Mon, 03/12/2012 - 08:20
The celebrity memoir is rebounding in 2012 after sales within the much-pilloried genre fell 45% last year to a six-year low.
BookScan data shows sales in its celebrity memoir-dominated "Autobiography: The Arts" category were up 70% year on year in October, and up approximately 30% year on year in November. Sales in "...
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:37
Last year was a bad year for celebs: there was Russell and Katy’s divorce, Charlie Sheen’s public meltdown and another jail sentence for Lindsay Lohan. Or, looking at it another way, a good year for those of us who monitor these things on the Daily Mail’s wall of shame. For the celebrities and the book trade, 2011...
Fri, 25/05/2012 - 07:30
The autobiography of singer Rod Stewart is to be titled Never A Dull Moment, it was revealed at a trade event held last night (24th May) at London's The Dorchester.
Booksellers from across the retail spectrum were present at the event to meet Stewart, who has sold over 100 million records in a 50-year career....
Mon, 30/04/2012 - 08:25
Major retailers are already discounting J K Rowling's forthcoming The Casual Vacancy by 50% or more, with publisher Little, Brown approaching the Booksellers Association to discuss support for independents on the title.
Customers can pre-order the book for £9.86—more than 50% off the r.r.p. of £20...
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 08:18
Non-fiction publishers are battling it out for this autumn's blockbusters, with editors confident the celebrity market will bounce back, despite having their "fingers burnt" last year.
However Eugenie Furniss, head of books at WME, which represents Cheryl Cole for her live tour bookings, strongly denied talk that a...
Wed, 05/10/2011 - 15:00
Random House has acquired the autobiography of Grammy Award-winning rock 'n' roll singer and musician Rod Stewart, with Stewart promising to "hold nothing back".
The Random House Group UK and Random House US jointly acquired world rights to the memoir of the former Faces frontman, with the deal struck by Random House...