Bestselling books of 2014: did the booksellers get it right?

What effect did Super Thursday have on book sales, and how well did eight leading retailers and pundits fare in predicting the top titles of the year?• Readers turn over a new leaf as celebrity sales stutter• ‘Amazon-free’ Christmas campaign diverts reported £5m worth of sales from online retailer• Retailers’ predictions tracked through the autumnSuper Thursday, Black Friday, Panic Saturday, Cyber Monday: if you believe in the power of constructed celebrations of consumerism, almost every day of the week has been a major Christmas event this year. In particular, Black Friday – imported from the US this year as a major discounting day in the UK – promised a surge in Christmas sales.In an attempt to monitor the Christmas market, we asked seven leading UK retailers – which included large chains and independents – plus the industry journal the Bookseller to predict the season’s bestsellers, and we’ve been monitoring their predictions through the autumn. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-12-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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