'It's a mega year!': book trade braces for autumn onslaught of major new titles

After the lockdown, hundreds of delayed titles are expected this autumn including many household names vying for Christmas successFrom Richard Osman’s first crime novel to Caitlin Moran’s new memoir, almost 600 hardbacks are due to be published on 3 September in a “massive bun fight” of new titles, as books delayed over the summer due to Covid-19 finally make it on to shelves.Autumn is the busiest time of the year in books, with publishers bringing out their biggest titles in the hope of hitting the Christmas jackpot on what has been dubbed “Super Thursday” by the book trade. But this year, the closure of bookshops for more than two months due to the pandemic means that many of the titles held back over the summer are now due to hit shelves this autumn, with a series of what trade magazine the Bookseller called “mini-Super Thursdays” lining up across September and October. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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Rewarding Top-Selling Titles: 42 Titles on the ‘Nibbies’ Books of the Year Shortlist

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Six books compete for the prize of Oddest Book Title of the Year

The Bookseller magazine will be giving out the award for the thirty-fifth year in a row, with competitors including 'Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop' and 'How To Sharpen Pencils.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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And the Oddest Book Title of the Year goes to . . .

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Camels, curves, circumcised Superman: here are the finalists for the Oddest Book Title of the Year.

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