July Religion Bestsellers: ‘Purpose Driven Life’ Makes a Comeback; James Patterson Tops

Rick Warren is back in the top 10 in Religion Nonfiction with his perennial favorite, ‘The Purpose Driven Life.’ Plus, James Patterson debuts on PW’s Religion Fiction Bestsellers list with the paperback edition of ‘Woman of God.’ Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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PPA appoints James Papworth as marketing director

The Professional Publishers Association (PPA), the body for UK magazine publishers, has appointed former IPC leader James Papworth as its first marketing director in three years. Continue reading at Media Week

[ Media Week | 2011-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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P D James to write Austen murder mystery

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 22/09/2011 - 11:01 Faber is to publish a new detective novel from P D James which combines a murder investigation with the world and characters of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, revisiting Darcy and Elizabeth six years into their... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Simon & Schuster to publish Country Life titles

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 22/09/2011 - 08:48 Simon & Schuster has signed a deal with Country Life magazine to publish a new series of tie-in books, beginning this autumn with Curious Observations: A Country Miscellany. The book will comprise writings, articles and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Ratings for App Functionality: Who Made the Top Grade?

Nothing turns a tech user off faster than system malfunctions. In the arms race the app market has shaped up to be, publishers are debuting their offerings as quickly as they can produce them. Unfortunately, this often does not leave time to work out the final kinks of download issues, faulty... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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To Kill a Mockingbird tops WBN poll

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 13/09/2011 - 09:00 Readers have nominated Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird as the book they would most like to see given away as part of next year's World Book Night. During the past two months, more than 6,000 book lovers had been nominating... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Mac acquires French bestseller

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 07/09/2011 - 08:15 Pan Macmillan has acquired a title which has sold, according to the publisher, more than a quarter of a million copies in eight weeks in France and went to number one in the bestseller charts. Editorial director Liz Gough... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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One Day top as new releases fail to boost market

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 06/09/2011 - 16:04 David Nicholls' One Day (Hodder) remains comfortably the bestselling book in the UK. The novel, which currently tops the Amazon, Apple and Waterstone's ebook charts, sold 83,050 physical copies of its original and tie-in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Huntingdon tops Amazon's 'most well-read' list

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 05/09/2011 - 08:10 People in Huntingdon and Cambridge buy the most books of any town or city in the UK, according to a list compiled by Amazon from its print and Kindle sales since the start of the year. Towns in Kent, Wiltshire and West Sussex... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quercus plots to become top five UK trade publisher

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 02/09/2011 - 15:24 Quercus plans to increase its staff by 40% within the next three years, as it aims to become one of the UK’s top five trade publishers. The indie outfit is currently ranked as the 14th largest UK operation in terms of sales... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Readmill Aims to Make Digital Reading Social

As ebooks become popular, there are increasing opportunities to share and personalize the digital reading experience. That's where the upcoming Readmill iPad app and social network come in. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-09-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Top That gets celeb help for The Froobles

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Mon, 22/08/2011 - 11:52 Top That is turning to celebrities to help launch its newest brand, The Froobles, with Johnny Vaughan, Denise van Outen, Edith Bowman and Reggie Yates providing the voice-overs for its Froobles apps. The Froobles are a range... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Soli and Spurling win James Tait Black Prizes

Publication Date: Fri, 19/08/2011 - 20:23 Debut novelist Tatjani Soli and theatre critic Hilary Spurling have been awarded the James Tait Black Prizes, Britain’s oldest literary awards. Soli’s The Lotus Eaters (HarperPress) was awarded the £10,000 fiction prize at the Edinburgh International... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Reader's Digest' Wants Your Life Story in 150 Words or Less

Oh boy, do I have a contest for you long-winded Facebookers and personal bloggers. It's called, "Your Life: The Reader's Digest Version." The venerable magazine is willing to shell out $25,000 if you can keep The Story of You to a crisp and compelling 150 words (words, not characters—this isn't... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2011-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Top Pay Grade

Executives in different parts of the publishing business did fairly well in 2010, according to PW's annual look at salaries. With the exception of those at Books-A-Million and Scholastic, compensation for the top managers went up in the past year as their companies saw generally improved results... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-08-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Child's play for Lee as he tops charts

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 10/08/2011 - 09:08 Lee Child's 15th Jack Reacher thriller, Worth Dying For (Bantam), was the bestselling book in the UK last week, scoring impressive sales of 32,275 copies in just three days upon its release on Thursday. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bonnier Tops, Up 12 Percent In Ad Pages for First Half 2011

January to June 2011 saw mixed results for major publishers’ ad page results. Bonnier’s 29 titles experienced the highest growth out of six major publishers included in a set of data from MagazineRadar; Conde Nast, Hearst, Hearst-owned Hachette, Time Inc. and Meredith Corporation ad pages were... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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July retail growth "modest", amid poor book market

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 09/08/2011 - 09:43 July retail sales saw a modest improvement, according to figures from the British Retail consortium, though book sales fell to their lowest level for seven years with food continuing to outperform non-food items. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pan Mac finds A Dog's Purpose

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 10:59 Pan Macmillan has acquired a book described as a cross between Marley and Me and Tuesdays with Morrie, called A Dog's Purpose by W Bruce Cameron, already a bestseller in the US. Fiction publisher Jeremy Trevathan bought... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Humphreys makes first buys for Serpents Tail

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 11:05 A book dubbed “Watership Down meets True Grit” is among Sam Humphreys’ first acquisitions at Serpent’s Tail since she moved from Picador. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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July books spending hits seven year low

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Thu, 04/08/2011 - 15:50 Spending on physical books in July slumped to its lowest level in seven years as ebooks continue to encroach onto traditional bookseller territory. According to Nielsen BookScan data, £111.5m was spent on printed books in the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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