Fri, 27/04/2012 - 09:14
Publishers are moving quickly to capitalise on the spectacular success of Century’s erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey, with W H Smith books business unit director Rachel Russell predicting that “a new sub-genre can be created and sustained” if publishing houses seize the opportunity. The E L James trilogy-opener...
Wed, 25/04/2012 - 10:20
E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow) was comfortably the bestselling printed book in the UK last week, scoring a sizzling 61,187 sales across the seven days to 21st April.
Just two novels have scored a stronger seven-day sale for the month of April since records began in 1998: Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who...
Wed, 18/04/2012 - 08:50
British novelist E L James' much-discussed erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow) has become a number one bestseller in the UK. The pseudonymous novel, penned by former TV producer Erika Leonard—whose credits include "Have I Got News For You" and "Room 101"—sold 14,814 copies at UK bookshops...
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 09:30
Three pence in every pound spent on a book last week went towards one of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games novels, helping the American author score six of the top seven positions in this week's Official UK Top 50.
In total, £682,000 was spent on 120,000 copies of the books—up 57% week on week and up 5,920% on the...
Mon, 02/04/2012 - 01:13
Books by Michael Palin, Zadie Smith, Andrew Marr, and Ann Widdecombe have been added to the schedules for this autumn, with 11th October looking likely to be this year’s “Super Thursday”.
Titles currently due to be published on the 11th include Miranda Hart’s Is it Just Me? (Hodder & Stoughton),...
Mon, 02/04/2012 - 01:12
Cooking with Poo, a Thai cookbook penned by Bangkok resident Saiyuud Diwong and published in Australia, has trumped its rivals to scoop The Bookseller's coveted Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year award.
The 114-page cookbook was crowned the winner having received the majority share of the public vote...
Wed, 28/03/2012 - 09:50
The first book in Suzanne Collins' dystopian Hunger Games trilogy was comfortably the bestselling book in the UK last week. The Hunger Games (Scholastic) scored sales of 34,800 copies across all print editions in the seven days to 24th March.
The sequel, Catching Fire (Scholastic), was the second bestselling book...
Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:59
Helped by gift purchasing ahead of Mother's Day, book sales jumped 4.3% week on week last week, to a 2012 high. According to Nielsen BookScan, £26m was spent on printed books in the seven days to 17th March, up £1.065m on the previous week and up £1.055m (4.2%) year on year.
Sales within the hardback non-fiction...
Wed, 14/03/2012 - 09:00
This year’s crop of eight £1 World Book Day titles were once again the bestselling books in the UK last week, selling a combined 229,530 copies via cash, credit-card and book token redemptions.
Martin Handford’s Where’s Wally Now? (Walker) once again proved the pick of the bunch, registering sales of...
Tue, 06/03/2012 - 15:57
Book sales soared £1.9m week on week last week, with the children's sector benefitting best from a World Book Day boost. According to Nielsen BookScan data, spending on children's books soared 30% week on week and sales were up 2% on World Book Day week last year.
This year's eight £1 World Book Day...