Facebook founder’s book club choice sends sales rocketing

Mark Zuckerberg’s selection of The End of Power by Moisés Naím sparks ‘seismic change’ in the book’s fortunes, with 18 months’ sales outstripped in daysHow to be a winner: the books that inspire Mark Zuckerberg and other high flyersWhy would Mark Zuckerberg recommend The End of Power? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to shift his “media diet towards reading books” with the launch of a Facebook reading group has had a “seismic” effect on the sales of the first title chosen for consideration.The End of Power is an economics title by Moisés Naím, former executive director of the World Bank and Venezuela’s former minister of industry and trade. Claiming that power is shifting towards the individual, it was first published in 2013, and was chosen by Zuckerberg over the weekend as the first book he will pick up as part of a challenge to read something new every two weeks, and discuss it online. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Club Picks for February 2024

Barnes & Noble and Jenna Bush Hager pick Kiley Reid's sophomore novel, 'Good Morning America' and 'Nerdette' spotlight Dolly Alderton's latest, and more of this month's selections from the nation's biggest book clubs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Guest of Honor Italy: Trade Book Sales Up in 2023

A new report from Italy shows the value of its consumer book industry rose in 2023, despite a slight drop in overall unit sales. The post Frankfurt Guest of Honor Italy: Trade Book Sales Up in 2023 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2024-01-26 19:48:56 UTC ]
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Why Did Atria Books Send a TikTok Influencer on a Cruise to Antarctica?

When TikTok influencer and self-described nonreader Marc Sebastian asked to be sent on the “ultimate world cruise,” Colleen Hoover's publisher answered the call—and picked up the tab. The publisher’s marketing stunt has proven divisive. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Vroman's and Book Soup Bookstores Are Up for Sale

Owner Joel Sheldon, whose family founded the store in 1894, is seeking a buyer for its flagship location in Pasadena, the Hastings Ranch Pasadena location established in 2002, and the West Hollywood store Book Soup, which was acquired by Vroman’s in 2009. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Pasadena's historic Vroman's bookstore up for sale, along with Book Soup

Vroman's, a longtime Pasadena bookstore, is for sale. Its owner is also looking to sell its second Pasadena location and Book Soup in West Hollywood. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2024-01-18 18:16:13 UTC ]
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Religion Book Sales Up 1.2% in October, 7.1% Year-to-Date

Sales of religious print books remain solid through October, offsetting slow digital sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Religion & Spirituality Books On-Sale Calendar: February 2024

Advice from Pope Francis on ‘good’ living, the latest title from bestselling author Jennie Allen, and stories from ‘Today’ show host Savannah Guthrie are among new religion books hitting shelves in February. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book Club Picks for January 2024

'Good Morning America' spotlights Vanessa Chan's debut novel, Jenna Hager Bush selects Bonnie Jo Campbell's latest, and more of this month's picks by the nation's biggest book clubs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Print Book Sales Fell 2.6% in 2023

A 1.7% increase in sales in the fourth quarter kept the drop at 2.6% for the year, overcoming a 4.1% drop during the first nine months. Smaller than expected losses in sales of books for adults helped to offset plunges in the children’s sector. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Poetry sales boom as Instagram and Facebook take work to new audiences

Writing and reading poems is no longer a minority pastime as verse overlaps with self-help genre and classics are revisitedIt was only last year that the Scottish poet Donna Ashworth was given a publishing contract. Now the 48-year-old has ended 2023 with five of her books in the Top 20 poetry... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-12-24 12:00:53 UTC ]
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Holiday Book Sales Slip Again

For the second consecutive week, gains in adult and young adult fiction were not enough to offset declines in all other categories, resulting in a 2.9% decline in unit sales of print books last week from the comparable week in 2022. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The End of the Holiday Print Book Sales Streak

Sales of Liz Cheney's new book got off to a good start and three titles by Rebecca Yarros continued to be hot, but print sales dipped 1.1% last week from a year ago. The decline put an end to two weeks of higher sales over 2022. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick opens up and performs at the L.A. Times Book Club

On Dec. 12, California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick talks about life on the road at the L.A. Times Book Club. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Book Club Picks for December 2023

Jenna Bush Hager selects Lauren Grodstein's 'We Must Not Think of Ourselves,' Reese Witherspoon spotlights Ella Berman's 'Before We Were Innocent,' and more of this month's picks by the nation's biggest book clubs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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A Book Club Took 28 Years to Read ‘Finnegans Wake.’ Now, It’s Starting Over.

The group in California started on the notoriously challenging novel by James Joyce in 1995. In October, it reached the end. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Holiday Book Sales Have Another Good Week

Holiday sales of print books followed a small increase over Thanksgiving week with a 4.2% gain last week over the week ended December 3, 2022, at outlets that report to Circana BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Suzanne Collins, Rebecca Yarros Drove Print Book Sales Up over Thanksgiving

Titles in the Hunger Games and Empyrean series sold in big numbers last week, leading to a 1.4% increase in sales of print books over 2022. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What to Do When You Hate Your Own Book Club Pick

So you picked the book club book and it turns out you hate it. Whoops! A reader offers tips for what to do next. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Rebecca Yarros Rescued Print Book Sales Last Week

Led by huge numbers for two Rebecca Yarros titles, unit sales of print books rose 3.9% last week over the comparable week in 2022 at outlets that report to Circana BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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