Publishing Project Update – The Bookseller Children’s Project
By Lucy Broughton, on 29 October 2014
So my group have the (lucky? unlucky?) position of being the first to have an update on our Publishing Project. Our project involves looking at the back issues of The Bookseller to chart the development of the now booming Children’s market. We’ve had loads of ideas since the very first meeting but unfortunately, because we haven’t had our meeting with our project leader at The Bookseller yet… I can’t tell you what those ideas are.
I can tell you that we have already done loads of research at the British Library, after some mishaps with cards and complex ordering systems, and have already found some amazing things, including:
- First reviews of Game of Thrones!
- E-book predictions
- A lot of Harry Potter mania from the early 2000s
- Madame Doubtfire in 1987
- Adverts for Noddy and The Railway Children
- The first announcement for Sophie’s Choice
So for now… we’ll just get back to research…
Got enough books there Amanda?