Fri, 29/11/2013 - 08:52
The Chapitre chain of bookshops has filed for bankruptcy with the Paris commercial court.
The court will examine the case on Monday (2nd December), which had been set as the deadline for buyers to submit bids for the 53 of the 57 outlets still up for sale. The Chapitre.com site is not concerned by the latest move.
Tue, 24/09/2013 - 08:00
Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to promise that Labour would reverse a plan to raise business rates for small businesses, in a keynote speech to be delivered at the Labour Party Conference today (24th September).
Miliband is said to be preparing to pledge to help 1.5 million small businesses in England by reversing business...
Fri, 30/08/2013 - 10:01
John Smith & Son is to open two new campus bookshops in time for the new academic season next month.
The first is at Birmingham University (150 square metres) and the second at The University of Swansea (125 square metres). Both are former Waterstones sites. The two new additions to the John Smith store portfolio will bring the...
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 16:37
Books are part of the universe we study and forecast at Enders Analysis, alongside TV, newspapers, mobile platforms, music, news and magazines. What scenarios and outcomes for books and e-books look most likely?
In books the impact of digital has come much later, so the industry has not suffered to the same degree as music or...
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:40
HarperCollins c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley has said the idea of the bookshop as a book club, charging for browsing, is "not that insane", given the level of threat faced by the general bookshop.
Barnsley was speaking to broadcaster Evan Davis on BBC Radio 4's "The...
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 08:45
A number of independent bookshops are to close in the first quarter of 2013 ahead of the business rates rise in April, with the owners blaming increasing overheads, online competition and lack of customers.
In total The Bookseller has discovered that 11 independent bookshops will either close, move online or sell-up, with...
Fri, 04/01/2013 - 08:01
Independent booksellers are invited to complete The Bookseller's annual Christmas trading survey via a short online questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Christmas-trading.
We want to hear your experiences and views about Christmas trading...
Wed, 02/01/2013 - 08:25
The next 12 months could see more suffering for bricks and mortar retailers, with specialists in books, news and stationery high on the list, according to new research.
Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor has measured corporate distress among UK businesses and found 140 retailers facing what they describe as "critical...
Fri, 14/12/2012 - 09:01
A bumper final Christmas sales weekend for 22nd/23rd December is being predicted, with booksellers and publishers in a buoyant mood after a physical book sales hike of more than 20% through Nielsen BookScan in the week to 8th December.
A strong hardback publishing line-up and savvy retailer offers combined to boost last week's...
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 08:20
The celebrity memoir is rebounding in 2012 after sales within the much-pilloried genre fell 45% last year to a six-year low.
BookScan data shows sales in its celebrity memoir-dominated "Autobiography: The Arts" category were up 70% year on year in October, and up approximately 30% year on year in November. Sales in "...