Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Harlequin Blames Revenue Drop On 50 Shades Of Grey
Book2Book Wednesday 31 Oct 2012
Harlequin book publishing division revenues
dropped to $107.8 million from $115.7 million, a decline that the company partly
blamed on the blockbuster sales of the "50 Shades of Grey" series, which was
published by a division of competitor Random House.
"The sales of those three books are bigger than our entire retail division in
North America, so it's quite a significant impact for anyone who is in the
romance category, including us," said Donna Hayes, publisher and CEO of the