Wed, 16/04/2014 - 08:40
Egmont has notched up just its second UK Official Top 50 number one with its Minecraft franchise, one of the biggest children's success stories of the recent months.
Minecraft: The Official Construction Handbook tops the chart, shifting just over 28,000 units through Nielsen BookScan last week....
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 09:10
Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) will team up with The Bookseller this year to sponsor two initiatives focusing on new talent in the industry, including Rising Stars, the magazine’s annual list of up-and-comers in the British book trade.
Rising Stars is The Bookseller’s yearly feature which spotlights around 35...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 09:50
Amazon’s self-publishing platform CreateSpace (CS) has had an exponential rise in print sales this year, effectively becoming the UK’s 30th-largest print publisher.
CS has sold 149,993 units for just over £1.14m through Nielsen BookScan UK in the first quarter of 2014, a 127% rise in value terms on Q1 2013. It...
Tue, 25/03/2014 - 09:30
Pottermore’s expansion into new languages will proceed apace, but only when the commerce is balanced by the culture of the new markets, according to the Harry Potter fan site boss.
Susan Jurevics, c.e.o. of Pottermore.com, told the Bologna Children’s Book Fair yesterday (24th) that J K Rowling’s online world was...
Fri, 21/03/2014 - 09:50
How to Poo on a Date has won the 36th annual Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.
The book, by Mats & Enzo, published by Prion Press, topped a public vote to find the oddest title, in one of the closest contests in prize history. In the end, How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers' Guide to Toilet Etiquette...
Fri, 14/03/2014 - 09:30
With strong years from its Hodder & Stoughton, Orion and Little, Brown divisions, Hachette UK has notched up the record number of shortlistings in Bookseller Industry Awards history. It has 16 nominations for the 2014 awards, two more than Penguin Random House. Hodder, Orion and Little, Brown will face off against PRH divisions Penguin,...
Fri, 28/02/2014 - 09:50
Thirty-eight stores earned a spot on the regional shortlists and are in the running to be The Bookseller’s Independent Bookshop of the Year, sponsored by Gardners, including defending champion, the Wirral’s Linghams Bookshop, and 2012’s winner, The Mainstreet Trading Company from St Boswells in the Scottish Borders....
Wed, 26/02/2014 - 10:00
J K Rowling's Robert Galbraith novel The Cuckoo's Calling (Sphere) has narrowly bumped Kate Atkinson's Life After Life (Black Swan) from the top of the bestseller charts, the 70th week a Rowling title has topped the UK Official Top 50.
In doing so, Rowling has chalked up the most overall number ones...
Mon, 24/02/2014 - 08:02
Working class cats, South African trout and pies as biography are all some of the topics up for scrutiny as part of the 2014 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.
Six books have been selected from dozens of nominated titles, with the ultimate winner now chosen in a public vote on the Bookseller's sister...
Wed, 19/02/2014 - 09:30
Kate Atkinson has fended off competition from Robert (J K Rowling) Galbraith to retain the top spot in the UK Official Top 50 for the third straight week. Atkinson's Life After Life (Black Swan) sold 27,384 print units through Nielsen BookScan to the 15,505 Rowling's pseudonymous The Cuckoo's Calling (Sphere)...