Tue, 28/08/2012 - 09:20
Guinness World Records is to publish a free e-book alongside its print edition this autumn, including the records broken at the 2012 Olympics.
Editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said: “We always have the issue in an Olympic year that the print edition goes to press before the Games. With the Olympics in London, there...
Wed, 22/08/2012 - 09:00
Eight of the top 10 bestselling novels in the UK last week were works of erotica, with E L James' iron grip over the market continuing.
Although sales of James' Fifty Shades trilogy fell by more than a quarter week-on-week last week, the three books in her trilogy secure positions one-through-three in the Official UK Top 50 by...
Thu, 16/08/2012 - 11:51
Carlton Books is the latest publisher to jump on the two-wheeled bandwagon, signing a biography of Olympic and Tour de France cycling hero, Bradley Wiggins.
Sports editor Jim Greenhough bought world rights in the title, Bradley Wiggins: The Story of Britain's Greatest-Ever Cyclist, directly from the author, the Press...
Wed, 15/08/2012 - 08:56
Sport was one of few sectors of the book market to enjoy a significant sales boost during the London 2012 Olympic Games, with sales through Nielsen BookScan's top 5,000 bestseller list up 25% year on year in volume terms over the fortnight.
According to BookScan, 15 sport titles sold more than 1,000 copies in the two weeks to 11th...
Tue, 14/08/2012 - 16:06
Printed book sales in the UK slumped 7% (£1.8m) to £24.5m week on week in the second week of the London 2012 Olympic Games, with sales down 8% (£2.1m) on the same week last year, Nielsen BookScan data reveals.
High street bookshops found trading most difficult, BookScan data suggests, with sales through its General...
Fri, 10/08/2012 - 12:10
Retailers say sport could play a major part in the Christmas market, as publishers hasten to sign new Olympic book deals and race out updated titles, given the massive popular response to the London 2012 Games.
Yellow Jersey’s sign-up of a new autobiography from cycling champion Bradley Wiggins, Bradley Wiggins: My Time...
Tue, 07/08/2012 - 10:00
General retail sales values were up 0.1% like-for-like in July but shops in central London continue to report a slow August as people avoid the area during the Olympics.
Waterstones reported that “central London is generally quiet” and independents like Vivian Archer’s Newham Bookshop in East London nearby to the...
Mon, 06/08/2012 - 07:55
London booksellers say trade has continued slow as the predicted Olympic boost fails to materialise.
Miriam Robinson, head of marketing at Foyle's, said: "It is not the second Christmas that some were hoping for. We definitely saw an uplift in activity in the second half of this week but we had a quiet last...
Tue, 31/07/2012 - 15:45
Retailers have spoken of “dead” high streets in London as shoppers avoid the West End because of the Olympics.
Before the Games booksellers were undecided whether the event – bringing thousands new people into the capital – would mean a boost in book sales or a decline. However many are now reporting a...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 09:26
Sales of London-themed Olympic 2012 books shot up 21% last week, as booksellers reported a “building buzz” around London.
Rebecca Hart, manager of Foyles Westfield Stratford branch, said a “host of new people” were coming into the shop, from Olympic Stadium workers, security and army personnel to coaches and...