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...
Tue, 10/09/2013 - 14:17
Ed Miliband lent his support to children's literacy last weekend when he boarded the James Patterson Middle School bus at a street party in London.
The bus, decorated to celebrate James Patterson's Middle School series of books (Arrow), was put to use on Sunday (8th September) at the Dartmouth Park street party as a children...
Wed, 21/08/2013 - 09:30
Hairy Bikers Dave Myers and Si King's new weight-loss tome, The Hairy Dieters: Eat for Life (Weidenfeld), has become the fastest-selling non-fiction book of the year.
The £14.99 paperback publication sold 21,368 copies in its first week...
Wed, 05/06/2013 - 09:40
The hardback edition of Dan Brown's Inferno sold 48,850 copies in the UK last week, remaining the UK's bestselling book by a comfortable margin.
The Robert Langdon thriller, which has now sold 378,510 copies since publication, sold 14,690 copies more than the next bestselling book of the week, Transworld stablemate...
Fri, 22/02/2013 - 08:30
Only one in eight fathers take the lead in reading to their children, according to a new report commissioned by reading charity Booktrust.
Bestselling author James Patterson is backing the charity's campaign to get more men involved with reading to their children, and visited a dads' reading group in Greenwich yesterday...
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 09:00
The growing use of libraries by children and young readers has once again been emphasised by library data, with figures put out by the Public Lending Right (PLR) showing that children's books are being borrowed from libraries in greater numbers.
However, once again James Patterson has emerged as the most borrowed author. His ...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 08:15
Random House India and Cornerstone have acquired the next book in James Patterson's bestselling Private series, written in collaboration with Indian thriller author Ashwin Sanghi, with plans to release the new book in early 2014.
Cornerstone managing director Susan Sandon bought rights to publish the book across the Random House...
Fri, 10/08/2012 - 09:15
Thriller writer James Patterson was the world’s top-earning author in 2011-12 according to Forbes magazine, with the writer earning an estimated $94m from his books in the past year.
Fri, 06/07/2012 - 09:03
Cornerstone thriller writer James Patterson has become only the third author to break the £100m sales barrier in the UK since Nielsen BookScan records began in 1998, taking his place alongside J K Rowling and Jamie Oliver.
Approximately two pence in every £1 spent on a novel has gone towards a copy of a James Patterson...
Tue, 06/03/2012 - 15:57
Book sales soared £1.9m week on week last week, with the children's sector benefitting best from a World Book Day boost. According to Nielsen BookScan data, spending on children's books soared 30% week on week and sales were up 2% on World Book Day week last year.
This year's eight £1 World Book Day...