Wed, 02/10/2013 - 14:10
Sainsbury’s has launched a month-long promotion offering e-books for 99p each.
The promotion will last throughout October.
Many of the featured titles are frontlist books, such as Sophie McKenzie’s Close My Eyes (Simon & Schuster), previously selling on the 'eBooks by Sainsbury's...
Wed, 02/10/2013 - 12:34
Lord Sebastian Coe has been longlisted for the £25,000 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2013 with his autobiography Running My Life (Hodder & Stoughton).
Other titles on the 17-strong William Hill longlist include three from Simon & Schuster—Stillness and Speed: My Story by former...
Wed, 02/10/2013 - 09:45
Sainsbury’s has told The Bookseller it saw “strong sales” in cookbooks in its second quarter. Save With Jamie by Jamie Oliver (Penguin, 29th August) was its top-selling print book for the 16 weeks to 28th September.
In e-books, J K Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown)...
Tue, 01/10/2013 - 14:21
Simon & Schuster has bought world rights in two more novels from Susan Elliot Wright.
The author debuted with Things We Never Said in May 2013, published by Simon & Schuster, which went on to become a fiction bestseller with rights sold in Germany after a "heated auction" to Aufbau. At the time, S&S...
Tue, 01/10/2013 - 10:00
Oneworld has ordered a 12,000- second reprint of The Blunders of our Governments after positive reviews led to it selling out within a week.
The independent publisher originally printed 5,000 copies of the title, written by Sir Ivor Crewe and Anthony King, ahead of its publication on 19th September.
Tue, 01/10/2013 - 09:45
Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and children’s laureate Malorie Blackman are among over 190 authors who have signed a letter criticising education secretary Michael Gove’s policies as leading to “harmful stress” on young people, their parents and their teachers.
The letter has appeared in...
Mon, 30/09/2013 - 15:55
Waterstones has raised over £75,000 for Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund at a charity auction night, with an accapella song performance by author Michael Morpurgo among the prizes on offer.
One hundred and twenty guests attended the dinner at the chain's flagship Piccadilly store last week (25th September), with...
Mon, 30/09/2013 - 12:52
Nottingham publisher Five Leaves is to open a new bookshop in the city.
The outlet will be called The Five Leaves Bookshop and will open in mid-November after a property in the city's Long Row became available unexpectedly.
The bookshop will join the ranks of Nottingham's indie booksellers alongside The Bookcase in...
Mon, 30/09/2013 - 09:49
Amazon has opened a series of small, regional distribution depots in the run up to Christmas under the brand "Amazon Logistics".
The company has opened seven 50,000 sqare foot fulfilment centres around Birmingham, Oxford, Milton Keynes and in and around London in order to provide more "capacity and flexibility" in...
Fri, 27/09/2013 - 09:28
"Independent" global online retailer Wordery launched this week, undercutting existing prices for new releases on Amazon.co.uk by up to 10%.
The direct-to-consumer website is a partnership between book wholesaler Bertrams and former Book Depository IT director Will Jones. The company said...