Tue, 25/02/2014 - 08:40
Former Waterstones' non-fiction range buyer John Lewis and school librarian Anna James [pictured] are to join The Bookseller. Lewis joins next week as charts and data analyst; James joins in March as books and media editor working across The Bookseller and We Love This Book.
Lewis, a 10-year veteran of...
Wed, 05/02/2014 - 09:00
Kate Atkinson MBE has scored her third consecutive Official UK Top 50 number one. The mass-market edition of her Life After Life (Black Swan), which won the 2013 Costa Best Novel award, sold 29,091 copies in the UK last week - the biggest weekly sale from a book this year.
Life After Life sold two-and-a-half times as...
Wed, 29/01/2014 - 10:55
Peter Robinson has claimed his first ever Official UK Top 50 number one. The mass-market edition of the Yorkshire-born writer’s 21st DCI Banks thriller, Children of the Revolution (Hodder), sold 15,628 copies in the UK last week—a lead of 4,600 copies over the second bestselling book of the week, Eric Lomax’s ...
Fri, 24/01/2014 - 09:30
After several years of triple-digit sales rises, the rate of e-book growth has slowed considerably for Britain’s top publishers. The e-book sales for 2013—collated by The Bookseller from figures supplied by publishers—for the top five trade players was 42.3 million units. This is a rise of 18% year on year (up 6.4...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 08:30
James Patterson has scored a rare chart double, helping his publisher, Penguin Random House, secure number ones across all of The Bookseller’s major bestseller lists.
The mass-market edition of the publishing juggernaut’s 20th Alex Cross thriller, Alex Cross, Run (Arrow), was the bestselling book in the...
Wed, 08/01/2014 - 10:00
Jodi Picoult has become the first writer to top the official UK Top 50 in 2014. The mass-market edition of the American novelist's 21st novel, The Storyteller (Hodder), sold 18,814 copies in the UK last week - a lead of more than 4,000 over the next bestselling book of the week, James Patterson's Alex Cross, Run (...
Mon, 06/01/2014 - 09:15
The value of the printed book market fell by £98m in 2013, Nielsen BookScan data reveals.
A total of £1.416bn was spent on printed books in the 52-week period ending 28th December - down 6.5% versus 2012. Volume sales fell a sharper 9.8% (18.2m), to 183.9m, while average selling prices grew 2.8%, or 21p year on year, to...
Tue, 31/12/2013 - 14:20
Sir Alex Ferguson's My Autobiography (Hodder & Stoughton) has retained pole position in the UK book charts for a sixth consecutive week and its eighth week in total.
The £25 hardback proved the bestselling book in the week of Christmas, selling 52,553 copies - a lead of more than 20,000 over the next most...
Tue, 24/12/2013 - 13:24
Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed the coveted book-trade Christmas Number One spot. His record-breaking memoir My Autobiography (Hodder & Stoughton) sold 103,378 copies in the week ending 21st December - up 30% week on week and more...
Mon, 23/12/2013 - 15:11
Top-selling frontlist Christmas titles including Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch (Little, Brown) and Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Cape) have been discounted to £1.99 in e-book format on Amazon's Kindle store and Google Play.
Google Play is featuring the titles on a "...