'Strong' UK interest as Patricia Highsmith's diaries up for sale

Several UK publishers have their eyes on the UK rights to novelist Patricia Highsmith’s extensive diaries, which will for the first time tell of the author’s “heart-break, difficult choices, hard-won professional triumphs and a furiously fast-paced social life”.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-31 19:04:45 UTC ]
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UK ebook sales flounder as interest in print copies rebounds

Book sales in the UK are on the rise, but not because of ebooks. Figures for 2016 released by the Publishers Association show a 7 percent rise over 2015, the largest year-over-year growth in a decade. Physical book sales were up 8 percent, however eb... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Clayton to lead UK field sales for Bonnier Publishing UK

Hachette's Sarah Clayton has been appointed head of UK Field Sales for Bonnier Publishing UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blackwell's reports 'strong' Christmas sales

Blackwell's has reported "strong" Christmas sales with the chain's online business enjoying a "buoyant" trading period.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-13 17:46:29 UTC ]
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PNBA 2019: Strong Sales Make for Upbeat Show

With a good summer and the beginnings of a strong fall, booksellers at this year's Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association annual trade show, were decidedly upbeat. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Children/YA Has Strong July Sales Gains

Sales in the children/young adult category rose 16.6% in July over July 2018, while sales of adult books increased 3.9% in the month over 2018, according to the AAP’s StatShot program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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New chapter? UK print book sales fall while audiobooks surge 43%

Publishers hit by surprise 5.4% fall in 2018 – but warn against proclaiming terminal declineUK book sales fell for the first time in five years in 2018, despite the success of bestsellers such as Michelle Obama’s autobiography, Becoming.The UK publishing industry was hit by a surprise fall of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-06-25 23:01:37 UTC ]
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Artbook/D.A.P launches UK and Europe sales and distribution programme

Artbook/D.A.P. has launched a new global sales and distribution programme to expand its reach into bookshops, wholesalers and libraries in the UK and beyond. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-21 14:39:34 UTC ]
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Clarke steps down from W H Smith as group reports strong sales

Stephen Clarke is stepping down as group chief executive at W H Smith with high street m.d. Carl Cowling to take on the role, as the group reports strong sales in its latest report.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-21 07:15:56 UTC ]
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Hachette UK reports 'strong' growth but parent company Lagardère's profits fall

Hachette UK has reported "strong" sales growth in 2018, although parent company Lagardère saw profits fall 9.6%. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK sales of translated fiction grows by 5%

UK sales of translated fiction grew by 5.5% last year, largely thanks to sales by top authors like Jo Nesbo, research commissioned by the Man Booker International Prize shows. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Barefoot strengthens position in UK market with Abrams sales deal

US-based independent publisher Barefoot Books is hoping to expand its position in the UK market through a new sales partnership with Abrams & Chronicle Books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fanny Hill auction: Banned book arouses 'strong interest'

A 19th Century copy of banned book Fanny Hill sells for more than nine times its estimate. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2019-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK sales director Sauerwine to leave Kings Road Publishing

Andrew Sauerwine is stepping down from his role as UK sales director of Kings Road Publishing "to seek new opportunities".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Leading the entertainment pack': UK print book sales rise again

Bestsellers including Michelle Obama’s Becoming cited as reasons for success, with industry voices praising sector for fourth consecutive year of growthFormer first lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, which sold more than half a million copies in less than two months, has helped the UK book... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Becoming' Gives a Strong Start to Holiday Sales

'Becoming' by Michelle Obama was easily the biggest hit at independent bookstores over the Thanksgiving weekend. Indies were also keeping a wary eye on inventory levels amid reports of potential shortages of hot-selling titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S UK records 'very strong' 2017

Simon & Schuster UK saw profit before tax boom by more than half last year, in what UK c.e.o. Ian Chapman described as a "very, very strong year" for the company. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH first half sales down but core business remains 'strong'

Penguin Random House (PRH) has recorded a decline in sales and earnings for the first six months of 2018, owing to exchange rate effects, according to Bertelsmann's first-half operating results. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book sales in Wales and the West outstrip the rest of UK

Wales and the West is emerging as the area with the fastest-growing book sales of 2018 so far, according to fresh statistics from Nielsen BookScan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ovenden moves to LKP as head of UK sales

Madeleine Ovenden, previously of Michael O’Mara, has been appointed head of UK sales for Laurence King Publishing (LKP). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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