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The Works ups pre-Christmas sales by 12%

The Bookseller – 2012-02-10

The Works is heralding a revived "commitment to books" after appointing a new c.e.o....

W H Smith ‘won market share’ at Christmas

The Bookseller – 2012-01-26

W H Smith says it increased its market share over the Christmas period, with retail analysts...

'Resilient' Christmas trading for W H Smith

The Bookseller – 2012-01-25

W H Smith has reported “resilient” trading over the Christmas period, with total...

Post-Christmas digital sales rocket

The Bookseller – 2012-01-23

Publishers have reported e-book sales surging by up to 355% post-Christmas, as Nielsen BookScan...

Harry Potter magic helps Bloomsbury Publishing to bumper Christmas

Guardian – 2012-01-16

Sales of ebooks up 38% thanks to bestsellers such as Heston at Home and Harry Potter box setBloomsbury Publishing has reported a bumper Christmas with sales of ebooks up 38%, thanks to bestsellers...

Indie publishers enjoy 'strong' Christmas

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Independent publishers have reported a stronger Christmas than in 2010, with Waterstones showing...

"Difficult" Christmas for Bertrams

The Bookseller – 2012-01-10

Bertrams has revealed sales dropped by 0.6% on a like-for-like basis in the run up to the festive...

What Sold in E Over Christmas

Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-06

Last year, when we asked publishers for their five bestselling e-books over Christmas, we received lists full of frontlist bestsellers, with a handful of backlist hits in the mix. This year, we again...

Printed book sales fall as Christmas digital sales rise

The Bookseller – 2012-01-04

Physical book sales in the final week of the year totalled £22.5m — down 70% week on...

Hachette reports a 'blockbuster' Christmas for e-book sales

The Bookseller – 2012-01-03

Hachette has reported a "blockbuster Christmas for e-books", selling more than 100,000...

App download surge on Christmas Day

The Bookseller – 2011-12-30

The number of apps downloaded on Google and Apple surged 125% worldwide to 242m on Christmas Day...

Christmas Day 'biggest ever' for Kindle

The Bookseller – 2011-12-29

Amazon.com has said Christmas Day was the "biggest ever day for Kindle book downloads,...

HC Christmas Day downloads top 100,000

The Bookseller – 2011-12-28

Over 100,000 HarperCollins UK e-books were downloaded on Christmas Day, the publisher has...

The Sunday Times prepares iPad and Android editions for Christmas Day

Media Week – 2011-12-22

The Sunday Times will be published on Christmas Day this year for the first time in its 190-year history, thanks to its new digital versions.

The Bookseller launches Christmas Trading Survey

The Bookseller – 2011-12-21

The Bookseller is launching its annual survey of how independent bookshops have fared with...

Jamie crowned Christmas number one again

The Bookseller – 2011-12-20

TV chef Jamie Oliver has scored his second consecutive Christmas number one, and his fourth since...

Digital marketeers set for busy Christmas Day

The Bookseller – 2011-12-16

Publishers are planning to up their marketing campaigns over the crucial festive period,...

Christmas on 'knife edge', says BRC

The Bookseller – 2011-12-15

Festive sales are still on a “knife edge”, the British Retail Consortium has said, as...

Book sales continue to climb ahead of Christmas

The Bookseller – 2011-12-06

Printed book sales soared by £8.8m week-on-week last week, with the latest edition of...

High street welcomes 'range' Christmas

The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

Booksellers say they are set for a "range Christmas", predicting that it will benefit...

National Literacy Trust launches Christmas appeal

The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

The number of children who do not own a book is increasing, the National Literacy Trust has said...

Radio Times drops Santa Claus from Christmas cover

Guardian – 2011-12-02

Magazine says Father Christmas could be seen as a 'symbol of over-indulgence', so it opts for tree illustrationSanta Claus has been banished from the cover of the Radio Times Christmas issue this...

Christmas gifts 2011: which books will be under your tree?

Guardian – 2011-11-27

Our critics choose the books they intend to give this Christmas, and the ones they hope to receiveWhat do you think are the best books of 2011? Take part in our open thread discussion hereDiana...

Big names set for bumper Christmas

The Bookseller – 2011-11-25

Booksellers are relying on a handful of established names to boost sales this Christmas, with...

Ring in the holidays with "A Charlie Brown Christmas" for tablets

Betanews – 2011-11-19

Yesterday I coughed up $6.99 for Loud Crow Interactive's digital pop-up remake of the Charles Schultz holiday classic. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is available for Android and iOS from the Amazon,...

Amazon.co.uk starts Christmas campaign

The Bookseller – 2011-10-31

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 31/10/2011 - 12:55 Amazon has begun its UK festive promotion today (31st October), opening a Christmas store and revealing Steve Jobs’ biography is...

Dahl in R&J Children's Christmas Book Club

The Bookseller – 2011-09-29

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 29/09/2011 - 09:37 Titles by Roald Dahl, Rod Campbell and Janet and Allan Ahlberg are included in the selection for the third Richard and...

Hardback sales slump hints at late Christmas shop

The Bookseller – 2011-09-21

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:27 Printed book sales in the UK rose for the fourth consecutive week last week but remain significantly behind last year. According...

Odedina's Hot Key for Christmas launch

The Bookseller – 2011-09-16

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:20 Bonnier's new publishing initiative, headed by former Bloomsbury Group editor-in-chief Sarah Odedina, will be called Hot Key...

Retailers hail strong and open Christmas

The Bookseller – 2011-09-12

Written By: Charlotte Williams and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 12/09/2011 - 09:15 Comic actor James Corden, star chef Jamie Oliver and actress Joanna Lumley are among the most hotly tipped...

Newspaper publishers want Christmas to come early

Guardian – 2011-08-29

Press looks to retail spending on advertising to lift revenueNational newspaper publishers are hoping Christmas comes early this year. Publishers, already heavily dependent on the final-quarter...

Retailers hit out at Christmas pricing

The Bookseller – 2011-06-10

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 10/06/2011 - 08:30 Penguin has defended the £30 r.r.p. price of Jamie Oliver's new cookbook as "fantastic value" after retailers accused the...

Marketshare of e-book sales drops back after post-Christmas high

The Bookseller – 2011-05-19

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 19/05/2011 - 10:00 The percentage of e-book purchases has dropped back from the high of the post-Christmas period, falling to 2.5% of all book...

Post-Christmas e-book sales drop 2.5%

The Bookseller – 2011-05-19

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 19/05/2011 - 09:15 The percentage of e-book purchases has dropped back from the high of the post-Christmas period, falling to 2.5% of all book...

E-reader market doubles over Christmas in the UK

The Bookseller – 2011-02-09

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 09/02/2011 - 14:28 The e-reader market doubled over Christmas, according to statistics given out by the Publishers Association at its annual digital...

WHS reports "solid" Christmas

The Bookseller – 2011-01-26

Written By: Lisa Campbell High street book sales at W H Smith were down by around 2% like-for-like in the weeks leading to Christmas, according to analysts briefed by the company, equating to books...

Encouraging Christmas for independent booksellers

The Bookseller – 2011-01-04

Independent booksellers have reported an...

Books For Christmas! What The Heck Is That?

The New York Observer – 2010-12-23

Sometimes the innoncent wisdom of a child says it all. 

Magazine subscriptions study points to power of Christmas

Media Week – 2010-12-17

One in six new magazine subscribers are recruited in the month of December, according to research conducted by magazine trade body the Periodical Publishers Association (PPA).

Pan Mac launches six e-books for Christmas rush

The Bookseller – 2010-12-15

Pan Macmillan has launched a series of six...

Book sellers hope celebrities will lift Christmas sales

Yahoo – 2010-07-17

Book sales are set to receive a boost this Christmas from the publication of memoirs by some of Britain's most famous figures.

Author flies 600 miles on Christmas Day to handdeliver Amazon book

Daily Telegraph – 2009-02-11

A respected author flew 600 miles on Christmas Day to handdeliver a copy of his book after promising an Amazon buyer nextday delivery.

Christmas Essay Was Not His, Author Admits

New York Times – 2009-01-08

A personal Christmas tale posted online by the author Neale Donald Walsch turns out to belong to someone else — the writer Candy Chand, who first published it 10 years ago.

Facebook 'sets Christmas record'

BBC – 2009-01-05

The social networking website was the second most viewed on Christmas Day behind Google, and ahead of YouTube and Hotmail.

iPrayer: Pope blesses iPhone prayer book just in time for Christmas

Scientific American – 2008-12-23

Although Apple's iPhone and iPod are primarily designed to deliver music, movies and other entertainment, they're also being used to bring religion to Web 2.0. A prime example: iBreviary, a...

Bloomington author gives children a look at the Christmas season for teens in the Middle East

The Times of Northwest Indiana – 2008-12-22

Imagine what it's like to be a child in Iraq at Christmastime. Kids in America think and dream about what Santa Claus will bring them Dec. 25. So do children in distant lands. Bloomington, Ind.,...

Christmas books offer wonderful variety

Centre Daily Times – 2008-12-15

For some families, a new Christmas book is part of each year's holiday tradition.

Christmas starting early for children's shops

The Bookseller – 2008-11-06

Exclusives are key to the Christmas offer...

Amazon names Dawn for Christmas

The Bookseller – 2008-11-05

Amazon.co.uk has identified Dawn French’s...

Publishers set for Christmas rush

BBC – 2008-10-02

Nearly 800 book titles are set to be published on Thursday, as authors gear up for the Christmas rush.

Book world launches 800 titles in race for Christmas top 10

Guardian – 2008-10-01

Celebrities, sportsmen and chefs vie for top spot as publishers bet on sales surviving credit crunch

Cooks vs comics in Christmas bunfight

The Bookseller – 2008-09-12

Jonathan Ross and Nigella Lawson are...

Rowling gives children Beedle the Bard for Christmas

Guardian – 2008-07-31

JK Rowling's valediction to the world of child wizardry to be published for the mass market on December 4

Waterstones' "promised land" due for Christmas

The Bookseller – 2012-03-08

Waterstones' m.d. James Daunt has told independent publishers that the “promised land...

Future predicts 'tablet Christmas' sales boost

Guardian – 2012-11-23

Magazine publisher hopes for seasonal surge as digital sales of titles such as T3 break the £6m mark this yearMagazine publisher Future is banking on a huge sales surge of e-editions of its titles...

Gardners abandons Christmas catalogue

The Bookseller – 2012-07-05

Gardners will not produce its own consumer-facing Christmas catalogue this year, but will instead...

First UK Nook Christmas could see digital 'step change'

The Bookseller – 2012-08-24

Analysts have predicted that this Christmas could herald a "real step change" for...

Retailers tip Jamie as their Christmas winner

The Bookseller – 2012-09-17

Jamie Oliver will beat J K Rowling to the Christmas number one book spot, the majority of...

WHS Children's Christmas Book Club launches

The Bookseller – 2012-10-01

Egmont, Simon & Schuster and Templar Publishing have all landed two titles on the W H Smith...

Foyles opens Christmas pop-up shop

The Bookseller – 2012-11-12

Foyles has today (12th November) opened a pop-up bookshop at Central Saint Martins in London to...

Waterstones to expand if Christmas a hit

The Bookseller – 2012-11-15

Waterstones will look to expand is business from next year if the chain records a good Christmas...

Indies sign up for digital Christmas

The Bookseller – 2012-11-19

Twenty-two independent bookshops have signed up to stock Kobo’s e-reader range, with...

Should UK Consumers Boycott Amazon This Christmas?

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-20

Editorials are beginning to appear in UK newspapers encouraging consumers to consider boycotting Amazon and other multinationals who avoid paying UK tax rates.

Horologicon tops indie Christmas tips

The Bookseller – 2012-11-20

Mark Forsyth’s follow-up to last Christmas’ runaway hit The Etymologicon has been...

Christmas digital consumer campaign from Random House

The Bookseller – 2012-11-28

Random House UK has launched its first digital consumer campaign for Christmas on dedicated...

Charlie Brown's Christmas Stocking

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-11-29

Two never-before-reprinted Peanuts Christmas comic strip 'specials' combine to make the perfect gift book for the holidays

Christmas gifts 2012: the best art books

Guardian – 2012-11-30

Michael Prodger on the artists that caught his eye this yearArt books are often subject to a law of inverse proportions, which states that the bigger and glossier the plates the more turgid and...

Christmas pop-up shop for Square Peg

The Bookseller – 2012-12-04

Random House imprint Square Peg is hosting a Christmas pop-up bookshop, running for two days over...

Christmas shopping? These book titles will fit well

SacBee – 2012-12-09

The gift-giving season is counting down and you're running out of time to find just the right items for those on your list. John Lescroart picks "The Panther" by Nelson DeMille John...

Children's publishers ready Christmas digital strategies

The Bookseller – 2012-12-17

Children's publishers' digital Christmas strategies are already being unwrapped, with...

Amazon starts Boxing Day sale on Christmas Day

The Bookseller – 2012-12-17

Amazon.co.uk will begin its Boxing Day sales on Christmas Day this year, responding to the fact...

The Man Who Told A Christmas Story

Slate – 2012-12-18

If you know Jean Shepherd's name, it's probably in connection with the now-classic film A Christmas Story, which is based on a couple of stories in his book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash. He...

Strong start to German Christmas boosted by Hitler title

The Bookseller – 2012-12-19

Christmas sales are picking up in Germany, with double-digit sales growth for the second week...

Jamie Oliver tops Christmas chart

BBC – 2012-12-19

Jamie Oliver tops the Christmas book chart for a third year in a row, with his latest cook book .

Twelve books of Christmas: From romance to zombies

The Washington Post – 2012-12-19

Aside from the gold rings and maybe the geese and French hens (great for urban farmers), the traditional 12 days of gifts just don’t cut it for the modern Christmas list. Swans bite; 12 drummers...

The Twelve Book Trade Days of Christmas

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-12-21

For your holiday pleasure we offer our own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, customized for the publishing business. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Hachette UK sees 250,000 digital Christmas downloads

The Bookseller – 2012-12-27

Hachette UK saw 250,000 e-book sales between Christmas Day and Boxing Day, The Bookseller can...

Christmas content: ebooks boom, iOS uplift

GigaOM – 2012-12-28

Early indications show a big hike in ebook sales, a glut of new iPad owners and a transformative effect for one game studio -- it's another Christmas in which new device gifts give an uplift to...

Christmas sales hold up at Foyles

The Bookseller – 2013-01-03

Christmas trading figures at Foyles showed sales for December 2012 on a par with the same period...

Christmas e-reader sales up 45% at John Lewis

The Bookseller – 2013-01-04

John Lewis has reported a 45% increase in sales of e-readers over the Christmas period, compared...

Amazon tax fallout boosts indie Christmas sales

The Bookseller – 2013-01-07

The majority of independent booksellers saw a Christmas sales rise in 2012, with fall-out from...

Retail sales grow in run-up to Christmas

The Bookseller – 2013-01-08

UK retail sales grew by 1.5% in the run-up to Christmas and online retail saw a boost of 17.8%,...

Yodel and TNT under fire over Christmas supply

The Bookseller – 2013-01-08

The majority of independent booksellers have reported a good Christmas for the supply and...

Bertrams reports strong Christmas trading

The Bookseller – 2013-01-15

Bertrams has announced strong Christmas trading, with the book wholesaler reporting a 5.7%...

New George R R Martin for Christmas

The Bookseller – 2013-05-02

George R R Martin fans will have a new book for Christmas, with the fantasy writer compiling The...

Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' to Hit Theaters at Christmas 2014

Yahoo! News – 2013-07-11

By Todd Cunningham LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Universal Pictures will release the Angelina Jolie-directed "Unbroken" on December 25, 2014. "Unbroken" is set to begin production...

Beckham title coming for Christmas

The Bookseller – 2013-07-29

Headline is to publish David Beckham's "stunningly illustrated and very personal...

Independent booksellers' Christmas picks revealed

The Bookseller – 2013-08-08

Two HarperCollins titles top the Booksellers Association Christmas picks, chosen by independent...

The Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry launches Christmas recipes app

Guardian – 2013-09-18

TV judge teams up with Hachette's Headline Publishing Group for iPhone and iPad cookery appIf you've ever rolled your eyes at the sight of supermarkets stacking the mince pies high in September, look...

Kelly Clarkson To Star In NBC Holiday Special Based On 'A Christmas Carol'

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-19

Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble will headline two separate NBC holiday specials. Clarkson's special will be loosely based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." During the special, which is...

'Wolf Of Wall Street' Christmas Release Now Likely

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-22

Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" will now likely arrive in theaters on Christmas Day. That much, at least, according to an exclusive report from The Los Angeles Times, which offers much of...

Sarah Palin campaigns for Christmas in new book (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-11-07

Sarah Palin will go on tour Nov. 12 to promote her new book "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas." But Sarah Palin will not tour major metropolitan areas, such as...

Christmas pop-up shops from Blackwell's

The Bookseller – 2013-11-07

Blackwell’s plans to open up to six temporary shops in areas associated with book lovers in...

Indie booksellers pick Christmas 'top 10'

The Bookseller – 2013-11-12

Independent booksellers have chosen the 10 "less ordinary" books they think will become...

Morrissey Autobiography gets Christmas special edition

The Bookseller – 2013-11-15

Morrissey's bestselling Autobiography (Penguin Classics) will receive a special hardback...

Sarah Palin Serves Up A Healthy Serving Of Venom In Her Christmas Book

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-16

Initially I planned to ignore this week’s release of Good Tidings and Great Joy, Sarah Palin’s book waging war on the war on Christmas. Few political hucksters milking the culture war for an easy...

Trainspotting's Francis Begbie returns in Big Issue Christmas story

Guardian – 2013-11-17

Irvine Welsh short story He Ain't Lager finds Begbie rehabilitated through art and in love as he visits his familyFrancis Begbie, the sociopathic character prone to bouts of shocking violence in...

Morrissey autobiography rushed out in hardback for Christmas

The Guardian – 2013-11-15

Penguin Classics again breaks with publishing routine for ex-Smith, releasing glossy version of No 1 bestselling memoirHaving already bowed to Morrissey's demand that his autobiography be on an...

Morrissey's Autobiography gets dressed for Christmas

The Guardian – 2013-11-15

Is this glossy, hardback edition of the singer's memoir an indication of a new direction for Penguin Classics?It's not clear who's come the furthest. Morrissey, journeying from figure of fun on the...

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