Tue, 23/10/2012 - 07:30
Literary events organiser Book Slam is releasing its second book of short stories, with contributions from writers such as David Nicholls, Chris Cleave, and Marina Lewycka.
All of the 12 writers are alumni of Book Slam live events, and there will be three launch events featuring different authors held at the end of November....
Mon, 30/01/2012 - 08:15
Despite another sterling year for Jamie Oliver, Britain's bestselling authors generated their smallest amount of revenue through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market in five years last year, a result of the drop in the celebrity sector and continued migration to digital.
In The Bookseller's...
Tue, 11/10/2011 - 08:50
Book sales remained “tough” in September according to the British Retail Consortium, which reported total retail sales were up by 2.5% against September last year.
The BRC said UK retail sales values were 0.3% higher on a like-for-like basis from September 2010, when sales had risen 0.5%. On a total basis, though, sales...
Thu, 06/10/2011 - 09:00
Printed book sales in September rose by 10% on August, but were down 10% on last year, Nielsen BookScan data reveals. In total, £118.4m was spent on physical books in the four weeks to 1st October, an increase of £11m on August, but a decline of £14m on September 2010.
According to an analysis of BookScan TCM Top 5,...
Thu, 29/09/2011 - 09:50
Printed book sales in 2011 have passed the £1bn mark two weeks later than in 2010 with David Nicholls' One Day the biggest selling book of the year to date.
In total, £29.5m was spent at UK booksellers in the week ending 24th September, bringing the 2011 total to £1.008bn. However, the figure is down 5....
Wed, 31/08/2011 - 15:20
David Nicholls' One Day (Hodder) has broken the record for the biggest ever weekly sale from an adult-readership novel in the month of August.
Across all print editions, One Day sold 92,336 copies at UK booksellers in the seven days to 27th August, beating the previous record, set by Dan Brown's The Lost...
Tue, 23/08/2011 - 15:22
David Nicholls' One Day (Hodder), the adaptation of which hits cinemas later this week, was comfortably the bestselling book at UK booksellers last week.
The novel, first published in 2009, sold 60,410 copies across all printed editions at UK booksellers last week, outselling the next most popular book, Lee Child's...
Thu, 18/08/2011 - 15:01
Hodder has today (18th August) released an enhanced film tie-in e-book of David Nicholls' One Day, titled One Day Plus.
The e-book is priced £5.49 and features footage from Nicholls' appearance at the iTunes Festival this July, where he was in conversation with BBC 6 Music presenter Matt Everitt. He...
Tue, 16/08/2011 - 16:30
Spending on printed books slumped £1.1m last week, as the UK riots caused retailers to shut stores early and the public to avoid the high street.
Although bookshops remained largely unscathed during the rioting, spending slumped by 4% on the previous week, to £26.6m, and was down 9% (£2.6.m) on the same week last...
Thu, 24/02/2011 - 09:42
Final preparations are underway for a medley of events planned to celebrate World Book Night, with independent and national retailers planning to host author readings, quizzes and book swaps.
On 5th March, 20,000 participants will give away one million books, from 25 selected titles, to members of the public in order to encourage...