Wed, 24/08/2011 - 09:31
Dawn French and S J Watson are the most successful debut novelists of the year so far across paperback and hardback, with debut novels generally having a more successful year than 2010.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, Hachette has seven books in the top 10 hardback and paperback debut fiction charts. Headline was its most...
Tue, 02/08/2011 - 15:53
Sophie Kinsella’s sixth Shopaholic instalment, Mini Shopaholic (Black Swan), was comfortably the bestselling book in the UK last week, earning the novelist her ninth Official UK Top 50 number one.
The mass-market novel sold 37,523 copies in its first full week in bookshops and earns publisher Transworld its eighth...
Tue, 26/07/2011 - 15:10
A resurgent Dawn French narrowly beat Sophie Kinsella to the summit of The Official UK Top 50 this week.
The former’s A Tiny Bit Marvellous (Penguin) sold 29,725 copies at UK booksellers last week, just 356 more than Kinsella's Mini Shopaholic (Black Swan). It means French returns to pole position after a...
Tue, 05/07/2011 - 09:44
Penguin and Sainsbury's are to jointly launch a new website to support the Sainsbury's Book Club, launching on 21st July.
The Book Club will run from 7th July 2011 to July 2012. As reported in January, the book club this year features titles exclusively from Penguin, including titles by Lesley Pearse, Charles Brokaw and Dawn...
Tue, 28/06/2011 - 15:11
Dawn French’s A Tiny Bit Marvellous (Penguin), the bestselling hardback début novel of 2010, was the bestselling book in the UK last week, while Lynda La Plante, writing since 1983, scores her first ever Bookseller number one.
The mass-market edition of French's comic novel sold 31,196 copies in its first...
Fri, 17/06/2011 - 10:33
Penguin is organising a national competition for reading groups, in association with The Reading Agency and the Booksellers Association, in which they can win an appearance from Dawn French.
The competition will launch on 25th June, marking the first National Reading Group Day, and run until 31st August.
To enter the...
Fri, 17/09/2010 - 08:18
Dawn French is to launch her first fiction title with Michael Joseph in October, supported by a nationwide TV advertising campaign.
The book, A Tiny Bit Marvellous (28th October, £18.99), was announced to the trade earlier this year by Penguin. French appeared on "Paul O’Grady Live" last weekend to promote...
Mon, 03/05/2010 - 09:51
Publishers are moving away from the “Big Bang” approach for the release of this year’s key Christmas titles, despite the blaze of publicity generated by “Super Thursday” over the past two years.
The previous two Christmas trading campaigns have been kick-started by “Super Thursday”, with a glut...
Wed, 05/11/2008 - 15:28
Amazon.co.uk has identified Dawn French’s Dear Fatty (Century) as a Christmas front-runner after thousands of customers placed the autobiography on their wishlists. Users can browse the wishlists of friends and family on the website for inspiration for Christmas shopping.
Amazon.co.uk’s managing director Brian...