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Posts Tagged ‘Ben MacIntyre’

Ben Macintyre, Liane Moriarty, & Amy Bloom Debut On the Indie Bestseller List

SpyWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending August 03, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Nonfiction) A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre: “Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby’s best friend and fellow officer in MI6.” (July 2014)

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Bloomsbury eBook Sales Up 70%

Bloomsbury Publishing, the British publishing company that published the Harry Potter books, reported that its global eBook sales rose 70 percent year-over-year, during the period of March 1 through May 31st, 2012.

The company issued its Interim Management Statement last week, and revealed that print sales during the same period fell by 2 percent. ThisisMoney.co.uk has more: “Last year print sales were £78.9million and those for ebooks were £5.7million, meaning that if the latest trends continue throughout the year, they would result in an overall rise in turnover. Crucially for profits, ebooks should provide a higher margin.”

Bestselling titles that helped the publishing house during the period include: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall‘s River Cottage Veg Everyday!, Wisden CricketersAlmanack 2012, Double Cross by Ben MacIntyre, Heston at Home by Heston Blumenthal and Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.

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