Rugby League Books has been busy doing some research (no laughing at the back, please).
According to Amazon*, here are the 10 bestselling rugby league books (in Britain) published in 2010:
- 1. – Coming Clean, by Terry Newton and Phil Wilkinson (paperback, published 8 Nov 2010)
- 2. – The Gillette Rugby League Yearbook, by Tim Butcher and Daniel Spencer (paperback, published 1 Dec 2010)
- 3. – Longy: Booze, brawls, sex and scandal, by Sean Long (paperback, published 6 Sept 2010)
- 4. – The Wigan Warriors Miscellany, by Ewan Phillips (hardback, published 29 Oct 2010)
- 5. – Simply Rad: The Kris Radlinski Story, by Kris Radlinski (paperback, published 11 Sept 2010)
- 6. – The St Helens Saints Miscellany, by Darren Phillips (hardback, published 1 Nov 2010)
- 7. – Reluctant Hero: The John Holmes Story, by Phil Holmes (paperback, published 30 June 2010)
- 8. – Andrew Johns: The Two of Me, by Andrew Johns and Neil Cadigan (Kindle Edition, published 1 Mar 2010)
- 9. – Border City Blues: the Story of Rugby League in Carlisle, by Alan Tucker (paperback, published 12 Nov 2010)
- 10. – Rugby League in the Sixties: volume 1, by Harry Edgar (paperback, published 17 Nov 2010)
We realise this is a far from perfect exercise. It doesn’t take into account high-street sales from giants such as WHSmith or Waterstone’s, nor does it include figures from heroic independent book shops.
But hopefully it gives us at least some kind of a flavour of what’s been selling well in 2010.
And we’re sure there’s something on this list to keep interested even the most discerning reader until the start of the new season.
* List compiled on January 4, 2011. Sales figures and/or rankings may have since altered.