Jacqueline Wilson

11th February 2005 at 00:00
Jacqueline Wilson, who next week celebrates 20 million sales of her books, remains the most borrowed author in public libraries. With more than two million loans between July 2003 and June 2004, she is ahead of adult readers' top fiction choices Danielle Steel and Josephine Cox. The closest competitors among children's authors on the "most borrowed" chart are Mick Inkpen and Janet and Allan Ahlberg. JK Rowling is not among the top 20 most borrowed authors, but Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the most borrowed title.

The ratings come from figures released today by Public Lending Right, which makes payments to authors for public library loans of their books (at 5.26p a time up to a maximum of pound;6,000). In 2003-04, 18,826 authors shared Pounds 6.55 million; the figure is expected to rise to pound;7.4 million for 2005-06.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now