Mon, 08/08/2011 - 07:23
Publishers have welcomed the news that Amanda Ross, Cactus TV md, may launch a television programme dedicated to children’s books.
While Ross is understood to be waiting news on a sponsor, she is optimistic the programme will go ahead with C4 later this year. Helen McAleer, Walker Books managing director, who has a background in...
Thu, 04/08/2011 - 08:48
Specsavers, the sponsors of the TV Book Club, has launched a free book giveaway of book club titles from previous years.
Until 3rd September, any customer who has an eye test can claim a copy of The Legacy by Katherine Webb, Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst and Brixton Legacy by Roma Tearne. All were...
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 08:51
Emma Donoghue's Room (Picador) has added another accolade to its Man Booker shortlisting and Orange-longlisting after receiving the vote of "TV Book Club" viewers as their favourite spring read of the 10 titles.
The second most popular title was Daisy Goodwin¹s My Last Duchess (Headline Review), and in third was...
Wed, 30/03/2011 - 15:17
Just shy of £3m has been spent on the 10 titles of More 4's latest "TV Book Club" in 2011, with sales over the series up 2% on the 2010 selections and against an overall book market decline of 7%.
A grand total of 506,200 copies of the books were snapped up during the 11 weeks to 26th March 2011, up from 497,000...
Tue, 18/01/2011 - 16:21
The UK's two most high profile book promotions dominated the first full trading week of 2011, with half of this week's new entries into the Top 50 members of either Channel Four's "TV Book Club" or Richard and Judy's W H Smith selection.
Sales of the eight R&J selections in the seven days to 15th January...
Tue, 11/01/2011 - 15:46
American thriller writer Tess Gerritsen has brought an end to Jamie Oliver's dominance at the summit of the Official UK Top 50.
The mass-market edition of Gerritsen's eighth Rizzoli/Isles thriller, The Killing Place (Bantam), sold 21,744 copies in just three days bringing an end to Oliver's 13-week stint at the top...
Wed, 01/12/2010 - 08:42
Two Man Booker shortlistees, two debuts and two non-fiction titles are on the list for the next season of “The TV Book Club”.
Emma Donoghue’s Room (Pan Macmillan) and Andrea Levy’s The Long Song (Headline), both shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker are on the 10-strong list. The third...
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 10:42
For the second week running, the UK's official top 50 has been dominated by books first published more than a decade ago, with Jodi Picoult securing her ninth consecutive number one.
Picoult's Picture Perfect (Hodder), sold more than 47,000 copies to take into pole position. First published in the US in 1995, the book...
Thu, 17/06/2010 - 15:04
The trade has welcomed the second season of “The TV Book Club”, which revealed its Summer Reads and presenter changes this week.
The More4/Channel 4 show will launch on 27th June with Kathryn Stockett’s The Help (Penguin), followed by The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall (Hodder), The Legacy...
Mon, 14/06/2010 - 08:45
The big publishers dominate the Summer Reading strand of the TV Book Club taking all eight slots. Hachette has two titles on the list, while there is one each for Penguin, Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Bloomsbury and Mills & Boon imprint Mira.
The eight-part series screens weekly on More4 on Sunday evenings from 27th June,...