Thu, 28/02/2013 - 10:23
Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, will be holding an event in the UK next week for the first time since 2007.
Meyer will be signing copies of Sphere title The Host at Waterstones Piccadilly on 5th March at 6 p.m. Her visit is to promote the cinema release of The Host.
She will be signing a...
Fri, 09/03/2012 - 09:03
E-book sales at Hachette UK rose 250% in February, according to the company's c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson, who has described the publisher's prospects for 2012 as “exceptional", despite an overall dip in profits at parent company Lagardere Publishing in 2011.
The comment came as the Lagardere Group revealed its full...
Wed, 23/11/2011 - 15:45
Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse, the third book in her bestselling Twilight series, has become the 10th children's book to pass the 2,000,000 sales mark since Nielsen BookScan records began.
The book, which is the most liked Twilight novel according to Amazon.co.uk reviewers, sold 1,687 copies last week, bringing its total...
Tue, 22/11/2011 - 10:15
Sales of children's books have rocketed during the past 10 years, but not just thanks to bestsellers like JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer, but because of growth in backlist and midlist sales.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, sales of children's books have surged from £193m in 2001 to £325m in 2010. This growth...
Thu, 10/11/2011 - 07:00
David Baldacci, Stephenie Meyer and the originally self-published author Amanda Hocking have all joined the Kindle Million Club, selling more than one million copies of their books on the Amazon.com Kindle Store.
They join 11 other authors in the "Club" - Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee...
Wed, 05/01/2011 - 15:39
Spending on books in the UK fell by more than £56m last year, Nielsen BookScan data has revealed. Sales during the 52 weeks to 25th December 2010 totalled £1.696bn, down 3.2% on 2009, with volume sales falling 4.3% to 225.5m. Average selling prices increased slightly, by 1.1% (eight pence) to £7.52.
The total is the...
Mon, 08/11/2010 - 09:18
A sharp decline in sales of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga has led to turnover at Hachette's parent Lagardère Publishing to fall by 5% in the first nine months of 2010. Sales for the period were €1.61bn, down from €1.69bn in 2009. Lagardere said like for like sales fell 6.8% during the period.
Wed, 06/10/2010 - 06:12
Little, Brown is to release a new title in Stephenie Meyer's hit Twilight series—an official illustrated guide for fans. The latest addition to the teen saga, announced exclusively in The Bookseller Daily at the Frankfurt Book Fair, will be an encyclopaedic reference to the five existing vampire-themed titles. A 500-page...
Wed, 25/08/2010 - 11:04
Two years after it first hit the shelves in hardback (TWO YEARS!) Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn FINALLY hits the shelves in a lovely little mass-market edition. And sells 48,700 copies in three days. Not bad at all. Clearly a lot of tweens and wannabe-tweens weren't prepared to shell out £14.99 for the HB, and instead have been...
Tue, 24/08/2010 - 15:26
The long-awaited mass-market edition of Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn (Atom) sold 48,673 copies in just three days, and tops this week's Official UK Top 50—just over two years after the hardback edition first hit the shelves.
It is the sixth time Meyer has topped the Official UK Top 50 in 2010. The mass-market...