Publishers Land Bombshell in Pre-Christmas Market
Children's publishers Ladybone Books today shocked the publishing world and rocked the London stock-markets when they unexpectedly released another volume in their much-acclaimed Culinary Bio-ethical Series. "Amanda Writes A Letter" was not expected until at least January 2017 and it was thought that "Brian's Good Deed" would be the stocking-filler de notre jour this Christmas. Instead readers now have a choice: one, the other, both?
High street retailer John Collier ("the window to watch") predicted that sales of each title would be "high" and that "turnups were long overdue a return" whilst online book-selling-giant orinoco suggested pre-sales might "reach the dozens".
"Notoriously competitive, publishers vie with each other to dominate the Christmas market but Ladybone have certainly stolen a march with this one" added Miss Print from The Bookseller's Monthly.
The FTSE is down 5 points.