Wed, 24/04/2013 - 09:30
Printed book sales fell below the £20m market last week, for the first time in almost 11 years.
Nielsen BookScan data reveals £19.995m was spent on printed books in the UK in the seven days to 20th April—the lowest level since the week ending 22nd June 2002. The size of the market fell 8% (£1.7m) on the...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 16:16
Sales of printed books jumped more than £1m last week, after the value of the market hit a 2013 low the previous week. Official statistics from book sales monitors Nielsen BookScan reveal £21.7m was spent on physical books in the UK in the seven-day period ending 13th April—up 5.3% (£1.1m) on the previous week....
Fri, 05/04/2013 - 09:34
Penguin division Michael Joseph has launched a major marketing campaign to support the paperback publication of the latest Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close.
It is inviting people to share happy memories, or “Marian Moments” on Twitter using the hashtag #marianmoment, which will be supported by...
Fri, 17/08/2012 - 08:15
Michael Joseph is launching a digital campaign to support publication of The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes, with the release of an e-book-only short guide to the Walsh family, central characters in Keyes' novels.
The e-book short, Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family by Marian Keyes will be...
Fri, 15/06/2012 - 08:10
The new novel from bestselling novelist Marian Keyes, The Mystery of Mercy Close, is being published with a more streamlined, illustrative look, with Michael Joseph and Random House working together to reissue all of her backlist with an updated livery too.
The Mystery of Mercy Close, Keyes’ first novel in...
Fri, 23/09/2011 - 10:15
A squeeze on consumer spending in supermarkets and the migration to digital are being blamed for the spectacular falls in sales suffered by many of the UK’s biggest commercial women’s novelists in 2011
Sales of the most recent mass-market novels by the likes of Marian Keyes, Jodi Picoult, Veronica Henry, Catherine Alliott...
Fri, 23/09/2011 - 10:05
Marian Keyes is writing a cookery title for Michael Joseph, as the imprint ramps up its spring food publishing list next year by releasing one title every month during the first half of 2012.
The Penguin imprint has also bought the first title from a new cookery brand that the publisher is as excited about as when it first bought...
Tue, 24/05/2011 - 15:55
Kate McCann's Madeleine (Bantam Press) was comfortably the bestselling book at UK booksellers for the second week running, selling 63,909 copies in its first full week on sale.
It brings total sales of the hardback edition of the memoir to 136,455 copies. Only three non-fiction titles have sold more copies in their first...
Wed, 13/01/2010 - 09:29
The 100 bestselling paperbacks published in 2009 accounted for 7.6% of all book sales last year, and took just over £84m through UK book retailer tills, according to Nielsen BookScan data. But this was down on last year's figures when the "hot 100" brought in sales of £97.5m.
Fiction was the dominant genre...
Tue, 12/01/2010 - 07:50
Transworld saw the most entries in the Hot 100 paperbacks of 2009, BookScan figures have revealed. A total of 16 different titles published by Transworld in paperback during 2009 - written by 13 different authors - took more than £13.3m through UK book retailer tills last year.
Transworld imprint Black Swan was home to six of these...