Mon, 19/11/2012 - 08:50
Penguin has bought the Puffin Book Club back from The Book People.
The club was originally sold to The Book People in 2007 when Penguin also sold its direct sales company Index.
No financial details for the new deal have been disclosed but it is understood a consultation process has been launched on a number of TBP...
Mon, 11/06/2012 - 07:30
Organisers of the annual Catteshall Stroll, in memory of the late Random House group managing director Peter Bowron, are looking for more book trade teams to take part in this year's event.
Currently Random House, Hachette, Anova, The Book People and the Independent Alliance are confirmed, and the organisers are seeking at least...
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 08:10
The Book People is running an Easter competition to win a giant chocolate bar in the shape of its logo.
The company said the competition was a chance to promote its Easter-themed titles for children. The chocolate bar is made of white chocolate and features a seashell design of the company’s logo.
Lindsay Eyers of The...
Fri, 25/11/2011 - 08:15
The Book People has launched a one-day 40% off Christmas promotion today [25th November].
The promotion is being run through the company's website and offers customers a range of 17,000 titles with the discount, which the company said will tell them more about customers' buying habits, tastes and preferences.
Tue, 04/10/2011 - 10:20
The Book People has said it forecasts sales growth within 2011, after its most recent set of accounts showed a decline in sales and profit.
For the year ending 31st December 2010, sales were down from £71.9m to £69.6m. Operating profit was down from £2.3m to £1.3m. However, this included a £2.2m...
Wed, 06/07/2011 - 08:01
Waterstone’s children’s range buyer Claudia Mody is to join The Book People as a buyer for Red House it's children's consumer-facing book club.
Mody will start on 1st August at The Book People. Seni Glaister, chief executive of TBP, said: "We are thrilled to announce that Claudia Mody will be joining the Book...
Wed, 11/08/2010 - 07:40
The Book People is organising a charity walk to raise money for the Chase children's hospice charity in memory of former Random House group managing director Peter Bowron, who died last year.
The inaugural 10-mile Catteshall Stroll will take place on 11th September and will begin at the Book People's head office in Godalming,...
Mon, 28/06/2010 - 09:03
The Book People has turned its fortunes around, posting a pretax profit of nearly £1.7m for the 2009 calendar year, compared with its £1.2m loss in the previous 12 months. This was despite sales dropping roughly 6% from £...
Sun, 07/02/2010 - 09:05
Direct bookseller The Book People has signed an asset backed loan deal worth £15m with Bank of Ireland offshoot Burdale to support "current and future working capital requirements".
Ted Smart, founder of The Book People, said: "We are delighted to have formed this relationship with Burdale, whose approach to banking...
Thu, 12/11/2009 - 12:03
The Book People has “deliberately” reduced the number of celebrity biographies it stocked this year because of the recession and a lack of “immediately compelling” titles.
TBP was “significantly reducing inventory levels” as far back as last year, in a bid to strengthen results for 2009 and have its...