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 ]
News tagged with: #christmas market #cyber monday #black friday #readers turn #top titles

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Bestselling books of 2014: did the booksellers get it right?'


No, Bill O'Reilly, 'Killing Patton' Was Not the Bestselling Book of 2014

A response to inaccurate statements made by O'Reilly about 'Publishers Weekly' and his book sales history. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bestselling book #killing patton


‘Fault in Our Stars’ Was the Bestselling E-book of 2014

John Green’s "The Fault in Our Stars" was the top-selling ebook in 2014, according to data just released by PubTrack Digital, a unit of Nielsen BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #nielsen bookscan #pubtrack digital #top-selling ebook #john green


Bestselling books 2014: the kids are all right

Books for children and young adults are top of the league, bagging seven of this year’s top 10, but non-fiction has endured another annus horribilisSee the chart in fullAt long last, kids ruled in 2014. Books aimed at them have often figured in the top 10 of the all-year sales chart for printed... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-12-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #jeff kinney #david walliams #john green #el james #dan brown #elite group #jk rowling


How Booksellers Can Succeed with Spanish Books: Spanish-Language Publishing 2014

Hispanics are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S., and they are not only growing in terms of numbers but also expanding their presence in regions across the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #spanish books


London Book Fair 2014: Big Books, No Huge Book

While no single title has emerged as the hot book of this year’s London Book Fair, a number of titles were generating buzz as the trade show kicked off on Tuesday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #generating buzz #hot book #single title #huge book #big books


Apple Books Bestsellers: Hollywood Powers Adapted Books to the List

This week's Apple Books store bestseller list again shows the power the screen has over the page. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Apple Books Bestsellers: 'Crawdads' Adaptation Keeps the Book Singing

Delia Owens's 'Where the Crawdads Sing' keeps seeing dividends thanks to a bump from Reese Witherspoon, whose film adaptation of the novel was announced last month. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #reese witherspoon #delia owens #film adaptation #crawdads sing


iBooks Bestsellers: A Book Editor's Book Hits #1

Audiences have moved toward fun fiction and away from furious facts as Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' takes a tumble to #3 on the iBooks list, while 'The Woman in the Window' by A.J. Finn—a book editor who now writes thrillers under a pen name—takes the #1 slot. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: ##1 slot #ibooks list #michael wolff #book editor #ibooks bestsellers


Fall Regional Bookselling Shows 2015: No Matter Where You Live, There's a Book for There: TK# Picks from Booksellers

Booksellers from across the country share standout books with strong regional ties. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Amazon’s Bestselling Book is an Adult Coloring Book

To the surprise of many, the bestselling title at Amazon US is by Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford, whose adult coloring books are topping the charts. The post Amazon’s Bestselling Book is an Adult Coloring Book appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bestselling title #bestselling book #post amazon


Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Nielsen: E-books Growth Continues in U.S. and U.K.

E-book sales continue to grow in both the U.S. and U.K., but to varying degrees. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #varying degrees


Big Books the U.S. Agencies Are Selling at the Fair: Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

Prepare for the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair with our roundup of big projects that'll be making the rounds, among them books by Leslie Jamison, Richard Price, Amy Poehler, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #amy poehler #leslie jamison #big books


London Book Fair 2014: At Digital Minds, Publishers Urged to Look Beyond the Book

"We cannot deny we are in an extraordinary transition," said author Anthony Horowitz, opening the sixth annual Publishing for Digital Minds Conference at the London Book Fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishers urged #digital minds


Is Dawn Finally Breaking For E-books in Spanish? Spanish Books Spring 2014

In recent months, the double-digit sales growth of ebooks in English has begun to plateau, but since the Spanish-language book market tends to be around three to five years behind the English-language market, ebook sales of Spanish books in the U.S. are just beginning to gain traction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #gain traction #ebook sales #english-language market #recent months #spanish books


In Qatar, Booksellers Face Book-By-Book Censorship Bottleneck

All books submitted for sale in Qatar must been approved by the Ministry of Culture even if the same book has already been approved for another retailer. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #books submitted


7 Books That Epitomize Bookseller Noir

Noir has long been obsessed with books—books as objects, as evidence, as repositories of the past, and occasionally as glimpses into other worlds of possibility. It’s no wonder, then, that booksellers often turn up in fiction, and especially in mystery. There’s something intoxicating about the... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2022-07-29 11:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookseller #electric literature


Love the Smell of Old Books? This Bookseller Would Like You to Leave.

In his grouchy, funny memoir, “A Factotum in the Book Trade,” Marius Kociejowski writes about what a good bookstore should feel like, famous customers he’s served and more. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-07-18 18:02:04 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookseller #bookstore #book trade #funny memoir


The Bestselling Books of 2022 (So Far)

It's a good year to be Colleen Hoover, whose 'It Ends with Us' is #1 in the country, and who placed another four books in the top 20. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #colleen hoover #good year #bestselling books


111 Queer Books Recommended by Librarians, Booksellers, and Authors

While we celebrate queer literature and history all year long at Lit Hub dot com, we also love a good book list. This year, in honor of Pride, we reached out to some of our favorite librarians, booksellers, and authors and asked them about the queer books they find themselves recommending over... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-24 08:52:38 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #good book #year long