Follow by email

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Archive Book biz news

The bestselling British novel of the last decade has been named as Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time which has sold more than two million copies. The book came third in the list of bestsellers of the last decade being beaten only by The DA Vinci Code and Angels and Demons on British sales. Interestingly none of the Harry Potter books came in the top ten.

Ex-Con, Jeffrey Archer has just signed a five book deal and been given a record £18 million advance. Under the terms of the contract he must deliver one book a year, with the first due out in 2011. The five book series will be set in Bristol and called The Clifton Saga.


Matthew P. Mayo said...

Sweet jumpin jiminy, just when you think the publishing industry is on its last legs--18 million pounds for five books....

For cash like that, I hope his publishers also requested that while writing, Archer dress in a tutu and mukluks.

Oh, the power.


Ben Willans said...

Murder is legal now yes?

I.J. Parnham said...

Archer... nope, can't think of anything printable to say about him. Although the word verification characters had a good try with forkoff.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Like THE CURIOUS INCIDENT and find it "curious" it is now considered a YA book.