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...
Mon, 16/07/2012 - 08:25
This year's Super Thursday, looking set to fall on 11th October, has the potential to be bigger than ever following the increased media attention on books due to the success of Fifty Shades, sales chiefs say. However, publishers continue to shy away from committing to a concerted co-operative venture to boost the promotion.
Mon, 02/04/2012 - 01:13
Books by Michael Palin, Zadie Smith, Andrew Marr, and Ann Widdecombe have been added to the schedules for this autumn, with 11th October looking likely to be this year’s “Super Thursday”.
Titles currently due to be published on the 11th include Miranda Hart’s Is it Just Me? (Hodder & Stoughton),...