Wed, 03/10/2012 - 10:42
John Fallon certainly has some big shoes to fill.
In her 16 years at the helm of Pearson, Marjorie Scardino transformed the education giant and Penguin-owner into the world’s biggest publisher and by its last full-year results in 2011, she had tripled revenue to around the £6bn mark, and profits to £942m.
Fri, 07/09/2012 - 16:57
The top US regional book markets have seen print sales drop year on year at a far greater rate than the rest of the market.
Physical volume sales for the top 10 regions—which collectively account for 35% of the 361 million units sold through Nielsen BookScan US in 2012 through 26th August—slipped by 16.6% to...
Mon, 30/07/2012 - 14:56
The Head of Zeus offices certainly look like a start-up. The company moved to its Clerkenwell HQ a couple of weeks ago and there is a burnished feel to the place: the furnishings and computers seems box fresh, nothing as yet has been hung on the too-bright white walls, the staff bustle and beaver away. Standing amid it all, like a relaxed-...
Tue, 24/07/2012 - 15:57
E L James has set yet another record by chalking up the longest unbroken streak atop Nielsen BookScan's Official Top 50 since records began in 1998.
Shifting 410,639 units, Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow) claimed the number one spot for the 14th consecutive week, besting the 13-week run of Jamie Oliver's Jamie's...
Mon, 23/07/2012 - 07:46
Spain’s books market experienced declining sales for the third straight year in 2011, despite a resilient bricks-and-mortar bookshop sector and a marginal rise in digital revenue.
Spain’s publishing trade body, Federación de Gremios de Editores de España (FGEE), released its report on the state of the 2011...
Fri, 20/07/2012 - 09:32
The Fifty Shades phenomenon has propelled Random House to the top of the publisher charts for the first half of 2012, taking the group above rival Hachette in print revenue for the first time in six years.
Random's sales through Nielsen BookScan stood at £72.6m for the first two quarters of this year, for a market...
Wed, 27/06/2012 - 10:06
E L James' Fifty Shades trilogy has once again shattered records, as The Bookseller reported yesterday.
A week after Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow) obliterated Dan Brown's record for sales in one week for an...
Tue, 26/06/2012 - 15:13
All three books in E L James' Fifty Shades trilogy (Arrow) last week surpassed the single week sales record for an adult paperback novel of 205,130 copies sold, set the previous week by James' Fifty Shades of Grey.
The first of the trilogy is now the quickest adult paperback novel to surpass the million copies sold...
Mon, 25/06/2012 - 09:00
The top 10 publishers in the world had their lowest combined market share last year in the Livres Hebdo/Bookseller ranking of publishing’s top 50 groups since the annual listing first appeared in 2007.
The ranking, researched by Rüdiger Wischenbart Content & Consulting, shows that publishing’s top 10 groups...
Mon, 28/05/2012 - 08:10
The "big six" publishing groups in the US have become a big seven in 2012, as Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy has helped Scholastic become the fifth biggest publisher by overall print market share.
According to Nielsen BookScan US, in the first 19 weeks of the year, Scholastic had a 5.99% share of the total market...