Retail wars begin as The Book of Dust shoots to number one in pre-order charts

Less than 24 hours after the announcement that Philip Pullman is to release a new epic fantasy series entitled The Book of Dust, the first volume has shot to number one in Amazon's bestseller charts. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry and Meghan biography hits Amazon number one on pre-orders

Finding Freedom (HQ), the new book about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, has hit number one on Amazon based on pre-orders alone following a weekend of headlines about its contents. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-27 07:39:44 UTC ]
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Ending the War on Artisan Cheese begins battle for Oddest book title prize

Shortlist for this year’s Diagram prize also includes The Dirt Hole and Its Variations, Noah Gets Naked and How to Drink Without DrinkingThe Dirt Hole and Its Variations, Ending the War on Artisan Cheese and Noah Gets Naked are among the 2019 nominees for the Bookseller’s annual prize for the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-11-01 00:01:14 UTC ]
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WI14: Booksellers Talk Numbers, Pre-orders

The conversations at Winter Institute 14 in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday focused on commerce, covering sales data, and the best ways to capture pre-order sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trump presidency exposé climbs pre-order chart after media storm

An insider's account about Donald Trump's presidency has risen up the Amazon pre-order charts after the Guardian got hold of an early copy and revealed some of its controversial contents. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Super Thursday: battle for UK book charts Christmas No 1 begins

Jamie Oliver and Phil Collins go up against Ladybird parodies and Danish coziness on bumper publishing day Jamie Oliver and Phil Collins will do battle against Ladybird and the Danish concept of hygge in the race to be Christmas No 1 in the UK book charts, which begins in earnest with the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Roald Dahl scores first number one in book chart

Roald Dahl has scored his first ever Official Top 50 number one, as World Book Day title The Great Mouse Plot (Puffin) leapfrogged Cavan Scott’s The Escape: Star Wars (Egmont). The Great Mouse Plot, illustrated by Quentin Blake, sold 32,096 copies for £32,096, according to Nielsen BookScan’s... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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On Harper Lee, Pre-orders, and Book Product

Go Set a Watchman has become a major hit in a year that needed one and raises questions about American society and its publishing and reading culture. The post On Harper Lee, Pre-orders, and Book Product appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fourth Fifty Shades book whips up unprecedented pre-ordering frenzy

The new instalment – this time written from Christian Grey’s perspective and published on 18 June – is set to dominate the publishing world once againIn July 2012, as the irresistible cultural tidal wave that was the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy was still swelling to its extraordinary peak, the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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To Kill a Mockingbird sequel Harper Collins most pre-ordered book

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee to be released in July, 55 years after publication of Pulitzer Prize winning bookHarper Lee’s eagerly anticipated To Kill a Mockingbird sequel, Go Set a Watchman, has become the most pre-ordered book in publisher Harper Collins’ history.Robert Thomson, chief... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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First It Was Books. Now Amazon Has Frozen Warner Bros. DVD Pre-Orders

Amazon's war on content providers has apparently opened up another front. While the online behemoth is still embroiled in a dispute with Hachette that has led to the removal of the ability to pre-order that publisher's titles on the site, it now seems upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases from... Continue reading at Wired

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U.S. Intelligence Agencies Will Begin Publishing The Number Of Surveillance Orders They Request Each Year

In a victory for transparency advocates in the wake of the PRISM secret surveillance scandal, U.S. intelligence agencies will begin revealing the number of surveillance orders they request per year under various FISA ordinances, as well as national security letters. The agencies will also reveal... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Samsung is taking pre-orders on its Ativ Book 9 Lite

Samsung announced this morning that it is taking pre-orders on its Ativ Book 9 Lite notebook PC, which was first announced on June 20. One of the most interesting features of the new notebook is the custom AMD CPU, which Samsung is describing as a “white-label” quad core. “It’s something we... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2013-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Outcry over book ‘censorship’ reveals how online retailers choose books — or don’t

Bricks-and-mortar booksellers curate books for you. Online, the decisions are more arbitrary. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-22 10:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Children’s Books pre-empts Gibbons debut in major three-book deal

HarperCollins Children's Books has snapped up world rights in a "lightning-strike pre-empt" to A Clock of Stars by children's author Francesca Gibbons in a major three-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-17 07:34:18 UTC ]
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Books: A teen reviews '#Neveragain,' a World War II tragedy comes to life and more book news

Welcome to the Books newsletter! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg, writing my last newsletter from our Spring Street address — next Friday we’ll be packing up for our new digs in El Segundo. THE BIG STORY When I saw that Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors David Hogg and his sister Lauren Hogg had... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unplanned pregnancies, surveillance and war on the books at NZ Book Awards

These are the books the experts think young Kiwis should be reading: Stories about surveillance at a Wellington high school, racism in a French battle field and teenage pregnancy from the perspective of a boy soon-to-be-father. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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VIDEO: JK Rowling secret book tops book chart

JK Rowling has secretly written a crime novel under the guise of male debut writer Robert Galbraith. Continue reading at BBC World

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World Book Day books top charts but sales are down on last year

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:56 Sales of the six £1 World Book Day books fell 36% week-on-week, to 159,000 copies sold—a figure down 9% on the comparative week last year—but they nonetheless continue to dominate the sharp end of this week’s Official UK Top... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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£1 World Book Day books storm to the top of the charts

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 08/03/2011 - 16:01 The latest crop of £1 World Book Day books, led by Cope & Davies' Spy Dog/The Great Pet Shop Panic (Puffin/S&S) take positions one-through-six in this week's Official UK Top 50, with sales totalling 247,235 copies—a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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