To the Slaughter: First number one in nine years for Karin

Karin Slaughter’s The Good Daughter (HarperCollins) has murdered the competition, selling 20,288 copies for £79,926 to claim the crime author’s first UK Official Top 50 number one spot since March 2009. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Record number of stores in the running for Independent Bookshop of the Year

The British Book Awards, or Nibbies, have revealed the regional shortlists for the 2020 Independent Bookshop of the Year with a record 49 bookshops from nine regions across the UK and Ireland vying to be named the country’s best indie retailer for books.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-18 22:49:23 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Karin Slaughter Is Killing the Crime Market

With her singular surname, it’s no surprise that bestselling crime writer Karin Slaughter ('The Last Widow', Morrow, Aug.) was destined to write about crime. Slaughter laughs and says, “It was either that or become a serial killer.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Amount of Fake Accounts Removed From Facebook This Year Nearly Equals Its Number of Total Active Users

Facebook disabled more than 2 billion fake accounts on Facebook in the first quarter of 2019 alone, nearly the same amount of total monthly active users the company has, the company said Thursday in a report about how it is enforcing its platform rules. The company pulled almost 2.2 billion fake... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-05-23 20:09:09 UTC ]
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Karin Slaughter | 'I get gendered questions about the violence in my books'

It was at LBF 2015 that Karin Slaughter became the marquee name in HarperCollins’ global scheme. Four years on, she returns to the scene of the crime. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookshop numbers rise for second consecutive year

The Booksellers Association has reported a second year of growth in its independent bookshop membership, with 15 new shops joining the trade body in 2018. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lucky 13 for Kinney as The Meltdown scores author's first number one in three years

Jeff Kinney’s 13th Wimpy Kid title The Meltdown (Puffin) has nipped into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 57,790 copies to claim the author’s first overall number one since November 2015. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kinsella lands first number one in four years

Sophie Kinsella’s Surprise Me (Black Swan) has elbowed John Grisham from the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 19,104 copies in its first three days on sale through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kerridge gives Bloomsbury its first number one in eight years

Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet (Absolute) has leapfrogged two Joe Wicks titles to claim the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, shifting 15,279 copies for £160,976.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James ties down second consecutive number one, half-year market gains

E L James’ Grey had its second straight 300,000-plus weekly print sale—pushing the book's combined UK ebook and physical sales over the 1 million unit mark—while the overall British print books market has experienced its first half-year rise in seven years.    Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Facebook: 10 years of social networking, in numbers

Ten years today, the social networking giant has notched up some interesting numbers along the way• How Facebook became the world's biggest social network1.23bn monthly usersBy the end of 2013, Facebook boasted 1.23bn monthly active users worldwide, adding 170m in just one year. According to... Continue reading at The Guardian

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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

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Bookshop numbers halved in seven years, says research

Bookshops in the UK have halved in seven years, while consumers spent £261 million on e-... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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E-reader numbers 'set to rise 70%' this year

Publishers are readying themselves to respond to an explosion of e-reading devices in the UK in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sales fell 11% year-on-year in second quarter, Nielsen estimates

Book sales fell 11% by volume year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, estimates by Nielsen suggest, although there have been gains on 2019 since bookshops reopened. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-05 21:42:39 UTC ]
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Strong year for Children's publishing as W H Smith unveils Books of the Year

W H Smith has unveiled its Books of the Year, with the retailer recognising two children's books for the first time.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-13 15:22:56 UTC ]
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HBO's *Years and Years* Unlocks Sci-Fi's Ultimate Potential

At its core, science fiction is a tool for building thought experiment machines. That's the game Russell T Davies' new show is playing so beautifully. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-07-11 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Preakness TV audience down about 10 percent year to year in Baltimore — and twice that nationally

The TV audience in Baltimore for Saturday’s Preakness race was down 10.65 percent compared with that in 2018. Those are household figures from Nielsen that measure the size of the audience during the actual running of the race. They are provided by WBAL-TV, the NBC affiliate that aired NBC’s... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-20 13:50:00 UTC ]
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Preakness TV audience down about 10 percent year to year in Baltimore — and twice that nationally

The TV audience in Baltimore for Saturday’s Preakness race was down 10.65 percent compared with that in 2018. Those are household figures from Nielsen that measure the size of the audience during the actual running of the race. They are provided by WBAL-TV, the NBC affiliate that aired NBC’s... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-20 13:50:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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