Thu, 08/01/2009 - 15:31
Children’s book sales over Christmas were up by 8.5% or almost £4m according to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data. Sales of the top 100 books were up by 7.4% to £13m in the four weeks to 27th December compared to the same period last year, not including sales of J K Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard...
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 15:04
Publishers are putting increased pressure on the administrators of Entertainment UK as they seek to gain control over the book stock left at the supermarket supplier's depots. But a Publishers Association-led delegation of UK publishers has "reaffirmed" its commitment to continue trading with Bertram/THE as negotiations continue...
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 14:34
Despite a slow start to the festive period independent bookshops experienced a last-minute Christmas shopping rush helping grow December sales. But there was criticism for the "savage" and "ridiculous" discounting used by their larger rivals. Fears over the supply of books caused by the collapse of Bertrams' parent...
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 09:05
Internet retailers Amazon.co.uk and Play.com have both reported strong Christmas trading, led by home entertainment products, particularly sales of DVDs. Both Play.com and Amazon.co.uk reported that the DVD of "Mamma Mia!" was the top selling product, even ahead of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which top both e-tailers'...
Mon, 05/01/2009 - 14:36
Borders US has replaced its chief executive as part of a range of management changes that sees three senior executives leaving the bookseller, two immediately. Borders has also become the first big US bookseller to reveal its Christmas trading, with the retailer reporting that sales over Christmas dropped by 11.7%, with book sales down by 11...
Mon, 05/01/2009 - 08:01
More than 236.9m books were purchased in 2008 at a total value of £1.773bn, down 0.4% and 1.6% respectively on 2007, according to the latest figures from Nielsen BookScan. At £7.49, average selling prices fell by eight pence (1.1%) year-on-year, representing the lowest figure since TCM records began in 2001.
A large reason...
Mon, 05/01/2009 - 05:56
Book retailers are reaping the benefits of what is being termed a post holiday season sales surge following a “frenzy left over from Christmas”.
Retail Traffic Index figures from Synovate Retail Performance found that the day after Boxing Day, Saturday the 27th December, was the busiest shopping day of the year.
Tue, 30/12/2008 - 15:38
J K Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Bloomsbury) has retained top spot to spend a fourth week at the summit of the Official UK Top 50.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, the title sold 77,556 copies through UK retailers during the trading-reduced week ending 27th December. It held off the strong challenge of Dawn...At My Mother's Knee | Bantam Press | Barack Obama | Bloomsbury | Bratz Annual | Canongate | century | Christmas | Dear Fatty | doctor who | Dreams from My Father | Guinness | Guinness World Records | Home | J K Rowling | Jamie Oliver | Jamie's Ministry of Food | Julie Walters | Michael Joseph | Nielsen Bookscan | Paul O'Grady | Pedigree's WWE Annual | Philip Stone | Shoot Annual and Star Wars | Star Wars Annual | That's Another Story | The Tales of Beedle the Bard | Weidenfeld Dawn French
Tue, 30/12/2008 - 13:38
Amazon.com has reported its “best ever” Christmas sales for the fourteenth year in a row – it said on its peak sales day of 15 December, 72.9 items were sold every second.
Both in the US and UK, the best selling book in the Christmas period was The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling.
Wed, 24/12/2008 - 09:03
Despite a 21.7% rise in sales last week, the book market remained behind on last year. In total £82.5m was spent through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market during the seven days to 20th December, up £14.7m on the previous week, but down 13.7% on the comparative week last year, when £95.5m was spent.