Wed, 20/03/2013 - 09:30
Printed book sales in the UK slipped back last week, despite a number of new novels by some of the biggest names in fiction hitting bookshop shelves.
Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data reveals £21.9m was spent in the seven days to 16th March—down 13.4% (£3.4m) on a bumper previous week when spending hit a...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:24
Pan Macmillan has declined to comment on the details of a Sunday Times article that reported the publisher is set to pay author Jeffrey Archer an extra £5m after high sales for titles in his latest five-book series, The Clifton Chronicles.
In an article in the national yesterday (10th March), arts editor Richard Brooks...
Tue, 29/01/2013 - 06:30
Curtis Brown has teamed up with Kobo to launch a short story competition, to be judged by author Jeffrey Archer.
The finalists for the Jeffrey Archer Short Story Prize, set up by Curtis Brown Creative, the agency’s creative writing division, will be revealed at the London Book Fair on 15th April, with the winner announced on...
Mon, 30/07/2012 - 15:02
Bestselling authors Jeffrey Archer and David Baldacci are the latest to be given the 20p treatment as e-book sellers continue to promote low prices.
Both Sony and Amazon are now offering Archer’s Only Time Will Tell and Baldacci’s Zero Day for 20p (both Macmillan) alongside eight other titles at the...
Tue, 11/10/2011 - 08:50
Book sales remained “tough” in September according to the British Retail Consortium, which reported total retail sales were up by 2.5% against September last year.
The BRC said UK retail sales values were 0.3% higher on a like-for-like basis from September 2010, when sales had risen 0.5%. On a total basis, though, sales...
Tue, 27/09/2011 - 15:27
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's controversial memoir failed to make the charts after three days on sale, as printed books continue their September struggle.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, sales were down 9% year-on-year. In total, £29.5m was spent on physical books at UK booksellers last week, up 3.2% (£900,000...
Mon, 07/12/2009 - 08:04
Pan Macmillan has confirmed that Jeffrey Archer is to write a five novel saga spanning a century in the lives of a Bristol family. But fiction publisher Jeremy Trevathan said that the £18m advance reported in the Sunday Times yesterday (6th December) had "no basis in truth".
Trevathan declined to comment further...
Mon, 15/06/2009 - 05:15
Jeffrey Archer has rewritten Kane and Abel his most successful and famous novel, reports the Telegraph. The revised novel is to be published by Macmilan.
According to the piece, it took Archer 500 hours more than nine months to rework the text. He told the Daily Telegraph: "I just decided, having reread it, that I...
Thu, 16/08/2007 - 11:10
Jeffrey Archer is to take his second literary stab at prison life next spring, with a new novel about a murder trial at the Old Bailey.
Prisoner of Birth tells the story of two men from very different backgrounds whose lives cross when one is accused of murder and the other becomes the chief witness at his trial. The book is...
Wed, 21/03/2007 - 07:17
A rather unlikely successor to Jorge Luis Borges and Nikos Kazantzakis, Jeffrey Archer is today publishing his radical re-telling of the story of Judas Iscariot, The Gospel According to Judas, according to the Guardian.
"The book is being launched today in Rome, with simultaneous publication around the world in eight languages, and...