Wed, 26/01/2011 - 10:03
Poet Jo Shapcott was the surprise winner of the Costa Book of the Year last night (25th January) for her “special, original, compassionate” collection Of Mutability (Faber).
It is the second year in a row that poetry has scooped the £30,000 award, after Christopher Reid won last year for his collection A Scattering (...
Wed, 20/01/2010 - 09:13
The launch of "The TV Book Club" on More 4 and Channel 4 this week attracted an "incredibly upmarket" audience "in line" with expectations according to the channel, while the 10 selected titles have continued to see an uplift in sales.
The two shows drew an average audience of just under 350,000. The More4...
Thu, 29/10/2009 - 06:03
Televised "costume dramas" are still having a major impact on book sales despite apparent waning interest from viewers.
The Independent (22nd October) ran a piece entitled, "Has the costume drama had its day?" sparked by the recent lacklustre reception of the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma...
Thu, 09/07/2009 - 12:05
The "Richard & Judy" Book Club finally came to an end last week (3rd July), with mixed figures for the final series of eight Summer Reads titles.
From the first transmission of the series on 13th May, which launched with Julian Fellowes' Past Imperfect (Phoenix), the overall series sales were 338,834 to date,...