Tue, 18/10/2011 - 15:41
Terry Pratchett’s Snuff (Doubleday) has become one of the fastest-selling novels since records began, shifting 54,687 copies at UK book retail outlets in its three days on sale last week.
Helped by extensive pre-orders and a £5 deal at Tesco, Pratchett's 39th Discworld novel has the biggest opening week sale...
Tue, 09/11/2010 - 16:05
The book trade bounced back last week after seven consecutive weeks of poor sales compared to last year, with turnover up 3.4%. The bestseller in a good week for the trade was once again Jamie Oliver, whose Jamie's 30-minute Meals (Michael Joseph), came up with the strongest ever sale for a book in November since Nielsen BookScan...
Sun, 07/11/2010 - 09:51
An abundance of celebrity memoirs will be filling stockings around the country come Christmas Day as sales soar after a lacklustre 2009.
With less than 50 shopping days left until Christmas, Nielsen BookScan data suggests that sales of celebrity memoirs are up in 2010. Sales of the Top 20 bestselling celebrity memoirs published since...
Tue, 26/10/2010 - 15:32
Jamie Oliver has retained top spot in the bestseller lists for a third consecutive week, with the strongest October weekly sale in almost seven years. Jamie's 30-Minute Meals (Michael Joseph) sold a massive 69,342 copies at UK booksellers during the week ending 23rd October—the strongest October sale since Paul Burrell's...
Tue, 26/10/2010 - 15:21
Books by British crime writer Martina Cole and Russian meerkat Aleksandr Orlov will be donning the shelves of special pop-up stores as Headline and Ebury celebrate the release of new titles this week.
Headline is opening a Martina Cole pop-up shop on Oxford Street on Thursday. It is the first time the publisher has opened a temporary...
Tue, 19/10/2010 - 15:29
Super Thursday has failed to ignite the market with sales down a disappointing 1.4% week on week, despite the more than 200 hardbacks that were officially released on what has been hailed as the biggest day in the 2010 publishing calendar (14th October). However, there was no such disappointment for Booker winner Howard Jacobson with sales of...
Tue, 12/10/2010 - 15:50
Jamie's Oliver's latest cookbook, Jamie's 30-minute Meals (Michael Joseph), has stormed to the top of the bestseller lists thanks to a seven-day sale of 44,370 copies. It is 26th time the TV chef has topped the Official UK Top 50 in the 21st century.
The quick-and-easy cookbook was one of 10 hardback non-fiction...
Tue, 05/10/2010 - 15:28
Lee Child has beaten Jamie Oliver to the top slot as spending hit a 2010 high of £36.1m.
A second wave of books destined for Christmas stockings hit the shelves last week, including celebrity memoirs by the likes of Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue, Lord Alan Sugar, Russell Brand and Sir Michael Caine. But Lee Child took the number one...
Tue, 21/09/2010 - 15:41
British brainbox Stephen Fry's second memoir, The Fry Chronicles (Michael Joseph), which charts the actor, director, presenter (etc)'s rise to superstardom, has débuted straight in at number one in the bestseller lists—following a week when a second wave of books destined for the Christmas charts hit the shelves....