Thu, 06/03/2014 - 09:30
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) has topped a poll to find the most life-changing books for teenagers.
The Writes of Passage poll was undertaken by the organisers of today's World Book Day (6th March), to find the books that most inspired and changed the lives of teenaged readers.
Thu, 16/01/2014 - 09:30
Bloomsbury had a strong Christmas, with cookbook sales contributing to a 20% rise in turnover year on year.
The publisher released an interim management statement today (16th January) for the four months ending 31st December 2013, revealing a 15% rise in digital turnover for the period, driven by growth in the US. However, the...
Fri, 20/12/2013 - 11:42
J K Rowling is to collaborate on a new stage play about Harry Potter's life before he went to Hogwarts, set for development in 2014.
The author will be a co-producer and collaborate with a writer on the play although she will not write the script herself. The production will be steered by London and New York producers Colin...
Mon, 25/11/2013 - 10:46
J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Bloomsbury) has received the most votes in a Booktrust poll of the nation’s favourite children’s books.
The first book in the Harry Potter series beat The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) and came ahead of perennial favourites...
Fri, 13/09/2013 - 09:10
J K Rowling will write a new film based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, one of her Comic Relief Harry Potter universe titles.
The author will write the script for the Warner Brothers film, billed as the first in a new series.
The book is a guide to wizarding creatures by "Newt Scamander", written...
Tue, 27/08/2013 - 16:18
Harry Potter e-books have been released in a new range of languages through the Pottermore store.
The J K Rowling novels are now available in Danish, Dutch, Polish, European and Brazilian Portuguese, and Swedish.
Previously, the digital versions of the books were available in English (as both UK and US editions), French,...
Mon, 22/07/2013 - 08:00
Japanese publishing giant Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) will open an e-book store with 300 titles for pre-school and young readers for the Nintendo 3DS platform.
The e-books will be available for purchase through the free Honto app this autumn, and will retail between ¥700 and ¥2,000 (£4.65 and £13.30). The launch...
Mon, 15/07/2013 - 09:00
Customers have been flocking to bookshops in search of the new J K Rowling, following her unmasking as the author of The Cuckoo's Calling, published under pen name Robert Galbraith.
Little, Brown's David Shelley confirmed to The Bookseller that the publisher had ordered an "immediate reprint" with...
Fri, 28/06/2013 - 09:10
Bloomsbury has chosen colourful woodcut designs for a repackage of the Harry Potter adult editions.
Artist Andrew Davidson, who was commissioned to produce the illustrations, said they were intended “to feel as if they had come from the pages of an old book, taken from the library at Hogwarts".
The jackets for the...
Fri, 14/06/2013 - 09:25
Pottermore is to unveil a new design for the Harry Potter virtual world in the summer as it seeks to broaden both the user base and its publishing business. The company has also now formally launched a separate offshoot CreateMore that has been working with established brands such as the Beano and Guinness World Records over their digital...