Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:35
World Book Day titles dominated the top of last week's UK Official Top 50, nabbing the first eight spots, and with all 10 WBD books in the top 12.
David Melling's Hello Hugless Douglas (Hodder Children's) claimed the top spot with sales of 47,130 copies, down 17% on last year's top selling title in WBD...
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 09:00
Cornerstone has launched Missing, a “global online interactive adventure” for fans of James Patterson.
The project will see Patterson go “missing”, with the 3.9 million fans on his Facebook page asked to solve clues to his whereabouts with the help of some...
Thu, 20/02/2014 - 12:10
US author James Patterson has followed through on his promise to donate $1m to US independent bookstores, choosing an initial 55 recipients.
A total of $267,000 (£160,000) has been handed out in grants which range from $2,000 to $15,000....
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 09:30
Two Lee Child novels were the most borrowed books of the year from UK libraries in 2012-13, while Hilary Mantel and J K Rowling also saw books fly into the top 10, in the annual UK book lending figures released by the Public Lending Right.
But for the seventh year running, it is James Patterson who is the most borrowed author from UK...
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 16:12
Despite missing out on the overall prize in the Costa Book Awards, Kate Atkinson's Life After Life (Black Swan) has retained the top spot in UK's Official Top 50 shifting 31,678 units and outselling the second-placed book, James Patterson...
Wed, 29/01/2014 - 09:20
E-books by Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Penguin Random House to give away “millions” of free copies of Jacqueline Wilson and James Patterson e-books, in a promotion planned to last two years.
The supermarket's e-book arm is offering children the opportunity to download a free copy of Wilson’s Tracy...
Fri, 17/01/2014 - 09:30
Big-brand authors have grabbed their smallest share of the print books market in five years, as digital migration continues to reshape publishing. The Bookseller’s look at 2013 author performance (see Review of the Year, pp20–25) based on Nielsen BookScan data, also shows that backlist titles have outperformed frontlist...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 08:30
James Patterson has scored a rare chart double, helping his publisher, Penguin Random House, secure number ones across all of The Bookseller’s major bestseller lists.
The mass-market edition of the publishing juggernaut’s 20th Alex Cross thriller, Alex Cross, Run (Arrow), was the bestselling book in the...
Wed, 08/01/2014 - 10:00
Jodi Picoult has become the first writer to top the official UK Top 50 in 2014. The mass-market edition of the American novelist's 21st novel, The Storyteller (Hodder), sold 18,814 copies in the UK last week - a lead of more than 4,000 over the next bestselling book of the week, James Patterson's Alex Cross, Run (...
Tue, 17/09/2013 - 09:00
Author James Patterson has pledged to give $1m of his own money to independent bookshops in the US.
Patterson appeared on CBS "This Morning" to discuss his plans to improve literacy and said it was...