Breaking news on authors, publishers, and book-related topics

BookBrowse Book News

Page 8 of 225

View abbreviated list of news stories

Adult coloring book sales increase 12-fold to 12 million in 2015

Mar 23 2016: Sales in the adult coloring book category continue to rise. According to Nielsen Bookscan, about 12 million books were sold in 2015 compared with 1 million in 2014, with over 2000 individual titles available compared to about 300 in 2014.

    Full Story

    Bookstores sales up for the fifth month in a row

    Mar 16 2016: January bookstore sales in the USA rose 3.8%, to $1.48 billion, compared to January 2015, according to preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau. This marked the fifth month in a row that bookstore have risen, following a jump of 9.6% in December, rises of nearly 7% ...

      Full Story

      Pat Conroy dies aged 70

      Mar 05 2016: Pat Conroy died yesterday aged 70 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. His tortured family life and the scenic marshlands of coastal South Carolina served as unending sources of inspiration for his fiction, notably the novels The Great Santini, The Lords of ...

        Full Story

        Ingram to buy Perseus's distribution business

        Mar 04 2016: A few days ago Perseus Book Group announced that Hachette would be buying their publishing arm, but it was unclear what would happen to their large distribution operation until yesterday when it was announced that this was to be bought by Ingram Content Group.

        Perseus...

          Full Story

          Hachette signs binding agreement to buy Perseus Book Group

          Mar 02 2016: Having failed in its bid to buy the Perseus Book Group in 2014, Hachette Book Group announced Tuesday afternoon that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the company’s publishing division. Perseus announced last September that it was looking for potential ...

            Full Story

            Detained Hong Kong booksellers charged with "illegal book trading"

            Mar 01 2016: Four Hong Kong booksellers who went missing last year appeared on Chinese television and confessed to illegally selling banned books in mainland China, Reuters reports.

            The Financial Times notes that confessions on television are "an increasingly common propaganda ...

              Full Story

              Louise Rennison dies aged 63

              Mar 01 2016: Louise Rennison has died aged 63. She was the author of 10 young adult novels featuring Georgia Nicholson and a series of books about Georgia's younger cousin: The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey.

              In a statement, HarperCollins said: "Nobody wrote for teenagers like...

                Full Story

                SIBA Book Awards now the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize

                Mar 01 2016: The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) is paying tribute to one of the South’s most beloved writers by renaming the SIBA Book Awards. This has been in the works since the news of Conroy’s 70th birthday. SIBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell confirmed that ...

                  Full Story

                  Support BookBrowse

                  Become a Member
                  and discover your next great read!

                  Join Today!

                  Book Discussion
                  Book Jacket
                  The Opposite of Everyone
                  by Joshilyn Jackson

                  "Quirky and appealing characters, an engaging story, and honest dialogue make this a great book!"
                  - BookBrowse

                  About the book
                  Join the discussion!

                  Editor's Choice

                  • Book Jacket
                    In the Country of Men
                    by Hisham Matar
                    Labeled by some as the "Libyan Kite Runner", In The Country of Men does share some ...
                  • Book Jacket: Holding Up the Universe
                    Holding Up the Universe
                    by Jennifer Niven
                    Jennifer Niven's spectacular Holding Up the Universe has everything that I love about Young ...
                  • Book Jacket: Coffin Road
                    Coffin Road
                    by Peter May
                    From its richly atmospheric opening to its dramatic conclusion, Peter May's Coffin Road is a ...

                  First Impressions

                  • Book Jacket

                    Victoria
                    by Daisy Goodwin

                    Daisy Goodwin breathes new life into Victoria's story, and does so with sensitivity, verve, and wit." - Amanda Foreman

                    Read Member Reviews

                  Win this book!
                  Win All the Gallant Men

                  All The Gallant Men

                  The first memoir by a USS Arizona survivor, 75 years after Pearl Harbor.

                  Enter

                  Word Play

                  Solve this clue:

                  K Y Eyes P

                  and be entered to win..

                  Books that     
                  entertain,
                       engage

                   & enlighten

                  Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

                  Join Today!

                  Your guide toexceptional          books

                  BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.

                   
                  X

                  Free Weekly Newsletter

                  Keep up with what's happening in the world of books:
                  Reviews, previews, interviews and more!



                  Spam Free: Your email is never shared with anyone; opt out any time.