A book which Alan Jones wrote about himself has jumped into the list of best sellers.

Book retailers are reporting unprecedented sales of the controversial broadcaster’s 350 page autobiography, amid a severe shortage of toilet paper.

“It’s nice to see that excessive toilet paper demand is spilling over into the publishing industry,” says Dymocks Head of Sales, Trish Hall.

“Consumers obviously see the Jones autobiography as a good toilet paper alternative.”

Online book seller Booktopia says it’s noticing a similar trend for the book called ’35 Years of Broadcasting.’

“Our sales for the book have increased 570% over the last three days,” says Booktopia’s Bryce Temple.

“It’s one of the larger books on the market, so at $29.95 a copy, it’s value shopping.”