Booksellers roll-out New Year sales

<p>Bookshops have rolled out their New Year sales offers with Waterstone&#39;s, and W H Smith all offering at least 70% off selected titles.<br /><br />Amazon is taking as much as 75% off selected books, including Chris Evans&#39; <em>It&#39;s Not What You Think</em> which is now available for &pound;4.99, and 65% off Andrew Marr&#39;s <em>The Making of Modern Britain</em> and Keith Floyd&#39;s<em> Stirred But Not Shaken: The Autobiography</em>.</p><p>Play is also selling Chris Evans&#39; memoir at 75% discount, priced &pound;4.99. Among its other deals are Cecelia Ahern&#39;s <em>The Book of Tomorrow</em> at &pound;5.99 (60% off) and Ross Kemp&#39;s<em> Pirates </em>priced &pound;6.99 (58% off).</p><p>Waterstone&#39;s and WHS are also selling many of last year&#39;s key Christmas titles at half price. Waterstone&#39;s is offering 80% discounts on some titles, and e-books from &pound;2. <em>Saturday Night Peter</em> by Peter Kay and Chris Evans&#39;<em> It&#39;s Not What You Think</em> are being sold in the sale at discounts of 60%. WHS is offering up to 75% off some books. It is selling Ant and Dec&#39;s <em>Oh, What a Lovely Pair</em>, Chris Evans&#39; <em>It&#39;s not What you Think </em>and Martina Cole&#39;s <em>The Business</em> at half price.</p><p>At Blackwell, the academic bookseller is selling Michael O&#39;Mara&#39;s range of quirky education titles, including <em>My Grammar and I</em>, <em>As Easy as Pi</em> and <em>A Classical Education </em>at half price. Stieg Larsson&#39;s <em>The Girl who Kicked the Hornet&#39;s Nest </em>and Terry Pratchett&#39;s <em>Unseen Academicals </em>are the Christmas 2009 titles sold at half price.</p><p>Foyles is offering as much as 50% off selected titles, including <em>Transition</em> by Iain Banks and<em> Summertime</em> by J M Coetzee. Other half price titles include Ion Trewin&#39;s biography of Conservative MP Alan Clark, William Shawcross&#39; biography of the Queen Mother and David Byrne&#39;s <em>Bicycle Diaries</em>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>