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Super Thursday: 500 hardbacks launched

Today (October 5th 2017) marks the publishing industry’s ‘Super Thursday’, as over 500 books are being published and launched in the hope they appear as presents for Christmas.

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Hardbacks released this Autumn are hoping to appear under the Christmas tree this year, as over 500 books are published in October

Hardbacks this year include a new trip into the wizarding world from J.K. Rowling in Wizarding World: A Magical Yearbook, Mary Berry treats readers to Mary Berry’s Household Tricks and Tips, and Dawn French returns with Me. You. A Diary.

In previous years, Super Thursday has been dubbed as the chance to save the publishing industry. However, this year there are more positive vibes, with a battle for the number one spot in book charts at Christmas.

The haul includes two books from Man Booker prize winners Alan Hollinghurst and John Banville, with The Sparsholt Affair and Mrs Osmond. October will also see a further 259 hardback books published later on in the month, and this includes Philip Pullman’s long-awaited La Belle Sauvage.

British supermodel and actress Cara Delevingne has also released a book during Super Thursday, called Mirror Mirror, which is targeted at young adults.

Out already is Dan Brown’s Origin, which many say may already top the Christmas bestsellers list. The publishing industry has definitely suffered decline over the last few years, but it does not seem to be going anywhere any time soon, as eBooks fizzle out and the British public favour a new shiny hardback to read next to the roaring Christmas fire.

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