Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel

Tomorrow is the Women’s Prize for Fiction awards ceremony and has revealed that British authors Kate Atkinson and Hilary Mantel are at the top of the Kindle store list of nominations which was based on the sales since the shortlist was announced back in the middle of April.


Kate Atkinson’s ‘Life After Life’ and Hilary Mantel’s ‘Bring Up the Bodies’ have totalled at 78% of the total Kindle book sales of the Women’s Prize for Fiction nominees.


We, however cannot get complacent yet, as US author Barbara Kingsolver’s novel ‘Flight Behaviour’ has seen the greatest increase in sales of all six titles since the shortlist was announced. The novel saw a 335% uplift in sales in the Kindle Store at  Reviews from Kindle customers are describing it as ‘her best yet’ and ‘a must read’.


“Winning an award like the ‘Women’s Prize for Fiction’ propels authors towards the top of our bestseller chart,” said Jorrit Van der Meulen, VP Kindle, Amazon EU. "It looks like customers are backing Kate Atkinson as the favourite to win this year, however customers who want to wait and buy the winning book can download their copy in less than 60 seconds from the Kindle store.”


Bestselling Women’s Prize for Fiction nominated books in the Kindle Store at since shortlist announcement (listed in bestselling order):


‘Life After Life’ by Kate Atkinson

‘Bring Up the Bodies’ by Hilary Mantel

  1. ‘NW’ by Zadie Smith
  2. ‘Where'd You Go Bernadette’ by Maria Semple
  3. ‘May We Be Forgiven’ by A. M. Homes
  4. ‘Flight Behaviour’ by Barbara Kingsolver


Kate Atkinson’s ‘Life After Life’ is centred on a woman who endures many of the worst events of the 20th Century.


Hilary Mantel’s ‘Bring Up the Bodies’ is a historical novel set in 1535, which focuses on one of the most frightening moments in our history. 


Barbara Kingsolver’s novel ‘Flight Behaviour’ delves into subjects such as class, poverty and climate change.


All six books on the Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist are available to buy in the Kindle Store at As with all Kindle books, they are “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” – with the free Kindle app available on the largest number of platforms so customers can use their Kindle books on any of their devices.


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