Ella Mills, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Deliciously Ella, has been awarded a Specsavers Silver Bestseller Award powered by Nielsen, for her debut cookbook, Deliciously Ella, which has now sold over a quarter of a million copies in the UK.

The awards celebrate the most successful books in Britain based on actual sales measured by Nielsen Book.

Ultimate accolade

Mills was handed the award at a ceremony at the Hachette offices in central London, on an occasion to mark the huge success of Deliciously Ella, first published in 2015 by Yellow Kite, as one of the fastest-selling debut cookbooks since Nielsen Book records began in 1998.


Dame Mary Perkins, co-founder of Specsavers, said: ‘The healthy eating phenomenon is well and truly sweeping the country and Deliciously Ella is a firm favourite in our offices. Achieving such a significant amount of sales for a debut book is a real testament to Ella’s hard work, passion and commitment to her field. It’s a pleasure to be able to present her with this well-deserved award.’

Andre Breedt, Managing Director of Nielsen Book, said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to recognise this astonishing sale – 250,000 copies – of Ella’s first healthy eating cookbook, a title that has played a key part in the resurgence we’ve seen in the genre over the past few years.’

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