Thu, 21/03/2013 - 10:00
Book industry figures around the world have expressed their sadness at the death of bestselling horror writer James Herbert at home in Sussex yesterday (20th March). Herbert was 69.
The author is understood to have been in good health recently, with events planned to support the publication of his new paperback, Ash,...
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 08:30
Transworld has created the first Discworld app, giving users the opportunity to delve into the fantasy city of Ankh-Morpork as imagined by Terry Pratchett.
Discworld: The Ankh-Morpork Map, developed with app development agency Agant, will be available for £9.99/$13.99/ €12.99 from 11th February, and is designed...
Mon, 01/10/2012 - 10:31
Bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett has set up his own multimedia production company, Narrativia, to hold exclusive worldwide rights to all of the writer's work across film, television, merchandising and digital media.
Narrativia will be headed by managing director Rod Brown, and will be based in Soho, central London. It will...
Tue, 18/09/2012 - 15:21
Book sales soared by more than £2m last week as a bounty of new books hit the shelves on one of the biggest dates in the 2012 publishing calendar.
According to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data, £28.6m was spent on printed books in the seven days to 15th September - up 8.5% week on week and by the slimmest of...
Wed, 30/05/2012 - 08:35
Terry Pratchett has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction after being shortlisted on three previous occasions.
His novel Snuff (Doubleday) took the award, now in its 13th year, joining previous winners including Paul Torday and Ian McEwan.
Judge and director of the Telegraph Hay Festival Peter...
Thu, 10/05/2012 - 09:01
Doubleday has two authors on the shortlist for this year's Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, with Sir Terry Pratchett being nominated for a fourth time.
Pratchett is nominated for his novel Snuff. Also in contention are John O'Farrell and Julian Gough, for their works The Man Who Forgot His...
Mon, 23/04/2012 - 08:30
Transworld is pulling out all the stops for one of its biggest stars, Terry Pratchett, as a busy year kicks off with the re-publication of his Discworld series in June. There will also be two new hardbacks from the author in 2012, including his take on Charles Dickens' Artful Dodger, plus publication of the first winners of the Terry...
Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:57
Printed book sales in October slumped 8% year-on-year, due largely to poor sales within the paperback fiction and biographies/memoirs sectors, Nielsen BookScan data has revealed.
In total, £144.7m was spent on physical books in the four weeks to 29th October, a rise of £14m, or 12%, on the previous four-week period, but...
Fri, 28/10/2011 - 09:00
The Booksellers Association has said retailers must respect publishers' embargoed release dates, after it emerged pre-embargo sales of Martina Cole's The Faithless (Headline) cost her the number one spot in this week's Bookseller Official UK Top 50—despite her biggest ever first week sale.
Tue, 25/10/2011 - 15:51
Terry Pratchett's Snuff (Doubleday) was narrowly the bestselling book in the UK last week, outselling Martina Cole's 18th novel, The Faithless (Headline), by just 768 copies.
Snuff, which last week became the fastest-selling hardback novel by a British novelist since records began, sold 31,904 copies...