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.

Urdu
20%
Polish
15%
Gujarati
15%
Chinese
12%
Tamil
8%

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.

Romance
23%
Short Stories
21%
Social Novel
15%
General Fiction
10%
Mystery
7%

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.

Biography
17%
Health and Fitness
15%
Food and Drink
12%
Poetry
10%
Religion
10%

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
Yusuf Zidan    
     
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
Selina Hossain    
     
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
Bhatt Dhruv    
     
Popular Hindi Authors
Nirmal Verma Shivani Kamlesh
Harivansh Rai Bachchan Mahadevi Verma Mannu Bhandari
Mohan Rakesh Harishankar Parsai Rajendra Yadav
Amritlal Nagar    
     
Popular Polish Authors
Wojciech Cejrowski
Mariusz Szczygieł Janusz Głowacki
Beata Pawlikowska Małgorzata Kalicińska Joanna Chmielewska
Martyna Wojciechowska Jacek Piekara Jacek Dukaj
Andrzej Pilipiuk    
     
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
Ramanichandran Indira Soundarajan Sujatha
Kalki Sandilyan Akilan
Jeyakandhan Balakumuran  
     
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