Tue, 16/06/2009 - 08:13
Bloomsbury Publishing has said that it will "vigorously" defend the claim of plagiarism made against the publisher by the estate of Adrian Jacobs, stating that the allegations that Harry Potter author J K Rowling copied from Jacobs' earlier work were "unfounded, unsubstantiated and untrue". According to Bloomsbury, a...
Mon, 15/06/2009 - 14:30
Bloomsbury Publishing is being sued by the estate of children's writer Adrian Jacobs over claims that J K Rowling "copied" his work in one of her Harry Potter books. The estate is also seeking a court order against Rowling for "pre-action disclosure" in order to determine whether to include her as a defendant.
Tue, 31/03/2009 - 17:03
Sat, 07/02/2009 - 13:01
Thriller-giant James Patterson tops the league of the most borrowed authors in libraries for a second year running in the latest Public Lending Right (PLR) figures, covering the year to June 2008. Patterson maintained his lead with a total of more than 1.5 million library loans, with Jacqueline Wilson, Daisy Meadows and Nora Roberts also...
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, 23/12/2008 - 14:04
With a sale of 159,337 J K Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Bloomsbury) has become the 2008 Christmas number one. Behind Harry Potter, the tight battle between the numerous celebrity memoirs has been won by Dawn French's Dear Fatty (Century), based on sales during the seven days to 20th December.
Thu, 18/12/2008 - 13:29
In writing this week's Leader column for The Bookseller, I asked colleagues to nominate the heroes and villains of 2008. This is a longer version of the column that appears in print: feel free to add to the list using the comments facility below, or vote in our poll on the home page.
Thu, 18/12/2008 - 07:58
J K Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard has been selling at a rate of two copies a second around the world, according to the first international sales figures for the book of fairy tales.
According to the Guardian, the book has sold 2.6m copies worldwide since it was published on 4th December. These sales will...
Thu, 11/12/2008 - 08:22
Independent booksellers have reported disappointing sales of J K Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard since its release last week, and have criticised W H Smith for selling it at a hugely discounted price.
The book, which retails for £6.99 is being sold for 99p at WHS when customers spend over £15, as part of a...
Wed, 10/12/2008 - 08:41
J K Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard is well on the way to becoming this Christmas' top children's title with its initial three-day sales tally reaching almost 368,000. Published on 4th December, booksellers predict that it will continue to be a "steady seller" in the run-up to Christmas.