'Stratospheric' political book sales almost double in two years

Exposés of the Trump White House have led the boom, but readers have also been turning to theoretical work from authors including Marx and OrwellWhether it boils down to a desperation to understand the intricacies of Theresa May’s backstop or a longing for reason in these troubled times, sales of politics books have almost doubled over the last two years.Data revealed at a London book fair conference on Monday showed that politics and government titles were the fastest-growing category in non-fiction, up by 170% in 2018, with 1.8m books sold. Driven by titles including Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, which brought in sales worth almost £2.5m, and Reni Eddo-Lodge’s polemic Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, which sold more than 100,000 copies, sales of political books were worth £20.4m last year, according to Nielsen Book, up from £11.7m in 2016. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kuala Lumpur is the 2020 World Book capital; more political books in the US released and compete with growing sales of Woodward's 'Fear'; and PRH has a new CFO. The post Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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

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Last Year's Books Top This Year's First Quarter Sales

Michelle's Obama's 'Becoming,' released in early November, was the biggest title, selling 629,000 copies through outlets that report to BookScan in the period ended March 30. Only three books released in 2019 made the top 20 list in the quarter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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World Book Day sales soar year on year as campaign report assesses engagement

Sales of World Book Day (WBD) titles soared by more than 50% in comparison to last year, with 469,274 copies in total shifted in the week of the event, sales figures have shown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Cold snap book sales plunge 16% year on year

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BookNet: Canada’s Book Club Memberhips Have Doubled This Year

In its new report on Canadians and book clubs, BookNet reports that celebrity and the search for 'the new Oprah' is not as strong as many might expect. The post BookNet: Canada’s Book Club Memberhips Have Doubled This Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Hodder scores double nomination on William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award shortlist

Hodder & Stoughton has scooped two nominations on this year’s William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award shortlist.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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French book sales dipped 1.6% last year

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Literature Wales disputes claim its Book of the Year fails to boost sales

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NPD Group Sees 32-Percent Rise in US Political Books, Year to Date

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Print sales for Hillary Clinton’s book are best in five years for a nonfiction release

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Books on Politics, Trump Get Election Sales Bump

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Book Sales' Shapiro Retires After 52 Years

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