Mon, 18/03/2013 - 14:29
Little, Brown will be releasing J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy in paperback format worldwide on 18th July.
Rowling's first book for adults was released in hardback on 27th September last year, with a striking red and gold cover.
The paperback design is very different, depicting a church spire and house...
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 15:27
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) is to be adapted into a television series for the BBC.
BBC One and BBC Drama have commissioned the exclusive adaptation from agency The Blair Partnership. The series will be produced through an independent production company operated by Neil Blair on behalf of TBP, and...
Tue, 20/11/2012 - 13:49
J K Rowling has been overlooked in the nominations for the Literary Review’s Bad Sex award.
Despite attracting headlines for the graphic content of her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown), the book has not made the eight-strong list.
The titles currently under consideration are The...
Tue, 13/11/2012 - 09:15
The publication of J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy and e-book sales growth helped Hachette UK record a "stand-out month" in September, leading to strong third-quarter sales at the publishing business.
Hachette's parent company Lagardere reported a marginal drop in net sales in its third quarter results to...
Tue, 09/10/2012 - 15:43
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) has retained pole position in the bestseller charts. The novel, her first for adult audiences, sold 69,604 copies in the seven days to 6th October—down 44% from her first-week sale of 124,600 copies, but comfortably ahead of the second bestselling book of the week, Jamie...
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 08:20
J K Rowling's next published work is likely to be for children younger than the readers of her Harry Potter series, with the author saying she has written two children's books that are "nearly done", as well as another adult novel that "isn't too far off".
Wed, 03/10/2012 - 15:30
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) has topped the US charts in its first week of sales, shifting 154,720 physical copies in four days through Nielsen BookScan US.
The Casual Vacancy rung up by far the most sales in a single week for a US fiction adult hardback in 2012, almost doubling the 83,760...
Fri, 28/09/2012 - 15:52
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy has become "the fastest-selling book in the UK in three years", according to its publisher, Little, Brown, with Waterstones reporting it had been the biggest selling title for the chain yesterday (27th September).
Little, Brown declined to reveal first-day sales figures, but said...
Thu, 27/09/2012 - 09:40
First, this is not Harry Potter. Those hoping for a dusting of Dumbledore, a sprinkling of Snape, or even a hint of a Horcrux, will be disappointed. Instead this is a closely examined portrayal of a typical - perhaps mythical - English village, and the consequences that follow on from the death of local councillor Barry Fairbrother....
Mon, 24/09/2012 - 08:42
J K Rowling chose Little, Brown publisher David Shelley to publish The Casual Vacancy "without him knowing" she had written another book and because she wanted to avoid a publishing auction, Rowling has said in her first interview (the...