JK Rowling returns award after Kerry Kennedy criticism

JK Rowling has decided she will be giving back an award associated with the US Kennedy family, this comes after the author’s faced continuing criticism for her views on gender and trans issues. Rowling was given the Ripple of Hope honour by the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights organisation last year. However, earlier this month, … Continue reading “JK Rowling returns award after Kerry Kennedy criticism”

Harry Potter helps fuel UK online reselling boom

Harry Potter is one of the major contributing factors that has helped fuel a boom in online sales of second-hand books. Sales at online “resellers” like MusicMagpie have jumped more than 22% in the UK last year, taking their earnings to over £120min. The sale of second-hand books alone has increased by 75% over the … Continue reading “Harry Potter helps fuel UK online reselling boom”

Richard Osman becomes first debut author to be Christmas No 1

Richard Osman’s mystery novel about a group of elderly wannabe detectives, The Thursday Murder Club, has just become the first ever debut novel to become the Christmas number 1 after selling a staggering 134,514 copies in just one week. The Pointless presenter has beat out the likes of Barack Obama’s memoir A Promised Land and JK … Continue reading “Richard Osman becomes first debut author to be Christmas No 1”