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Simon & Schuster Australia announces 1 million sales of Dr Michael Mosley’s books

Simon & Schuster Australia is thrilled to announce they have sold 1 million copies of Dr Michael Mosley’s books in Australia and New Zealand. The one-millionth copy was sold in December 2020 to Dymocks Melbourne. 

Simon & Schuster Australia began publishing Dr Mosley’s books in 2016 with The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet and have since published nine titles, including three companion recipes books by Dr Mosley’s wife, Dr Clare Bailey. 


Dan Ruffino, Managing Director, Simon & Schuster Australia said: ‘We feel privileged to publish Michael’s and Clare’s groundbreaking books and are proud of the fact they have benefited so many people in Australia and New Zealand. Michael and Clare create the perfect partnership; Michael’s scientifically proven approach to fasting, weight loss and long-term good health is complemented wholly by Clare’s delicious, low-calorie recipes.’ 

Dr Michael Mosley and Dr Clare Bailey celebrate 1 million books sold in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Mosley and Dr Bailey celebrated the milestone at Simon & Schuster’s Sydney office this month. Dr Mosley was in Australia filming a new, three-part SBS TV documentary series Australia’s Health Revolution, which will air in 2021. 


Dr Michael Mosley said: ‘We are delighted by the news that we’ve sold 1 million books down under. Thank you to all the Australian and New Zealand booksellers who continue to support us by championing our books, we are immensely grateful.’  


Dr Mosley’s most popular book is The Fast 800, which has sold more than 186,000 copies through BookScan, making it Australia’s favourite diet. The companion recipe book The Fast 800 Recipe Book by Dr Clare Bailey and Justine Pattison has now sold more than 110,000 copies through BookScan. 


Due to overwhelming popularity and demand, Simon & Schuster Australia is publishing an additional companion cookbook The Fast 800 Easy by Dr Clare Bailey and Justine Pattison on 7 January 2021. 
The Australian and New Zealand edition of The Fast 800 Easy includes 130 super simple recipes to help you through your 800-calorie fasting days, as well as options to adapt meat dishes for vegetarians and easy additions to enable you to feed the whole family.