Fantastic New Titles Unlocked at the Book People

The Book People has this week released an extended range of books on top of its already packed offering, with the new titles including everything from great books for kids to cheap fiction.

The new Unlocking Books campaign has been in the works for some time now and every single book within the range has been hand-picked to give booklovers something to shout about. The Book People is now able to offer even more choice than ever before as a huge 947 new books have been added to the site so far.

A number of book categories and genres are including in the Unlocking Books campaign as well, such as children’s, fiction, reference, cookery, home and garden, hobbies and interests, and the Book People’s current featured author, Rachel Caine.

Avid readers should get themselves to the official website as soon as possible to check out what’s on offer, and they will find all sorts available. The Book People already provides something for everyone through its internet bookshop and is constantly adding new books to its online library, but the Unlocking Books campaign has a slight difference to this – all of the books contained within it are being offered at an even lower price than usual.

Emma Whyman of the Book People, said: “Our Unlocking Books campaign has been designed to bring even better reading material to all of our customers and we know that everyone will be able to find something of interest, thanks to the fact that 2,000 new books will be added to our amazing collection throughout the campaign.”

Those interested in buying from the Book People can head onto the official website at www.thebookpeople.co.uk now to view the titles that are currently available.

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Great British Summer Campaign Launched to Celebrate Jubilee and Olympic Games 2012

With the Queen’s Jubilee and the London Olympics already noted down on everyone’s calendars, the UK is set to have one of the best summers yet and the Book People has launched its Best of British event to celebrate all things British.

The Book People’s Best of British will include all manner of competitions, prize draws and British-themed events that will remind us all of just why this country is so incredible. The event started on the 17 May with a competition to win a Fortnum and Mason’s hamper, stuffed full of goodies including signed books and Jubilee memorabilia. The bookseller kicked things off with a new section on its site that is dedicated to the best British titles around.

Customers will be able to browse through a range of books written by British authors, both past and present; and can benefit from the same low prices for cheap fiction that keep people coming back to the Book People time and again for. Along with this British book category, a range of British-themed competitions are set to be announced over the coming weeks.

One of the many competitions that customers will be able to enter into includes the Book People’s Fortnum & Mason hamper prize draw, which will run to mid-June. Applicants will have a chance to win one of Fortnum & Mason’s decidedly British hampers and further details of the competition will be revealed on the Book People’s main website, as well as on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TheBookPeopleLtd), Twitter (@TheBookPeople) and via a newsletter.

Other competitions from the Book People will run alongside the Olympics and the August bank holiday and those interested should head for the bookseller’s website and social networking pages now to find out more.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “This summer is going to be one of the biggest and best in the UK in recent years thanks to the many events we all have to look forward to, such as the Queen’s Jubilee, the Olympics, Wimbledon and Euro 2012.

“Our Best of British has been designed to bring all of this to the forefront of everyone’s minds and we hope everyone thoroughly enjoys the competitions, discussions, and prize draws we have lined up!”

To find out more about the Book People’s Best of British, follow the event on #BookPeopleBOB now.

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Queen of Teen 2012 Shortlist Announced!

Queen of Teen is royally delighted to announce the shortlist for the fiction world’s most glamorous award. Thousands of heartfelt nominations have been received from teenagers across the country and voting is now open to find this year’s Queen of Teen.

The ten fabulous authors who have made the shortlist are as follows:

Cathy Cassidy, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Webb, Joanna Nadin, Cathy Hopkins, Samantha Mackintosh, Chris Higgins, Hayley Long, S.C. Ransom and the first ever male shortlisted author, James Dawson.

The award will be presented at a glittering award ceremony in July 2012, when the writers of the best nominations will be invited to mingle with their favourite authors, invited journalists and other special guests. The ceremony is to be held at Queen of Teen HQ in leafy Surrey and will be superbly pink and sparkly – a truly majestic celebration of this thriving and important genre!

Teens and tweens can now vote for their favourite author from the shortlist by visiting www.queenofteen.co.uk. Queen of Teen has attracted tens of thousands of votes from young readers across the globe and last year resulted in the fabulous author of the Chocolate Box Girls books, Cathy Cassidy, being crowned Queen of Teen.

On being crowned, Cathy said: “I’ve had lots of fun since being voted Queen of Teen… it’s an amazing award because it’s all about YOU, the super-cool reader gals out there. Your votes and views really DO count!”

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‘The Book Thief’ Tops Popularity List According To The Book People’s Pinterest Poll

On 23rd April – the official UNESCO international day of the book – people everywhere can receive gifted copies of one of the 25 books that have been chosen to mark World Book Night 2012 and, in a Pinterest poll organised by the Book People, the public has chosen Markus Zusak’s ‘The Book Thief’ as their favourite title in the collection.

World Book Night is an annual event that works to celebrate the joy of reading and encourage those that normally shy away from this fantastic hobby to get back into it. It’s set to take place on April 23rd and a total of 25 fiction books have been whittled down from a huge selection. These books include everything from historical novels to fantasy fiction, so there’s something for everyone.

“We fully support the ethos behind World Book Night,” said Lindsay Eyers of the Book People.

“Nowadays, one in six has difficulty with reading and writing, and literacy is one of the most important skills a person can have.

“To celebrate World Book Night we asked our customers and followers on social networking sites to choose their favourite title on a special Pinterest poll and‘The Book Thief’ was the winner.”

In the week running up to 23rd April ‘givers’ that have signed up to take part in the event can pick up 24 copies of their chosen title from the top 25, all of which will be printed as special World Book Night editions. The givers will then distribute every copy to friends, family, colleagues and even strangers that wouldn’t normally visit their local bookshop to buy new books.

There will also be a number of events held to celebrate World Book Night in areas across the UK, and many other countries will be involved, including Ireland, the USA and Germany.

All of the books included in the World Book Night top 25 can be bought from the Book People now and, as per the bookseller, are available with great discounts to help in saving money when shopping.

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Win A Giant Chocolate Bar From The Book People

With Easter just a few days away now, the Book People has geared up its competition to win a giant chocolate bar in the shape of its well-known logo. The bar, made with white chocolate and featuring an intricate seashell design, is sure to be a real treat!

The Book People has a whole host of Easter-themed books for kids and other books to choose from, but for something a bit sweeter customers should make a beeline for the bookseller’s current competition. The online retailer runs competitions throughout the year but expects its chocolate logo offer to be the most popular yet.

For a chance to win the Book People’s giant chocolate logo all you need to do is head to the special competition section of the site and answer the question – What type bean is chocolate made from? You can submit your answer via email to competitions@thebookpeople.co.uk or by writing a letter to the Book People and sending it to Catteshall Manor, Catteshall Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1UU.

“We’re really excited about our chocolate logo competition, which will be officially announced on Wednesday 4th April,” said Lindsay Eyers of the Book People.

“Anyone with a sweet tooth should definitely send in their answer as soon as possible and wait and see whether they’ve been picked as the lucky winner of our amazing giant chocolate logo.

“We also have a number of other competitions running at the moment, including a chance to win £200 worth of travel vouchers, an annual pass to Dickens World and a superb three piece MasterChef set. All of our competitions give us a chance to thank our dedicated customers for buying their fiction, travel guides and other books with us, so don’t miss out!”

The competition ends on 10th April and the winner will be announced shortly after. All answers must be received by the closing date and there is to be one entry per person. For full details of the competition visit the Book People’s official site now.

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The Book People’s Seni Glaister And Sara Cooper Take On Their Toughest Challenge Yet

Spring may have sprung here in the UK but for two intrepid adventurers life is about to get a whole lot colder. CEO of the Book People Seni Glaister, along with friend and colleague Sara Cooper, is setting off this week on an epic ‘stroll’ to the North Pole, in aid of children’s hospice charity Shooting Star CHASE.

This will be Seni and Sara’s third challenge, after they climbed Kilimanjaro in 2010 and scaled the three highest mountains in North Africa in 2011. They will be putting their own tents up in temperatures as low as -50 degrees, navigating around open water, dragging their kit over pressure ridges in the ice – and keeping a watchful eye out for polar bears.

The Stroll to the Pole is a challenge for a very good cause. Seni and Sara are walking to celebrate the life of publisher Peter Bowron, who died suddenly in 2009, and to raise money for Shooting Star CHASE. So far, the pair’s efforts, together with the Book People’s annual Catteshall Stroll, have raised over £110,000 to help their local hospice, Christopher’s, keep on providing respite care for life-limited children and a lifeline for their families.

Further information on this extraordinary expedition and where the money will be going can be found on the following websites:

www.strolltothepole.co.uk – all about Seni and Sara’s challenge
www.catteshallstroll.co.uk – register to support or take part in this year’s stroll
www.shootingstarchase.org.uk – all about this amazing charity

Follow the pair’s progress, step by freezing step, on Twitter @Long_Flat_White

Seni Glaister says: “There is no doubt that this is our most ambitious expedition to date, but we’re heading north in aid of a wonderful cause. Christopher’s has no guaranteed government funding so every penny we raise really does count. As we drag our sleds over the ice and huddle in our tents at night, knowing that people at home are wishing us well and helping us raise money will really help to keep us going.”

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/strolltothepole

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The Book People Sells The Hunger Games Book Trilogy For Just £4.99

Online book retailer the Book People is selling The Hunger Games book trilogy for just £4.99 in line with the release of the film adaptation, which premiered in the UK on 23 March 2012. This will give the Book People customers a saving of £18.98 on the recommended retail price (RRP).

The young adult book, written by well-known American author Suzanne Collins, is already a best-seller and is the first in a trilogy of the same name. The sci-fi and fantasy fiction book is set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic world in the mythical country of Panem, which is located where North America once was.

In this cruel world the Capitol rules over everything and is surrounded by 12 poverty-stricken districts. The name of the book and trilogy refers to the blood-thirsty annual tradition that calls for a boy and girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to be called forth from any of the districts to fight to the death in a televised battle, with the last person standing being crowned the winner. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, both 16 years old, are chosen by lottery to compete, but things aren’t as straightforward as they seem.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “’The Hunger Games’ is one of the best young adult fiction books to be released in recent years and has already gripped many readers. It’s ideal for both teenagers and adults thanks to Suzanne Collins’ talented writing and we fully expect that, following the major film premiere on Friday, the book will become an even bigger hit.”

The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, while Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Donald Sutherland also star. ‘The Hunger Games’ film adaptation has been directed by Gary Ross, who also directed‘Pleasantville’ and ‘Sea Biscuit’, and author Suzanne Collins adapted the novel for the screen.

The Book People is dedicated to providing readers with cheap books and are selling The Hunger Games trilogy for just £4.99. The RRP for this trilogy is £23.97, meaning those who buy the book set from the Book People will save a huge £18.98!

To find out more, visit www.thebookpeople.co.uk now.

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Special Mother’s Day deal now on at The Book People

Mother’s Day is now just around the corner, but there are sure to be a fair few people that are yet to get their mum a present. The Book People has the ideal solution though – buy any of its specially selected Mother’s Day books and receive a free gift bag to present it in.

The Book People has a wide variety of cheap books included in its special Mother’s Day offer and any one of them would certainly be a welcome treat for your mum, no matter where her interests lie. There are a total of 50 titles for you to choose from, with everything from fiction to cookbooks included in the list.

Many of the book seller’s best titles are available as well, such as Lorraine Pascale’s ‘Baking Made Easy’. Any mum’s that have an interest in baking will love this book as it’s full to the brim with delicious recipes for cakes, bread, tarts, pies and every other kind of sweet or savoury treat you could possibly think of. If your mum has more of an interest in sewing than baking, the book ‘Sewing In No Time’ by Emma Hardy is likely to be better suited to her. This book has 50 easy-to-follow sewing designs that can even be used by newcomers to the craft.

If your mum is in the process of dropping a dress size or two, why not pick her up a copy of ‘Dance to the Musicals’ by Arlene Phillips, which should help in making her calorie-burning efforts much more enjoyable. Anita Shreve’s ‘Rescue’ would be ideal if your mum is more interested in reading fiction – the book tells the gripping story of Peter and Sheila, a couple desperately fighting for their relationship despite troubled pasts on both sides.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “Mother’s Day is a chance to let your mum know just how much she means to you, so we at the Book People have pulled out all the stops in assembling an amazing selection of Mother’s Day books that any mum would love. To put a smile on your mum’s face this Sunday, why not pick from one of the many choices available today?”

The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other deals and one bag will be provided per book. To see the range, visit The Book People now.

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The Book People list top books for Mother’s Day 2012

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, the Book People is encouraging people to buy books for the big day this year. The online bookshop sells everything from fiction written by big name authors, to popular celebrity cook books, and also has quirky reference books and celebrity autobiographies, meaning there will be something for everyone.

The Book People is one of the most popular online booksellers and stocks a wide range of genres, so choosing the ideal Mother’s Day gift from them is easy. Books can be bought from the online shop, or from through the catalogue, making it very easy to buy books for your mum this Mother’s Day.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “We’ve got thousands of books to choose from at the Book People, but we highly recommend our ‘Sophie Kinsella Writing as Madeleine Wickham Collection’, which contains three books for just £4.99.

“Wickham is an incredibly talented author and her books are full of wit and charm, while also being completely impossible to put down!”

The Book People has also recommended the ‘Katie Fforde Collection’ as a superb Mother’s Day gift. Containing 10 of the author’s best romance novels, such as ‘Stately Pursuits’, ‘Paradise Fields’ and ‘Highland Fling’, the collection is perfect for a spot of escapism and is ideal for romance fans.

For those who know that their mothers enjoy mystery fiction, the third collection in the Book People’s choice of Mother’s Day books might be of interest; the ‘Mary Stewart Collection’ comes with 10 books and is available for just £9.99 from the Book People. Stewart was first published in 1955 and is a bestselling author in the genre, and this collection includes some of her greatest works, such as ‘Madam, Will You Talk?’, ‘This Rough Magic’ and ‘The Moonspinners’.

There are also a number of fantasy fiction books on the list – the first in the True Blood series, ‘Dead Until Dark’ by Charlaine Harris, is recommended, as is ‘Twilight’ by Stephenie Meyer. The list also has a few cookbooks to choose from, such as the popular ‘Jamie’s Great Britain’ by Jamie Oliver, ‘Perfect Pies’ by Si King of the Hairy Bikers duo and‘Home Cooking Made Easy’ by Lorraine Pascale.

All of the Mother’s Day books listed on the Book People Blog, and many more, can be bought from www.thebookpeople.co.uk.

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Imagine Children’s Festival, Sponsored by the Book People, Big Success

Imagine Children’s Festival has been hailed as a huge success, delighting children of all ages with a whole host of activities. Sponsored by the Book People and taking place at London’s Southbank Centre, the festival saw amazing authors, one-off events, craft activities, comedy and music add up to create a unique celebration of children’s books . Taking place from 11 – 26 February 2012, there have been numerous highlights – as detailed below:

– Children adored Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon’s speech and Jeremy Strong’s book signing also had queues stretching out of the door.
– Comedian James Campbell delivered his live stand-up show for kids to a sold-out Queen Elizabeth Hall and absolutely brought the house down, before delighting his fans by signing DVDs afterwards. He even spared a minute to talk to the Book People backstage and explained why he likes to grow parsnips, along with demonstrating his incredible pancake-flipping skills!
– The Spirit Level at the Craft Pavilion saw Paul Collicutt run his robot-themed workshop in the morning and there was even a baby disco, with the little ones bobbing along in their papooses to songs like ‘Jump Around’.
-The brilliant Jackie Kay read her poems, inviting the audience to join in with her, while the fantastically funny Roger McGough also treated a thrilled audience to drawings of some of his best-loved poems.
-An incredible 90 minute musical theatre production of Dennis the Menace was also a huge hit. With Beanotown in crisis and the grown-ups declaring a war on fun, it was up to Dennis, Gnasher and co to unite and show that kids still want to enjoy themselves.

Books from many of the authors that appeared at this year’s Imagine Children’s Festival are available to buy at discounted prices from the Book People.

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The Book People builds up to the Imagine Festival 2012

The Imagine Festival, sponsored by online book retailer the Book People, is currently having the final touches put to it before the doors open at the Southbank Centre in London on February 11th. The festival aims to encourage children of all ages to think creatively and is packed with activities and events.

The Imagine Festival, sponsored by online book retailer the Book People, is currently having the final touches put to it before the doors open at the Southbank Centre in London on February 11th. The festival aims to encourage children of all ages to think creatively and is packed with activities and events.

Running from 11th – 26th February, the Imagine Festival is said to be one of the best children’s events of the year. The festival is now in its 11th year, having been run since 2001, and is set to be at its biggest and best in 2012. The list of events contains something for everyone, from musical and dance performances, through to poetry and fiction readings from some the best children’s authors in the world.

The festival is designed to encourage children to be creative, so there will be chances for children to make their own works of art, write their own fiction, and take part in dance and music events and workshops. With workshops covering all of these topics and more and opportunities to watch funny and entertaining acts, this festival is great for children and young people of all ages.

Children and parents can look forward to story-telling from books by Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy, MacKenzie Crook and Francesca Simon, as well as a premiere of The Trial of Dennis the Menace musical. There will even be opera for babies, orchestral reproductions of The Jungle Book and Carnival of the Animals, and Robert Winston will be demonstrating some thrilling activities, included in his book Science Experiments.

“The Imagine Festival is meant to inspire children to become more creative in every aspect of their lives, and it also aims to introduce them to things they would not normally be interested in,” said Donna Stevenson of the Book People.

“For example, a lot of children that attend the Imagine Festival go home with a new interest in poetry or dance, and this can help to lead them to new hobbies and even, in some cases, to their future careers,” she added.

Babies and children’s story books can be bought online from the Book People.

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Best Keep Fit Books, according to the Book People

Online bookseller the Book People is encouraging the UK public to change their dieting and exercising ways following the festive period by turning to keep fit books for help. The Book People have a wide selection of books to choose from, with everything from books on Pilates to Para fitness.

The Book People is one of the UK’s favourite book retailers and has won numerous awards throughout the years. Originally established in 1988 and specialising in children’s story books and fiction books, the Book People now has a wide and varied stock from cookery to keep fit books.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “The benefits of exercise have been well documented – it can cut the risk of serious illnesses such as diabetes and cancer, as well as reducing the risk of early death.

“At the Book People, we want to encourage everyone to get back into exercise in 2012 and you can use our superb collection of keep fit books to help.” The Book People has a number of ‘keep fit books, such as ‘Yoga Made Easy’ by Zest Magazine and Samantha Magee, who has years of experience as a teacher in many forms of yoga, including Bikram, Hatha and children’s yoga, as well as being a Reiki master. Whether readers are just starting out with yoga or have been practicing the discipline for years, this book can give you the guidance you need to learn all of the positions, breathing and meditation techniques required, all without even leaving the comfort of your own home.

Those that prefer a more light-hearted approach to exercise should look to another of the Book People’s favourite keep fit books, ‘Dance to the Musicals’ by Arlene Phillips. As the title suggests, this book teaches the reader dance routines to some of the West End’s most memorable numbers. By using the accompanying DVD and detailed photographs in the book, readers can get dancing to songs like ‘The Time of My Life’, ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Night Fever’. To learn more about the Book People’s favourite keep fit books, visit the official book store online.

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Red House calls for final nominations for Children’s Book Award

Online bookseller Red House is calling for members of the public to cast their vote in their Children’s Book Award before nominations close on 20th January 2012. The 2012 shortlist has been drawn up and children can choose one of 10 books to vote for.

The Children’s Book Award, now in its 32nd year, was founded in 1980 by author and librarian Pat Thompson, is run by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and sponsored by Red House, a mail order bookshop specialising in the sale of affordable children’s and babies books.

The literary award is split into three groups – books for younger children, younger readers and older readers. Voters must rank each book in the three categories and the overall winner of each is then put before a panel of judges. It is their job to select the best children’s book of the three.

Past overall winners have included ‘Skeleton Key’ by Anthony Horowitz (2003), ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ by Rick Riordan (2006) and ‘Shadow’ by Michael Morpurgo (2011). This year’s shortlist is incredibly varied and holds some of the best children’s books of 2011, and many of the authors have already won numerous prizes and literary awards for their work in the past.

In the Younger Children category the nominees include ‘Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird’ by Mick Inkpen, ‘Don’t Worry Douglas!’ by David Melling, ‘Peely Wally’ by Kali Stileman and ‘Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice’ by Chris Wormell. The Younger Readers category contains ‘One Dog and his Boy’ by Eva Ibbotson, ‘Sky Hawk’ by Gill Lewis and ‘Brilliant World of Tom Gates’ by Liz Pichon. In the Older Readers category voters can choose from ‘Grace’ by Morris Gleitzman, ‘A Monster Calls’ by Patrick Ness and ‘My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece’ by Annabel Pitcher.

Lindsay Eyers of Red House said: “The Red House Children’s Book Award is always a big event and we want to make sure that people remember to get their votes in before the cut-off date.

“Once your children have voted, you should remember to take a look at our Pick of the Year, which showcases the top 40 books that didn’t quite make it onto the shortlist. And remember – all of the books included on the 2012 shortlist and our Pick of the Year are available to buy online from Red House.”

You can vote now by visiting www.redhousechildrensbookaward.co.uk.

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Win A Copy of My Heroes by Ranulph Fiennes with the Book People!

The Book People, one of the UK’s leading online retailers of bestselling books, has launched a competition to give away two copies of Ranulph Fiennes’ extraordinary book My Heroes, worth £20!*

With so much to juggle around the Christmas period, the Book People decided to launch its competition now, with a view to handing out two copies of this incredible biography book in the New Year, and banishing those January blues. Anyone can enter, simply by emailing their name, address and telephone number to: hello@thebookpeople.co.uk

My Heroes by Ranulph Fiennes is a breathtaking book that will transport you to the lives of people you may otherwise never come across. The people profiled in this book are those who have inspired Fiennes – widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest living explorers – and who have earned his lasting respect thanks to their unwavering courage in the face of extraordinary adversity.

From freedom fighters and policemen, to impoverished families and fellow explorers, the plights of the people featured in this book are likely to quickly become your heroes as well as Fiennes’.

For your chance to win a copy, email your details to hello@thebookpeople.co.uk before midnight on 31 December 2011. The lucky two winners will be notified by 16 January 2011 and copies of the book with be posted out within two weeks.

Read the Book Peoples’ blog for inspiration on what other books should be in your collection, how to build a classic library of fiction books, must-read top annuals for 2011/2012 and much more. The blog also gives you the chance to leave comments on your favourite books and to connect with the Book People on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news from the literary world.

* Quoted is RRP, this book is available to buy for £6.99 from the Book People, while stocks last.

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The Book People Look Back On 2011 And Forward To 2012

Award-winning bookseller the Book People looks fondly back on the bestselling books and annuals of 2011 and looks forward to what’s hot for 2012. The Book People know that books make great presents all year round and that they are particularly popular as stocking fillers and Christmas gifts, especially with parents buying children’s books and colleagues buying cheap books for the all-important office Secret Santa.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “It has been a great year for the book, with numerous campaigns being started to get more children reading. Reading is one of life’s essential skills and our invaluable selection of cheap children’s books, fiction books and more is built with the customer in mind, and is priced to be affordable for all.”

The Book People’s ten best-selling annuals of 2011 include:
10. Match Annual 2012
9. The Simpsons Annual 2012
8. Ripley’s Believe it or Not 2012
7. Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2012
6. A Christmas Celebration by Avril Tyrrell
5. North – The Greatest Animal Journey On Earth
4. Moshi Monsters: Official Annual 2012
3. Top Gear: Official Annual 2012
2. Peppa Pig: Official Annual 2012
1. Doctor Who: Official Annual 2012

Such annuals are popular because they are very often family-friendly and can be read in manageable chunks after school, before bed, and as a family alternative to watching television. One review of the Simpson’s Annual 2012, left on 5 December on the Book People website, said: “It’s really good, funny, enjoyable. It’s child friendly and an all-round good book.”

The Book People expects classic fiction books to continue to sell well in 2012, as well as celebrity chefs books, boxed book collections and audio books for those who like to listen on the move. With the latest and most popular books available online at affordable prices, the Book People expects the book market to hold its own against video games and the like.

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The Book People Show You How To Build A Classic Library

The Book People has revealed the top classic book collections every household should own if they are looking to build a classic library.

In their latest blog post, the Book People lists the top 10 classic book collections for adults and children that are not only great for having in the home but that also make perfect Christmas presents. With Christmas less than four weeks away, fiction books and children’s books are in popular demand as parents buy books for children, friends buy books for friends and others treat themselves to classic books to get stuck into during the Christmas holidays.

Authors making an appearance on the classic library blog post include legendary children’s author Roald Dahl and his collection which includes the BFG, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Enid Blyton and her Happy Days collection, and Roger Hargreaves’ must-have Little Miss collection.

For the older reader, the Book People recommends the Agatha Christie boxed collection, which encourages even those people who are short on time to enjoy the classics by presenting them on a series of CDs to listen to at home, in the car or on the move with a laptop. Other classic mystery collections that make the cut include Inspector Morse, and the Crime Classics collection which includes works by Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens. For those who prefer a collection of books from a range of different genres, the Man Booker Prize collection makes the perfect gift, with classics such as Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman and Snowdrops by A.D.Miller.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “Our customers love our book collections and if grouping a few of the best together in this way encourages adults and children to explore the classics then we feel our job is one well done.”

The Book People offers the latest fact and fiction books at hugely discounted prices all year round.

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Which? Puts The Book People Fourth In ‘Best Sites For Books’ List

The Book People, online seller of fiction books, children’s books and more, has been voted into fourth place in the ‘best sites for books’ list and 14th in the ‘Top 75 Online Shops Rated by Their Customers’.

In the UK’s largest survey of online shops, the Book People beat Tesco.com, Waterstones.com, WHSmith.com and 10 other big name brands to the top five, only being pipped to third position by Play.com, second place by Abebooks.co.uk and first place by Amazon.co.uk.

The results were ranked in order of their Which? customer score, which was calculated on current customer satisfaction and how likely a customer is to recommend the site to a friend. The Book People’s customer score was an impressive 80%, with Amazon.co.uk at 88% more and Play.com just 1% higher at 81%.

The Book People’s 80% also saw them take 14th place in the overall ‘best sites’ survey, which didn’t break the websites down by industry or category. Online underwear shop figleaves.com and thebodyshop.co.uk also scored 80%, meaning they shared the same spot with the Book People.

Interestingly Apple.com, one of the world’s largest and most successful brands, only scored 1% more than the Book People, putting them in 11th place alongside Screwfix.com and Wiggle.co.uk.

The Book People trumped brands such as MarksandSpencer.com (24th with 76%), Boots.com (34th with 72%) and ASOS.com (39th with 71%) in the customer satisfaction survey.

Emma Whyman of the Book People said: “We pride ourselves on keeping in close contact with all our customers so that we can continue to deliver a selection of handpicked books that we know they will love to read.

“This, coupled with attentive and efficient customer care, means we can be very proud of the experience our customers receive. It also means we have great foundations to build on and become even better!”

The Book People has jumped from 16th place in 2010 this year and is looking to improve on this further next year.

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The Book People Announces Its Top 10 Book Review Sites

Today the Book People, one of the UK’s fastest growing online retailers of books, announced its top 10 book review sites.

Readers of the Book People blog will already have seen the post, which went live this morning and which lists the site’s favourite book and reviews blogs of the moment. Lovereading.co.uk, Book Rabbit and Book Reviews for Mums all appear on the list, along with two sites from the world of fantasy, paranormal and science fiction.

One of The Book People’s bloggers, Nick Woolnough, writes: “We can’t resist rummaging around on the web to see just what people have to say about books – children’s books, fiction, biography books, history books…the truth is, we just can’t get enough of talking about books and hearing what others love to read!”

As well as enjoying the accolade of being picked as a top review site by such a respected book retailer, owners of the featured blogs have also been contacted with a ‘winner’s badge’ to display proudly on their site. Alongside this, the Book People have provided a personalised recommendation for each of the blogs to feature as they wish, on their site.

The Book People not only wanted to share its favourite blogs with its own fans, but it is also actively promoting affordable reading for all, something it has believed in ever since it was founded in 1988. Sign up to the Book People’s RSS feed and follow them on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest must-reads in the world of children’s books and fiction books and to see which authors are up and coming!

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