Wed, 13/10/2010 - 10:46
Since Jamie Oliver's first cookbook, The Naked Chef, hit the shelves 11 and a half years ago, just shy of £100m (£95.4m to be exact) has been spent on the pukka fellar's tomes in the UK. Put in another way, around 13 pence in every...
Tue, 12/10/2010 - 15:50
Jamie's Oliver's latest cookbook, Jamie's 30-minute Meals (Michael Joseph), has stormed to the top of the bestseller lists thanks to a seven-day sale of 44,370 copies. It is 26th time the TV chef has topped the Official UK Top 50 in the 21st century.
The quick-and-easy cookbook was one of 10 hardback non-fiction...
Mon, 11/10/2010 - 15:48
Spending at UK booksellers reached a 2010 high in the month of September but were nonetheless down on a strong 2009 when Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol smashed records upon hitting the shelves in hardback.
According to Nielsen BookScan, book sales in September were down 3.2% year-on-year in value terms, according to industry...
Tue, 05/10/2010 - 15:28
Lee Child has beaten Jamie Oliver to the top slot as spending hit a 2010 high of £36.1m.
A second wave of books destined for Christmas stockings hit the shelves last week, including celebrity memoirs by the likes of Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue, Lord Alan Sugar, Russell Brand and Sir Michael Caine. But Lee Child took the number one...
Fri, 01/10/2010 - 12:23
Last week was a quiet week for the trade in terms of new releases, but certainly not in terms of sales. Book spend across the seven days to 25th September totalled an cool £32.4m—a 2010 high. £342,000 of it went towards a copy of the Stevie Fry's memoir, which was one again top of the charts.
Sales of Liz Gilbert's Eat...
Tue, 28/09/2010 - 16:25
Stephen Fry has retained top spot in this week's Official UK Top 50, despite a 24% sales decline week-on-week.
His second memoir, The Fry Chronicles (Michael Joseph), sold 28,341 copies in its first full week in bookshops, down from 37,325 copies in its opening week. Lee Child's 14th Jack Reacher thriller, 61 Hours...
Wed, 22/09/2010 - 15:37
Actor, director, TV presenter, comedian, journalist, writer, Norwich F.C. chairman, blogger, Lord of Dance, Prince of Swimwear and all round good egg General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett VC DSO KCB's second set of memoirs hit the shelves last...
Tue, 21/09/2010 - 15:41
British brainbox Stephen Fry's second memoir, The Fry Chronicles (Michael Joseph), which charts the actor, director, presenter (etc)'s rise to superstardom, has débuted straight in at number one in the bestseller lists—following a week when a second wave of books destined for the Christmas charts hit the shelves....
Tue, 21/09/2010 - 14:51
Transworld author Sophie Kinsella has become the latest novelist to sell more than five million copies in the UK, joining fellow chick-lit authors Marian Keyes and Maeve Binchy, as well as the likes of Dan Brown and Terry Pratchett.
Kinsella joins a group of 15 fiction authors to have hit the five million mark since Nielsen BookScan...
Sun, 19/09/2010 - 07:11
Tony Blair's American charm offensive has yielded results, with his memoir becoming the seventh bestselling book on the Non-Fiction BookScan US charts last week.
A Journey, published in the US by Random House imprint Knopf on 1st September, sold 10,668 copies in the week ending 12th September. It has shifted 17,258 copies...