Why It Matters That Amazon Shipped Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments” a Week Early

Back in May, I signed an embargo agreement on behalf of my bookstore stating that I would “ensure that [The Testaments by Margaret Atwood] is stored in a monitored and locked, secured area and not placed on the selling floor prior to the on-sale date.” The idea behind such agreements is that retailers must sign […] The post Why It Matters That Amazon Shipped Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments” a Week Early appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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Amazon US delivers pre-order copies of The Testaments a week early

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/atwood-star-global-cinema-event-six-string-uk-tour-970551Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments has been sent out to some readers a week before publication due to “retailer error”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Handmaid's sales: Margaret Atwood's The Testaments is immediate hit

Novelist’s return to the dystopia of Gilead sold more than 100,000 copies in hardback in its first week on sale in the UKA hardback copy of Margaret Atwood’s follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, was sold every four seconds in the UK last week, according to sales figures that show... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Margaret Atwood discusses attempted cyber theft of The Testaments

Margaret Atwood has spoken of the “phoney emails” from cyber criminals attempting to access The Testaments (Chatto & Windus), at a global press conference in London. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-09 16:45:54 UTC ]
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Dowd and Hawkins to join live Margaret Atwood event for The Testaments

"The Handmaid's Tale" star Ann Dowd and Sally Hawkins will join Margaret Atwood as special guests for a live cinema event to mark the publication of The Testaments (Vintage).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon apologises for 'technical error' following early US release of The Testaments

Amazon has apologised for the “technical error” which saw Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated The Testaments distributed to some pre-order customers almost a week ahead of the publication date, breaking a worldwide embargo. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Lily James to join live Margaret Atwood event for The Testaments

Lily James will join Margaret Atwood as a special guest for the live cinema event to mark the long-awaited publication of The Testaments (Chatto & Windus).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Margaret Atwood announces The Handmaid's Tale sequel, The Testaments

Sequel to the Canadian author’s bestselling feminist dystopia will be published around the world in September 2019Margaret Atwood has announced a sequel to her bestselling feminist dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, titled The Testaments. It will be published in September 2019.“Dear Readers,”... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Margaret Atwood and Greta Thunberg battle it out for Waterstones Book of the Year

Margaret Atwood’s Booker-winning The Testaments (Vintage) is vying with offerings from Max Porter, Greta Thunberg and Candice Carty-Williams in a bumper shortlist for Waterstones Book of the Year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo jointly win Booker Prize

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo split the Booker Prize on Monday, after the judging panel ripped up the rule book and refused to name one winner for the prestigious fiction trophy. Continue reading at CBC

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Atwood's The Testaments sells more than 250,000 copies in UK, says Vintage

Margaret Atwood's The Testaments (Chatto & Windus) has sold more than 250,000 copies in the UK across all formats, Vintage has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon Charts: Atwood doubles up as Cameron makes his debut

Margaret Atwood's The Testaments (Vintage) has held the Amazon Charts Most-Sold: Fiction number one for a second week, as former prime minister David Cameron makes his debut in the Most-Sold: Non Fiction chart on pre-orders alone.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Testaments smashes records to sell 103k in first week

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments (Vintage) has soared into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, with 103,177 print copies sold in its first week on sale.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon’s Testaments error calls use of embargoes into question, trade figures claim

Shockwaves rippled across the book industry last Wednesday after Amazon sent customers a copy of The Testaments almost a week early, which it later apologised for and attributed to "technical error". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon Charts: The Testaments jumps the gun

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On the Occasion of Margaret Atwood Day, Here Are Some Photos of Her Over the Years

Well, today is the day you’ve all been waiting for: Margaret Atwood’s hotly hyped, closely guarded, imperfectly embargoed, Booker-shortlisted The Testaments is on the bookstore shelves. For the superfans among you, we’ve collected a selection of photographs of Atwood below, from childhood to the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Atwood greeted by cheers at Testaments midnight Waterstones launch

Margaret Atwood officially launched her follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments (Chatto & Windus), to cheers of delight at a packed-out Waterstones Piccadilly last night. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Challenge of Margaret Atwood

With her new book—the much-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale—the Canadian author is leading a resistance. But it’s not the one you might think. Continue reading at The Atlantic

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The American Booksellers Association responded to Amazon's violation of 'The Testaments' embargo by promising to step up their efforts to persuade the Department of Justice to investigate Amazon's business practices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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