Thu, 21/07/2011 - 08:56
Hodder has signed a title by Pippa Middleton's pilates coach Margot Campbell.
Campbell runs the Pilates on the Go studio in west London and is credited for helping the sister of duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, "achieve her fantastic figure".
Hodder Lifestyle publisher Nicky Ross bought world rights to...
Thu, 05/05/2011 - 15:46
Physical book sales in the month of April were the lowest in six years, due largely to a terrible seven days for booksellers in the week of the Royal Wedding. Printed book sales over the four weeks to 30th April period totalled £94.3m, down 9% (£9m) month-on-month and down 4% (£3.9m) on April last year. Volume sales over the...
Wed, 04/05/2011 - 16:00
Booksellers suffered their poorest sales in almost eight years last week with spending on physical books slumping by 12% week-on-week.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, spending at UK book retail outlets in the seven days to 30th April 2011 totalled just £20.8m, down £2.8m on the previous week and down 20% (£5.1m)...
Tue, 03/05/2011 - 15:15
Michael O'Mara has rushed out the first Royal Wedding title, which went on sale yesterday (2nd May), three days after the nuptials.
Written by the author of Diana: Her True Story, Andrew Morton, William & Catherine: Their Lives, Their Wedding went to press on Friday night, with the first copies hand delivered...
Wed, 27/04/2011 - 16:00
Book sales dropped 9% last week as the Easter weekend cut into retail time, but the market was still up on the same week last year with sales up 2.1%, a second consecutive week of year-on-year growth after a dismal March. Book sales through the Total Consumer Market were £23.6m after just shy of 3.3m books were sold in the week to 23rd...
Thu, 21/04/2011 - 08:00
Bookshops are readying themselves for the upcoming four-day back-to-back bank holiday weekends created by Easter and the royal wedding, with stores broadly expecting a sales boost.
Looking back at the last notable royal event, the Golden Jubilee bank holiday on 3rd June 2002, book sales fell [2nd to 8th June] by 5% week on week to...
Wed, 16/03/2011 - 14:50
Fiona Goble's 64-page Knit Your Own Royal Wedding (Ivy Press), which comes with a backdrop of Westminster Abbey "so that you can display your creations in authentic surroundings", is the current sales leader in the incredibly competitive Royal Wedding sales race.
The £9.99 paperback publication sold 822 copies in...
Fri, 25/02/2011 - 11:47
Satirical photographer and filmmaker Alison Jackson will be focusing her eye on the Royal Wedding with a new book from Quadrille about Prince William and Kate Middleton's forthcoming nuptials.
Anne Furniss, Quadrille editorial director, bought world rights to Kate and Wills Up the Aisle: A Right Royal Fairy Tale from Jonny...
Tue, 30/11/2010 - 15:58
Book sales were up last week despite plummeting temperatures, but growth is at a slower rate than previous years.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, £45.7m was spent at UK book retailers last week, up 13.3% (£5.4m) on the previous week. However, sales were down 5.4% (£2.6m) on the same week last year, while the 13.3%...
Tue, 30/11/2010 - 08:34
Penguin Children is joining the throng of publishers marking the Royal wedding, with two of its imprints publishing souvenir editions to commemorate the event.
Ladybird will release a full-colour picture book, William and Kate: The Royal Wedding priced £4.99. It will be released in February 2011 in a square paperback...