Tue, 09/04/2013 - 16:25
Printed book sales in the UK fell by more than 15% last week, as the established post-Easter sales slump hit booksellers. Nielsen BookScan data reveals spending on physical books totalled £20.6m in the seven-day period ending 6th April—the lowest weekly level since May last year.
Sales were down 15.4% (£3.8m) on the...
Thu, 20/12/2012 - 10:28
Jeff Kinney's latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid adventure, The Third Wheel (Amulet), has been crowned the US Christmas number one, topping the final official Nielsen BookScan US bestseller chart to be published before Christmas Day.
The hardback novel, which follows Greg Heffley's attempts to find a date for his...
Tue, 11/12/2012 - 16:07
Jamie Oliver has retained pole position at the top of the official book charts and has increased his lead over his nearest rivals in the race to be crowned the book trade's Christmas number one.
Sales of Jamie's 15-minute Meals (Michael Joseph) totalled 94,501 copies in the UK last week, up 37% on the previous week,...
Tue, 27/11/2012 - 16:06
Jeff Kinney's new Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel, The Third Wheel (Puffin), has proved the bestselling book in the UK for a second week. The hardback children's novel sold 62,024 copies at UK booksellers in a tough week for the trade. Despite total sales of printed books jumping 8.2% (£2.8m) week on week, sales were down 9....
Tue, 20/11/2012 - 16:15
Jeff Kinney's seventh Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel, The Third Wheel (Puffin), has become one of the fastest-selling children's books since official sales records began.
The hardback children's title, which recounts Greg Heffley's attempts to secure a date for his school's Valentine's Day dance, sold 91,...
Tue, 16/10/2012 - 08:30
Puffin is releasing the first six Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney as e-books for the first time on 30th October, building up to the simultaneous e-book and hardback release of the seventh title, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel on 14th November.
As part of the series branding in e-book form, the books will carry their own...
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 07:00
The seventh book by Jeff Kinney in the bestselling Wimpy Kid series will be called Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, and will have a chocolate brown cover.
The title will be published on 14th November, with Puffin reporting UK sales of the series so far as close to four million copies.
Puffin said it will invest...
Tue, 22/11/2011 - 16:00
Jeff Kinney’s sixth Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel, Cabin Fever, was comfortably the bestselling book in the UK last week, selling an impressive 81,656 copies in its first four days on bookshop shelves.
It is publisher Puffin’s biggest weekly sale since records began, while the book’s 500,000-copy initial print...
Tue, 03/05/2011 - 15:10
Puffin has revealed that a new Wimpy Kid book, the sixth in Jeff Kinney's series, will be published globally in the autumn. Exact publication date and the title of the book are not yet available and content will be embargoed until publication.
The new story will have a winter theme as the Heffley family find themselves snowed in...
Wed, 12/11/2008 - 15:40
Puffin has acquired the next three books in the US bestselling series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney. The publisher has already published the first book, which is to be made into a film by 20th Century Fox. The film company has launched a nationwide open casting call for a 10 to 14-year-old to star as the hero, Greg Heffley. US...