National Poetry Day celebrated as sales rise 15%

National Poetry Day takes place today (28th September) with the launch of a new BBC poetry and performance festival featuring Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish and Simon Armitage among others. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent Bookstore Day 2018: Animals and Authors Inspire Sales

More than 500 bookstores participated in this year's Independent Bookstore Day, which took place across the U.S. this past Saturday, April 28. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CLiPPA shortlist celebrates diversity in children’s poetry

The six books shortlisted for this year’s CLPE Children’s Poetry Award (CLiPPA) showcases the diversity of both the poets and the publishers working with the medium, according to the organiser. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2018: Audiobooks Continues Steady Sale Rise

“Audiobooks are the golden child of publishing at the moment,” said Orna O’Brien, conference manager of Quantum, the digital conference that preceded the opening of the London Book Fair on Monday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales in Juvenile Categories Continued to Rise in Early March

Unit sales of print books in the week ended Mar. 12, 2018, inched ahead 1% over the comparable week in 2017, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Snow blights World Book Day celebrations but tour goes ahead

World Book Day organisers have said all events for the Biggest Book Show on Earth tour will go ahead despite the snow, although some authors have had to cancel their school appearances. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S UK saw sales and profit rise in 2017

Simon & Schuster UK saw a rise in sales and profit in 2017, driven by a "significant" increase in print and downloadable audio book sales, the firm has revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HC Earnings Rise 7% in Q2 on 1% Sales Gain

The positive impact of currency fluctuations, plus higher backlist sales in its children's division, led to a 1% revenue rise at HarperCollins this past quarter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bullish Scottish indies report sales rises in 2017

Scottish booksellers have trumpeted a strong year of trade in 2017, despite economic uncertainty and competition from online retailers. Rosamund de la Hey, The Mainstreet Trading Company, Golden Hare Books, Lighthouse Bookshop, Mairi Oliver, Marie Moser, The Edinburgh Bookshop Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Foyles defies Crossrail works to post festive sales rise

Foyles’ sales were marginally up in value terms in December, despite the mini-chain being hit by a drop in footfall, which it said was a result of adverse weather and roadworks outside its flagship branch on Charing Cross Road in London. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookshops bullish about 2018 after Christmas sales rise

Indie bookshops are kicking off 2018 with confidence after the majority reported sales rises over the Christmas period, but some some have urged publishers to take more risks and work harder to build authors into brands this year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sainsbury's and Blackwell's report rise in Christmas book sales

Sainsbury’s and Blackwell’s have reported positive book sales over the Christmas period, with Pete Selby, head of books at the supermarket, saying that gift purchases are now "shifting" from other entertainment to books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At Time Inc., a Jittery Reckoning on the Day After the Sale

Many employees of Times Inc. had been stunned by the news that the publisher had agreed to sell itself to the Meredith Corporation. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2017-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Week Before Thanksgiving, Unit Sales Rise 2%

Unit sales of print books rose 2% in the week ended Nov. 19, 2017, over the comparable week in 2016 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales, Earnings Rise at HarperCollins

Revenue at HarperCollins rose 3% in the quarter ended September 30, compared to the same quarter a year ago. Earnings at the publisher, according parent company News Corp, increased 4%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon sales rise 34% in third quarter

Amazon has reported a 34% rise in sales to $43.7bn (£33.41bn) for the three months ending September 30th, with the recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market contributing $1.3bn (£0.99bn) to that total. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NYCC 2017: Manga Sales Continue to Rise

U.S. manga sales continue to grow thanks to the popularity of such series as Pokeman, Legend of Zelda, Fairy Tail, My Hero Academia and others. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookshops celebrate Super Thursday and prepare for Bookshop Day

Booksellers are gearing up for a "very exciting and busy" Super Thursday today (5th October), although one has argued the multitudes of releases may mean some "great" titles get overlooked. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dominance of celebrity World Book Day titles slammed

Staff at Kenilworth Books are so “deeply concerned and disappointed about the dominance of ‘celebrity’ writers” on this year's list of World Book Day (WBD) titles that they have pledged to donate to the Society of Authors every time a customer takes one of their recommendations for the duration... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unit Sales Rise 4% in Late September

After four weeks of declining sales, units bounced back in the week ended Sept. 24, 2017, increasing 4% over the comparable week in 2016 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Celebrity authors join World Book Day party

Celebrity authors including “Great British Bake Off” champion Nadiya Hussain, broadcaster and writer Clare Balding OBE, musician and author Tom Fletcher and comedian Julian Clary, are penning titles for next year’s World Book Day (WBD) offering. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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