Fri, 18/07/2014 - 15:00
Publishers and booksellers have backed the first ever trade-wide acknowledgement of Super Thursday as a national book event.
The Books Are My Bag campaign, supported by the trade and co-ordinated by the Booksellers Association (BA), is launching for its second year on Super Thursday, which this autumn falls on 9th October. The BAMB...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:42
Publishing is a contradictory business. Last week, when talking about author earnings, we lamented the large numbers of new books being published, risking the dilution of writers’ incomes; this week we celebrate the fact that large numbers of books are being released—at the same time.
Tue, 15/10/2013 - 16:04
Helen Fielding's new Bridget Jones novel, Mad About the Boy (Jonathan Cape), has become one of the fastest-selling books of the year.
The long-awaited return of Bridget Jones, serialised in the Sunday Times, achieved a sale of 48,570 copies across...
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:40
The media has embraced today's "Super Thursday" book bonanza, with coverage from the Guardian and Independent and BBC Radio 4 broadcasting live from the Foyles store in King's Cross station, as well as local radio coverage....
Mon, 07/10/2013 - 09:20
Supermarkets and major booksellers are preparing for a big push on this week’s Super Thursday releases.
Big-hitting books out on 10th October include memoirs from Jennifer Saunders (Viking), Patsy Kensit (Sidgwick & Jackson), Sharon Osbourne (Sphere...
Mon, 23/09/2013 - 11:12
The number of novels published in France’s unique rentrée littéraire—the period which follows the summer—has declined for the third consecutive year. However the French publishing association has dismissed claims that this statistic shows weakness in the market.
Mon, 23/09/2013 - 09:15
Publishers are gearing up campaigns for some of the biggest celebrity books of the autumn. National tours and online interviews being lined up to spread the word.
Super Thursday, a date which sees a number of the biggest titles released, falls on 10th...
Fri, 12/10/2012 - 08:47
Booksellers are looking forward to a sales boost on the back of Super Thursday (yesterday, 11th October). The Financial Times, the Times, the BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 4’s “You and Yours” and Sky News are among the high-profile media outlets which have covered the industry’s autumn publishing bonanza, which included...
Tue, 02/10/2012 - 08:30
Some bookshops are invoking the name of Super Thursday for promotions and marketing.
Chapter One bookshop in Reading is celebrating Super Thursday next Thursday (11th October) by holding a party showcasing the day's new releases, from authors such as David Walliams (Michael Joseph) and Rod Stewart (Century), along with Jo Nesbo...
Fri, 28/09/2012 - 15:14
As this week’s big releases of The Casual Vacancy and Jamie’s 15-minute Meals remind us, “Super Thursday” is just around the corner. On 11th October, 220 potentially bestselling hardbacks will be released, following the 231 titles released yesterday and the 217 put out on 13th September. Among them...