Thu, 16/09/2010 - 09:43
Innovative digital promotion will dominate the autumn’s big campaigns, following Stephen Fry’s Royal Festival Hall event this week, broadcast live by satellite to 55 cinemas.
Penguin also announced a myFry iPhone app for The Fry Chronicles (Michael Joseph), enabling readers to explore the book in a non-linear fashion...
Tue, 14/09/2010 - 08:59
Russell Brand has announced five stand-up dates for his Booky Wook 2 Tour and will team up with TV presenter Jonathan Ross for the London gig on publication day.
Ross and Brand were together involved in the "Sachsgate" scandal over prank phone calls on Ross' BBC Radio 2 show.
Booky Wook 2: This Time its Personal...
Sun, 28/06/2009 - 09:49
Russell Brand's My Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal (HarperCollins) has been pulled from the autumn schedule.
The flamboyant comedian has been unable to write the sequel to his bestselling 2007 memoir, planned for October, "because of his work commitments", said HarperCollins communications director...
Tue, 04/11/2008 - 15:51
Sales of Jonathan Ross' aptly-titled memoir, Why Do I Say These Things? (Bantam Press) have fallen 45% week-on-week in the wake of the public outcry over the prank phone calls to "Fawlty Towers" star Andrew Sachs on Russell Brand's BBC Radio 2 show.
Despite many retailers on the high street attempting to make...
Fri, 31/10/2008 - 08:27
Publishers have offered a mixed response to the ongoing media furore about Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross' prank phone calls to "Fawlty Towers" star Andrew Sachs on Brand's BBC Radio 2 show.
Brand resigned from his radio show earlier this week, and yesterday evening the BBC announced that it would suspend Ross for 12...
Thu, 30/10/2008 - 12:36
I went for a brief lunch yesterday and by the time I'd got back, I found a dozen messages in my inbox and the same amount sitting in the mailbox attached to my telephone from presses, publishers and the public all wanting to know one thing—how well are Russell Brand and Jonathon Ross' memoirs selling?
Last week, before the Andrew...
Thu, 12/06/2008 - 07:25
Russell Brand has ditched Hodder & Stoughton, publisher of his Christmas 2007 number one My Booky Wook, in favour of a UK and international deal with HarperCollins.
Until last week Hodder had been working on the as-yet-untitled follow-up, a £20 hardback scheduled for 30th October. Hodder’s AI sheet promised Brand...
Wed, 12/03/2008 - 08:08
Hodder has signed a new book from Russell Brand, to be released in time for Christmas this year. The deal for world rights was struck by Ben Dunn, Hodder publisher for entertainment, with Nik Linnen at the John Noel Agency, on the eve of Hodder's sales conference last week (6th March).
According to Hodder, the book can loosely be...
Wed, 02/01/2008 - 06:56
Russell Brand is the UK's official 2007 Christmas number one thanks to a weekly sale through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market of 112,379. Brand helped lead the late Christmas rush predicted by many retail analysts, with the week-on-week revenue increase through the TCM of 26.2% much higher than the 17.1% increase recorded last...
Wed, 19/12/2007 - 16:25
Russell Brand's My Booky Wook (Hodder) is leading the race for this year's Christmas number one slot. The flamboyant comic's memoir sold 91,192 copies in the week ending 15th December through Nielsen BookScan, 10,000 more copies than closest rival Nigella Express (Chatto) and 20,000 more than Richard Hammond's...