Turn The Page Best Sellers – April 2024

Hello everyone and welcome to another Friday.

As many of you know, Beyond The Vale’s sister business which I also run is called Turn The Page Distribution, we help get your books into the big chain bookshops like Exclusive, Bargain and Wordsworth as well as some of the smaller independent book shops like Clarkes in Long Street, Cape Town.

Here are the top sellers for April, congratulations to all!


So here are the top sellers for April – Fiction:

Fiction number 3:

Mitchell Luthi – Pilgrim:

A dark fantasy/horror set in 12th century Jerusalem:

Fiction number 2:

Veena Pillay – A Bend in the Road

A gritty coming of age story with a dark mystery

Fiction number 1:

Bilquees Hassan – Samoosas and Sundays

Congratulations Bilquees, your feel good comedy romance about an Indian girl from Pretoria was our top fiction seller in April 2024.

Now, let’s move onto our top 3 sellers for non-fiction

Non-fiction number 3:

Sarah Bullen and Kate Emmerson – Write Your Book in 100 days

The title says it all, a guide to writing your book in 100 days.

Non-fiction number 2:

Tshegofatso Tiyani Sephula – Mental Decay

A true story of a hidden battle and a life nearly lost because of mental disorders.

Non-fiction number 1:

Congratulations go to:

Bafedile Bopape – A Government on Life Support

For the second month in a row, A Government on Life Support is our top non-fiction seller. 24 years spent a senior management level in the Government have given Bafedile first hand experience in the workings of Government

And finally, to our children’s/young adult chart.

In at number 3:

Raquel Paiva – Wolf Soul

Transformed into a werewolf against his will, Luvinus must now challenge his pack.

At number 2:

Sharon Ray – Adventures in Sausage Tree Farm

It’s a one place raise from last month’s number 3. A fully illustrated book about the heritage of rural South Africa

And congratulations to this month’s number 1 selling children’s/young adult book

Sharon Ray – Saved by the Ground Hornbills

Book 3 in the Sausage Tree Farm series of books. How can these odd-looking birds save the day?

That’s it for this week, folks. If you’d like more information, drop me an email on info@beyondthevalepublishing.com or click on the link here.

Charts compiled based on sales through to physical bookstores and online through Turn The Page Distribution.