Bookseller Briefing 13/19 – week ending 29 March

  Pinch of Nom becomes fastest-selling non-fiction title recorded Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson’s slimming cookbook Pinch of Nom (Bluebird), based on the authors’ food blog, has become the fastest-selling non-fiction title of the Nielsen BookScan era, selling a gastronomical 210,506 copies through its Total Consumer Market, beating Alex Ferguson’s My Autobiography (Hodder) in its first week on sale in…

Bookseller Briefing 12/19 – week ending 22 March

Northern Fiction Alliance and literary agency join forces to ‘demystify’ publishing A conference will be held in Manchester next month “demystifying” publishing and giving advice on landing a role in the industry. Organised by Comma Press, the Northern Fiction Alliance and The bks Agency, the ‘Get a Job in Publishing’ conference takes place on 27th…

Bookseller Briefing 11/19 – week ending 15 March

  Audio ‘booming’ with 13% growth last year Audiobooks are the fastest growing publishing format with 13% growth in 2018, according to Nielsen BookScan. Revealing the figures at The London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference, Nielsen said the audiobook boom is continuing with volume up 13% since 2017 and up 87% since 2014. Audiobooks now account…

Bookseller Briefing 10/19 – week ending 8 March

  Top 20 most influential banned books revealed Academic Book Week has revealed the 20 most influential banned books and launched a public vote to find the public’s number one. Selected by academic booksellers across the UK and Ireland in association with Index on Censorship, the public are now invited to vote on the most…

Bookseller Briefing 9/19 – week ending 1 March

  China crackdown on maps sparks major production delays A new censorship crackdown in China has led to Beijing officals checking all books being printed in the country for maps, causing delays of up to eight weeks for production teams and derailing launches for books featuring any kind of map. Chinese censors have long taken a…

Bookseller Briefing 8/19 – week ending 22 February

  Trade bodies welcome EU breakthrough on copyright rules The Society of Authors, the Publishers Association and Booksellers Association have welcomed the EU’s breakthrough on a new copyright directive that will produce the first major revamp of copyright rules in 18 years. The EU said the new deal will modernise copyright for the digital age. US technology…