Wed, 23/01/2013 - 17:22
E-book retailer Anobii is changing its name to 'eBooks by Sainsbury’s'.
The move comes six months after the supermarket bought a 64% majority stake in the company, which is also owned by HarperCollins, Penguin and Random House as minority shareholders.
Anobii has sent a message to its users saying there will be...
Wed, 21/11/2012 - 10:45
The efficiencies and savings of online book buying were evident to most book lovers when they discovered the additional, significant benefits introduced by e-books a few years ago.
In the meantime, bookshops had to battle a double-dip recession which has pushed people to spend less, while rents and business rates kept increasing. If...
Wed, 14/11/2012 - 08:17
Sainsbury’s has grown pre-tax profit by 2.5% in its half-year results as the retailer said its investment in own-brand educational books saw sales increase by a third.
The supermarket today reported group sales including Vat and fuel rose £13.36bn in the six months to 29th September. By contrast, last month Tesco reported...
Mon, 17/09/2012 - 13:19
To e or not to e? That is the question for independent retailers at the Booksellers Association conference in Warwick today (Monday 17th September).
BA chief Tim Godfray kicked off the issue with his decisive opinion column in The Bookseller on Friday, telling...
Thu, 13/09/2012 - 09:30
Anobii has postponed until 2013 an affiliation scheme it devised to enable independent booksellers to sell e-books, The Bookseller understands.
The social networking site for book readers was originally going to offer bookshops the capability to sell digital books to their customers by this month (September), along with Kobo...
Fri, 07/09/2012 - 09:45
The chief executive and chief operating officer of Anobii will leave the business, being replaced by personnel from Sainsbury’s, after the supermarket bought HMV’s major stake in the business in June for £1.
C.e.o. Matteo Berlucchi and c.o.o. Matthew Hardcastle will leave the company next week. Sainsbury’s head...
Mon, 09/07/2012 - 10:04
In these times of rapid change, big news can race past before we have time to absorb its impact.
Sainsbury’s' acquisition of a 64% share in social reading site Anobii is a case in point—an initiative that hitherto belonged to the book...
Thu, 21/06/2012 - 16:49
Social network Anobii is the new title sponsor of the Edinburgh International Book Festival's First Book Award.
The award, now in its third year, celebrates new novels and short stories from writers showcasing their debuts at the festival. Previously sponsored by Newton Investment Management, it was won last year by Sarah Winman...
Fri, 15/06/2012 - 08:40
Independent bookshops are to have access to Kobo e-book devices, a Hive-sourced e-book tablet and an Anobii-run affiliates scheme as part of a range of methods aimed at helping booksellers sell e-books to their customers, as print book sales hit a nine-year low and the number of high street bookshops continues to fall.
Thu, 14/06/2012 - 09:30
Sainsbury’s has backed Anobii chief executive Matteo Berlucchi’s call for publishers to remove Digital Rights Management from e-books after gaining a majority share of the business after HMV sold its interest.
Sainsbury’s bought HMV...