Review of the Year 2019: The Bestsellers

With print books selling 191.6 million units for £1.66bn, 2019 became the print market’s fifth consecutive year of growth and its best since 2010 in value terms, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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BookCon 2019: Mixed Reviews for This Year's Literary Fan Fest

This year's BookCon literary fan fest drew mixed reviews from attendees, some of whom felt that publishers focused more on merchandising rather than on providing booklovers with an experience or giving them free swag. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Print grows for fifth consecutive year in 2019

Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson’s Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light (Bluebird) has re-claimed the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, with 44,024 copies sold through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market, as the print market posts 2.4% growth in value for 2019 and a 0.4% bump in volume year on... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-30 18:15:33 UTC ]
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The Most-Read Book Reviews of 2019

Of the thousands of book reviews we published this year, these are the 10 most-read reviews of books that published in 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Dav Pilkey Is PW’s Person of the Year for 2019

Over the course of a wildly creative career, Dav Pilkey has written and drawn more than 60 books that have gotten millions of children excited about reading with their goofy, gross-out humor and genuine empathy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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This Week's Bestsellers: December 23, 2019

Dav Pilkey, PW’s person of the year, has the #1 book in the country with the latest Dog Man installment, ‘Fetch-22.’ Plus the HBO tie-in addition of ‘Watchmen’ is building a readership, and books about female courage are making a strong showing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling started 2019 with wizard poop. She’s ending the year by stepping in it

The Harry Potter creator’s year is now bookended by Twitter controversies, but this latest one is much worse. The constant hum of Twitter outrage makes it all sound the same at a distance. Everyone is mad online again? What else is new?Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-12-19 12:15:49 UTC ]
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In Year-End Note, S&S’s Reidy Hails Merger, New Imprints, Bestsellers

In her annual year-end letter to Simon & Schuster staff, S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy cited the successful launch of new imprints and publishing initiatives and a long list of bestselling S&S titles, and projected a wave of new opportunities as part of ViacomCBS. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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What Made 2019 a Good Year for Magazine Media

A few years ago I started making predictions about the upcoming year. Admittedly, they haven’t exactly been bold, but have really been more of a heads up on what trends to look out for and what sort of coverage you can expect from us as a reader. Last December, I followed up on my predictions... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Dohle hails 'successful' 2019 for PRH in year end letter to staff

Penguin Random House c.e.o. Markus Dohle has hailed the company's acquisitions and investments and called on the firm to leverage its "unique role in the world as a force for good", in a year end letter to staff.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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This Week's Bestsellers: December 9, 2019

James Patterson has two new books on our list, one centered on staple character Alex Cross and the other starring Ali Cross, the detectives son. Plus the Trump White House and WWII remain fertile ground for authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Raymond Antrobus wins 2019 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award

Multi-award winning poet Raymond Antrobus has been named winner of the 2019 Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award for his debut The Perseverance (Penned in the Margins). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon Charts: Heather Morris and Pinch of Nom top 2019 bestsellers

Heather Morris and Pinch of Nom have topped the Amazon Charts for 2019, with the retailer revealing its top five bestsellers in Most-Read: Fiction, Most-Sold: Fiction, Most-Read: Non-Fiction and Most-Sold: Non-Fiction charts for the year to date. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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This Week's Bestsellers: November 25, 2019

Bush twins Jenna and Barbara have the #5 book in the country with ‘Sisters First.’ Plus Kevin Wilson’s ‘Nothing to See Here’ hits our list for the first time in its third week on sale, and the latest incarnation of ‘Joy of Cooking’ remains a family affair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Foyles reveals Books of the Year 2019

Books by Ocean Vuong, Lisa Taddeo and Katherine Rundell have triumphed to be named Foyles 2019 Books of the Year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Interview With Beth O’Leary, Author of WHSmith 2019 Fiction Book of the Year

Congratulations to Beth O'Leary! Her debut novel The Flatshare was recently announced as 2019 Fiction Book of the Year by the British retailer WHSmith—an honor previously bestowed on books such as Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and The Girl on the Train by Paula... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

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This Week's Bestsellers: November 18, 2019

Eight years after ‘The Night Circus,’ Erin Morgenstern returns with ‘The Starless Sea,’ #10 in the country. Plus Neal Shusterman concludes his Arc of a Scythe trilogy with ‘The Toll,’ and ‘I Heard You Paint Houses,’ retitled ‘The Irishman,’ hits the big and small screens. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: November 11, 2019

Lee Child has the #1 book in the country with ‘Blue Moon.’ The week’s other notable releases include ‘The Beautiful Ones,’ Prince’s posthumously published memoir, and ‘Find Me,’ André Aciman’s sequel to ‘Call Me by Your Name.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Harvard Business Review Wins Magazine of the Year at the Eddie & Ozzie Awards Gala

NEW YORK—Magazine and digital media professionals from all over the country gathered Wednesday evening to celebrate honorees for excellence in editorial and design. B2B, consumer and regional brands competed for Folio:’s 2019 Eddie and Ozzie Awards, the largest and most comprehensive such... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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This Week's Bestsellers: November 1, 2019

Ree Drummond has the #1 book in the country with ‘The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier,’ one of three high-profile cookbook releases. Plus Brent Weeks closes out his epic fantasy series Lightbringer, and Instagram-popular artist Charlie Mackesy publishes his first fable. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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