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)...
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 16:12
Despite missing out on the overall prize in the Costa Book Awards, Kate Atkinson's Life After Life (Black Swan) has retained the top spot in UK's Official Top 50 shifting 31,678 units and outselling the second-placed book, James Patterson...
Fri, 20/12/2013 - 08:10
Jeff Kinney's Hard Luck (Amulet) has topped the Nielsen BookScan US chart for the sixth straight week, scoring the writer his third Christmas number one in a row.
Kinney's eighth instalment in the Wimpy Kid series shifted 187,387 copies through the tills last week, bringing its total sales 1,459,640 print units since...
Wed, 13/11/2013 - 10:15
Jeff Kinney has notched up the biggest weekly sale for a children's book in over a year, booting Sir Alex Ferguson's My Autobiography off the top of the UK Official Top 50 Chart.
Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck shifted 82,999 units through Nielsen BookScan, in one week selling more than a 10th of...
Mon, 21/10/2013 - 09:50
Last year was an "annus horribilis" for the Italian book trade with plunging domestic sales and exports—a decline which has continued in 2013—though digital has continued to grow.
Those were the top-line results of "Report on the State of Publishing in Italy 2013", the most recent update of the annual...
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 10:30
The London Book Fair is bringing out a programme of a dozen awards for the international book trade, which will début at LBF next April.
The inaugural LBF International Book Industry Excellence Awards—launched along with the UK Publishers Association—will include the PA Award for International Copyright Protection...
Wed, 09/10/2013 - 10:40
John Wiley president and chief executive officer Stephen Smith told the Contec digital conference at Frankfurt Book Fair that the STM and education giant was greatly expanding beyond traditional publishing.
Contec was the first official event at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, attended by more than 250 delegates. Key...