Fri, 01/08/2014 - 09:50
The biggest changes to the National Curriculum in a decade and a half present a “huge opportunity”, with British education publishers poised to capitalise on increased competition, schools’ ramped-up digital spend and burgeoning sales abroad.
The first full phase of the new curriculum begins this autumn, largely...
Mon, 14/07/2014 - 08:40
It has been a pretty decent year on the shop floor and in publishing boardrooms thus far in 2014. As we reveal in greater detail in our Review of the Half Year, the physical market for the first half of 2014 fell 2.4% to £526m through Nielsen BookScan. A decline, yes, but the shallowest one in the first half of a year since the market...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:24
The success of John Green and Veronica Roth has lifted the children's market in the USA to a double digit year on year rise for the first half of 2014, with the print market as a whole recording an almost 2% increase.
Green's The Fault in Our Stars (Penguin) was atop Nielsen BookScan US Top 100 for the...
Wed, 09/07/2014 - 09:50
John Green notched up his fourth consecutive week as the Official UK Top 50 number one whilst Hilary Clinton's UK media blitz has seen her claim hardback fiction's top spot.
Green is only the second author in 2014 to achieve a solid month or more at the top of the Nielsen BookScan charts after Dan Brown accomplished the...
Fri, 27/06/2014 - 10:00
The Penguin Random House merger may have sent shock waves through the trade, but it has not fundamentally shaken up the top of the annual Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry.
The list was started in 2007 as an initiative of French trade journal Livres Hebdo and is co-published by The Bookseller, buchreport...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 09:30
J K Rowling's new Robert Galbraith novel The Silkworm (Mulholland) failed to crack the USA top 10 in its first week of sale, notching up sales of 21,318 units through Nielsen BookScan, and hitting 15th place on the overall US Top 100. The Silkworm was one of the most high-profile titles in which the pre-order button was...
Wed, 25/06/2014 - 10:10
The second outing for J K Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith and the paperback release for the newest Bridget Jones failed to dislodge John Green from the top of the UK charts last week.
The American Young Adult superstar's The Fault in Our Stars (Penguin), boosted by the movie release, chalked up its second straight UK...
Fri, 30/05/2014 - 15:03
Leaders of the American Booksellers Association board urged their members to capitalise on the ongoing Hachette Book Group and Amazon US dispute by driving in-store sales of Hachette titles and educate their communities about the benefits of shopping at bricks and mortar bookshops.
Speaking at yesterday's (29th May) Book Expo...
Thu, 29/05/2014 - 09:40
Publishers have made a grave mistake in "ceding power" to internet giants and they must provide technology and content in equal measures to survive in the future.
This was among the views expressed at the International Digital Publishing Forum's (IDPF) Digital World conference, held on the first day of Book Expo America...
Thu, 29/05/2014 - 09:10
Self-publishing’s next revolution will take place in print and in territories outside of the US, according to a panel of three bestselling hybrid authors speaking on day one of Book Expo America, yesterday (28th May).
Speaking at the Indie/Hybrid Perspective on Print and Electronic seminar at IDPF’s Digital World...