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Christmas to be decisive for Borders, Barnes & Noble

Reuters – 2010-12-16

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The two largest U.S. bookstore chains have offered up a compelling cliffhanger this holiday season that will seal the fate of brick-and-mortar bookselling.
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The Works ups pre-Christmas sales by 12%

The Works is heralding a revived "commitment to books" after appointing a new c.e.o.... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-10

W H Smith ‘won market share’ at Christmas

W H Smith says it increased its market share over the Christmas period, with retail analysts... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-26

'Resilient' Christmas trading for W H Smith

W H Smith has reported “resilient” trading over the Christmas period, with total... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-25

Post-Christmas digital sales rocket

Publishers have reported e-book sales surging by up to 355% post-Christmas, as Nielsen BookScan... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-23

Harry Potter magic helps Bloomsbury Publishing to bumper Christmas

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... | Guardian – 2012-01-16

Indie publishers enjoy 'strong' Christmas

Independent publishers have reported a stronger Christmas than in 2010, with Waterstones showing... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

"Difficult" Christmas for Bertrams

Bertrams has revealed sales dropped by 0.6% on a like-for-like basis in the run up to the festive... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-10

What Sold in E Over Christmas

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-06

Printed book sales fall as Christmas digital sales rise

Physical book sales in the final week of the year totalled £22.5m — down 70% week on... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-04

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

Hachette has reported a "blockbuster Christmas for e-books", selling more than 100,000... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-03

App download surge on Christmas Day

The number of apps downloaded on Google and Apple surged 125% worldwide to 242m on Christmas Day... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-30

Christmas Day 'biggest ever' for Kindle has said Christmas Day was the "biggest ever day for Kindle book downloads,... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-29

HC Christmas Day downloads top 100,000

Over 100,000 HarperCollins UK e-books were downloaded on Christmas Day, the publisher has... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-28

The Sunday Times prepares iPad and Android editions for Christmas Day

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. | Media Week – 2011-12-22

The Bookseller launches Christmas Trading Survey

The Bookseller is launching its annual survey of how independent bookshops have fared with... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-21

Jamie crowned Christmas number one again

TV chef Jamie Oliver has scored his second consecutive Christmas number one, and his fourth since... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-20

Digital marketeers set for busy Christmas Day

Publishers are planning to up their marketing campaigns over the crucial festive period,... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-16

Christmas on 'knife edge', says BRC

Festive sales are still on a “knife edge”, the British Retail Consortium has said, as... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-15

Book sales continue to climb ahead of Christmas

Printed book sales soared by £8.8m week-on-week last week, with the latest edition of... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-06

High street welcomes 'range' Christmas

Booksellers say they are set for a "range Christmas", predicting that it will benefit... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

National Literacy Trust launches Christmas appeal

The number of children who do not own a book is increasing, the National Literacy Trust has said... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

Radio Times drops Santa Claus from Christmas cover

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... | Guardian – 2011-12-02

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

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... | Guardian – 2011-11-27

Big names set for bumper Christmas

Booksellers are relying on a handful of established names to boost sales this Christmas, with... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-25

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

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,... | Betanews – 2011-11-19 starts Christmas campaign

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Dahl in R&J Children's Christmas Book Club

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-29

Hardback sales slump hints at late Christmas shop

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-21

Odedina's Hot Key for Christmas launch

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-16

Retailers hail strong and open Christmas

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-12

Newspaper publishers want Christmas to come early

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... | Guardian – 2011-08-29

Retailers hit out at Christmas pricing

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-10

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

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-19

Post-Christmas e-book sales drop 2.5%

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-19

E-reader market doubles over Christmas in the UK

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-09

WHS reports "solid" Christmas

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-01-26

Encouraging Christmas for independent booksellers

Independent booksellers have reported an... | The Bookseller – 2011-01-04

Books For Christmas! What The Heck Is That?

Sometimes the innoncent wisdom of a child says it all.  | The New York Observer – 2010-12-23

Magazine subscriptions study points to power of Christmas

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). | Media Week – 2010-12-17

Pan Mac launches six e-books for Christmas rush

Pan Macmillan has launched a series of six... | The Bookseller – 2010-12-15

Book sellers hope celebrities will lift Christmas sales

Book sales are set to receive a boost this Christmas from the publication of memoirs by some of Britain's most famous figures. | Yahoo – 2010-07-17

Author flies 600 miles on Christmas Day to handdeliver Amazon book

A respected author flew 600 miles on Christmas Day to handdeliver a copy of his book after promising an Amazon buyer nextday delivery. | Daily Telegraph – 2009-02-11

Christmas Essay Was Not His, Author Admits

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. | New York Times – 2009-01-08

Facebook 'sets Christmas record'

The social networking website was the second most viewed on Christmas Day behind Google, and ahead of YouTube and Hotmail. | BBC – 2009-01-05

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

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... | Scientific American – 2008-12-23

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

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.,... | The Times of Northwest Indiana – 2008-12-22

Christmas books offer wonderful variety

For some families, a new Christmas book is part of each year's holiday tradition. | Centre Daily Times – 2008-12-15

Christmas starting early for children's shops

Exclusives are key to the Christmas offer... | The Bookseller – 2008-11-06

Amazon names Dawn for Christmas has identified Dawn French’s... | The Bookseller – 2008-11-05

Publishers set for Christmas rush

Nearly 800 book titles are set to be published on Thursday, as authors gear up for the Christmas rush. | BBC – 2008-10-02

Book world launches 800 titles in race for Christmas top 10

Celebrities, sportsmen and chefs vie for top spot as publishers bet on sales surviving credit crunch | Guardian – 2008-10-01

Cooks vs comics in Christmas bunfight

Jonathan Ross and Nigella Lawson are... | The Bookseller – 2008-09-12

Rowling gives children Beedle the Bard for Christmas

JK Rowling's valediction to the world of child wizardry to be published for the mass market on December 4 | Guardian – 2008-07-31

Waterstones' "promised land" due for Christmas

Waterstones' m.d. James Daunt has told independent publishers that the “promised land... | The Bookseller – 2012-03-08

Future predicts 'tablet Christmas' sales boost

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... | Guardian – 2012-11-23

Gardners abandons Christmas catalogue

Gardners will not produce its own consumer-facing Christmas catalogue this year, but will instead... | The Bookseller – 2012-07-05

First UK Nook Christmas could see digital 'step change'

Analysts have predicted that this Christmas could herald a "real step change" for... | The Bookseller – 2012-08-24

Retailers tip Jamie as their Christmas winner

Jamie Oliver will beat J K Rowling to the Christmas number one book spot, the majority of... | The Bookseller – 2012-09-17

WHS Children's Christmas Book Club launches

Egmont, Simon & Schuster and Templar Publishing have all landed two titles on the W H Smith... | The Bookseller – 2012-10-01

Foyles opens Christmas pop-up shop

Foyles has today (12th November) opened a pop-up bookshop at Central Saint Martins in London to... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-12

Waterstones to expand if Christmas a hit

Waterstones will look to expand is business from next year if the chain records a good Christmas... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-15

Indies sign up for digital Christmas

Twenty-two independent bookshops have signed up to stock Kobo’s e-reader range, with... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-19

Should UK Consumers Boycott Amazon This Christmas?

Editorials are beginning to appear in UK newspapers encouraging consumers to consider boycotting Amazon and other multinationals who avoid paying UK tax rates. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-20

Horologicon tops indie Christmas tips

Mark Forsyth’s follow-up to last Christmas’ runaway hit The Etymologicon has been... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-20

Christmas digital consumer campaign from Random House

Random House UK has launched its first digital consumer campaign for Christmas on dedicated... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-28

Charlie Brown's Christmas Stocking

Two never-before-reprinted Peanuts Christmas comic strip 'specials' combine to make the perfect gift book for the holidays | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-11-29

Christmas gifts 2012: the best art books

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... | Guardian – 2012-11-30

Christmas pop-up shop for Square Peg

Random House imprint Square Peg is hosting a Christmas pop-up bookshop, running for two days over... | The Bookseller – 2012-12-04

Christmas shopping? These book titles will fit well

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... | SacBee – 2012-12-09

Children's publishers ready Christmas digital strategies

Children's publishers' digital Christmas strategies are already being unwrapped, with... | The Bookseller – 2012-12-17

Amazon starts Boxing Day sale on Christmas Day will begin its Boxing Day sales on Christmas Day this year, responding to the fact... | The Bookseller – 2012-12-17

The Man Who Told A Christmas Story

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... | Slate – 2012-12-18

Strong start to German Christmas boosted by Hitler title

Christmas sales are picking up in Germany, with double-digit sales growth for the second week... | The Bookseller – 2012-12-19

Jamie Oliver tops Christmas chart

Jamie Oliver tops the Christmas book chart for a third year in a row, with his latest cook book . | BBC – 2012-12-19

Twelve books of Christmas: From romance to zombies

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 Washington Post – 2012-12-19

The Twelve Book Trade Days of Christmas

For your holiday pleasure we offer our own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, customized for the publishing business. Enjoy and happy holidays! | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-12-21

Hachette UK sees 250,000 digital Christmas downloads

Hachette UK saw 250,000 e-book sales between Christmas Day and Boxing Day, The Bookseller can... | The Bookseller – 2012-12-27

Christmas content: ebooks boom, iOS uplift

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... | GigaOM – 2012-12-28

Christmas sales hold up at Foyles

Christmas trading figures at Foyles showed sales for December 2012 on a par with the same period... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-03

Christmas e-reader sales up 45% at John Lewis

John Lewis has reported a 45% increase in sales of e-readers over the Christmas period, compared... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-04

Amazon tax fallout boosts indie Christmas sales

The majority of independent booksellers saw a Christmas sales rise in 2012, with fall-out from... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-07

Retail sales grow in run-up to Christmas

UK retail sales grew by 1.5% in the run-up to Christmas and online retail saw a boost of 17.8%,... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-08

Yodel and TNT under fire over Christmas supply

The majority of independent booksellers have reported a good Christmas for the supply and... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-08

Bertrams reports strong Christmas trading

Bertrams has announced strong Christmas trading, with the book wholesaler reporting a 5.7%... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-15

New George R R Martin for Christmas

George R R Martin fans will have a new book for Christmas, with the fantasy writer compiling The... | The Bookseller – 2013-05-02

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

By Todd Cunningham LOS ANGELES ( - Universal Pictures will release the Angelina Jolie-directed "Unbroken" on December 25, 2014. "Unbroken" is set to begin production... | Yahoo! News – 2013-07-11

Beckham title coming for Christmas

Headline is to publish David Beckham's "stunningly illustrated and very personal... | The Bookseller – 2013-07-29

Independent booksellers' Christmas picks revealed

Two HarperCollins titles top the Booksellers Association Christmas picks, chosen by independent... | The Bookseller – 2013-08-08

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

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... | Guardian – 2013-09-18

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

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... | The Huffington Post – 2013-10-19

'Wolf Of Wall Street' Christmas Release Now Likely

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... | The Huffington Post – 2013-10-22

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

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... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-11-07

Christmas pop-up shops from Blackwell's

Blackwell’s plans to open up to six temporary shops in areas associated with book lovers in... | The Bookseller – 2013-11-07

Indie booksellers pick Christmas 'top 10'

Independent booksellers have chosen the 10 "less ordinary" books they think will become... | The Bookseller – 2013-11-12

Morrissey Autobiography gets Christmas special edition

Morrissey's bestselling Autobiography (Penguin Classics) will receive a special hardback... | The Bookseller – 2013-11-15

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

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... | The Huffington Post – 2013-11-16

Trainspotting's Francis Begbie returns in Big Issue Christmas story

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... | Guardian – 2013-11-17

Morrissey autobiography rushed out in hardback for Christmas

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... | The Guardian – 2013-11-15

Morrissey's Autobiography gets dressed for Christmas

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... | The Guardian – 2013-11-15

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