authors which are currently readers' favourites. These authors are always top-of-the-list whenever we do our procurement exercises.
Popular Arabic Authors
|Ala al-Aswani||Khayri Shalabi||Radwa `Ashur|
|Ibrahim Aslan||Layla al-`Uthman||Sahar Khalifah|
|Khayri Shalabi||Muhammad al-Busati||Salwa al-Nu`aymi|
Popular Bengali Authors (from Bangladesh)
|Amjad Hossain||Anisul Haque||Haripada Datta|
|Humayun Ahmad||Jubaida Gulshan Ara||Kashem Bin Abubakar|
|Makbula Manzoor||Nasreen Jahan||Rahat Khan|
Popular Chinese Authors (from Hong Kong)
|Yi Shu||Cowboys Comics||Zhang Xiaoxian|
|Zi-Ling Cheng||Clouds||Chua Lam|
|Lin Yongchen||Tianhang||Weng Jingjing|
|Li Min||Li Pik Wah|
Popular Gujarati Authors
|Bhatt Ashwin||Oza Kajal||Parikh Priyakant|
|Varsha Pathak||Yagnik Mahesh||Patel Dhiruben|
|Thakar Sharad||Kanu Bhagdev||H N Golibar|
Popular Hindi Authors
|Harivansh Rai Bachchan||Mahadevi Verma||Mannu Bhandari|
|Mohan Rakesh||Harishankar Parsai||Rajendra Yadav|
Popular Polish Authors
||Mariusz Szczygieł||Janusz Głowacki|
|Beata Pawlikowska||Małgorzata Kalicińska||Joanna Chmielewska|
|Martyna Wojciechowska||Jacek Piekara||Jacek Dukaj|
Popular Punjabi Authors
|Amrita Pritam||Surjit Patar||Gurdial Singh|
|Gurbachan Singh Bhullar||Dalip Kaur Tiwana||Ram Sarup Ankhi|
|Harjit Atwal||Ajit Cour||Atamjit|
|Kartar Singh Duggal|
Popular Tamil Authors
Popular Urdu Authors
|Naseem Hijazi||Tariq Ismail Sagar||Ashfaq Ahmed|
|Bano Qudsiya||Bushra Rehman||Mumtaz Mufti|
|Saadat Hassan||Razia Butt||Umera Ahmad|
|Kishwar Naheed||M. A. Rahat|