Wed, 24/04/2013 - 09:30
Printed book sales fell below the £20m market last week, for the first time in almost 11 years.
Nielsen BookScan data reveals £19.995m was spent on printed books in the UK in the seven days to 20th April—the lowest level since the week ending 22nd June 2002. The size of the market fell 8% (£1.7m) on the...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 13:59
HarperCollins has confirmed it has had talks on publishing a book from Oscar-winning singer Adele.
The publisher said it would "love" to publish a memoir from the 24-year-old singer, who has won nine Grammies, four Brit Awards and an Oscar for performing the theme tune to James Bond film "Skyfall".
Wed, 10/04/2013 - 08:30
Headline has acquired the autobiography of Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh, and will be publishing the star's story this autumn.
Walsh is the second member of the leading girl band to tell her story, following Cheryl Cole, whose Cheryl: My Story (Harper) was a Christmas bestseller. A collective autobiography from the...
Tue, 23/10/2012 - 15:56
Singer Cheryl Cole, who rose to fame on ITV's "Popstars: The Rivals", has topped the official UK book charts.
Her latest single, "Under the Sun", only peaked at number 13 in the official UK music chart, but thanks to a sale of 27,678 copies in the week ending 20th October, Cole's memoir, My Story...
Fri, 06/07/2012 - 14:23
HarperCollins has bought world rights to the autobiography of singer Cheryl Cole and will publish on 11th October.
Harper Non-Fiction publisher Carole Tonkinson, who acquired the book from WME, called Cole "the nation's sweetheart."
Tonkinson said: "Cheryl’s an amazing woman...
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 08:18
Non-fiction publishers are battling it out for this autumn's blockbusters, with editors confident the celebrity market will bounce back, despite having their "fingers burnt" last year.
However Eugenie Furniss, head of books at WME, which represents Cheryl Cole for her live tour bookings, strongly denied talk that a...
Thu, 07/10/2010 - 10:01
Do you know how many HBs were officially released in the UK last Thursday? About 530. Six times the daily average. Oh to be a bookseller, trying to find space for all those. But despite the fact that included within the 530 were celebrity memoirs from the likes of Lord Sugar, Ryan Giggs, Cheryl, Dannii, and Sir Maurice Micklewhite, it was Lee...
Mon, 29/03/2010 - 08:23
Transworld has bought the rights to the first official Cheryl Cole book, My World, to be published on 30th September. Editorial director Sarah Emsley bought world rights from literary agent Pat Lomax at Bell Lomax Moreton.
Emsley said: "Last year Cheryl Cole had a number one single, a number one album and was a judge on the...
Tue, 03/02/2009 - 16:57
So, Cheryl Cole is to write a series of ‘chick-lit’ novels . . . Ms Cole is gorgeous and talented . . . as a singer and celebrity. But can she hack it as a novelist? Does she actually know what it entails? Where’s her track record of being able to write 100,000+ words of original fiction? And hold on . . . isn...