From The Guardian:
More than 500 glossy new hardbacks are set to arrive on the shelves of the UK’s booksellers on Thursday, as books by names ranging from Alan Hollinghurst to Mary Berry prepare to do battle for the Christmas No 1 slot.
This year, 505 new books are being published on Super Thursday, the day marked out as the start of the annual race for Christmas bestsellers. As usual, memoirs feature prominently, with books by actor David Jason, comedian Sarah Millican, and Virgin tycoon Richard Branson. There is also a diary from Dawn French; Niall Ferguson’s The Square and the Tower, a look at social networks of the past; and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s take on the Obama era, We Were Eight Years in Power.
While celebrities including Nadiya Hussain and Cara Delevingne are jumping into the lucrative children’s book market, there are new literary novels from two Man Booker prize winners – Hollinghurst (The Sparsholt Affair) and John Banville (Mrs Osmond) – but the biggest fiction seller is likely to be Philip Pullman’s long-awaited La Belle Sauvage, out a little later, on 19 October, along with 259 other new hardbacks.
Link to the rest at The Guardian