Thu, 02/05/2013 - 09:50
George R R Martin fans will have a new book for Christmas, with HarperVoyager releasing The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister.
The book was announced at HarperCollins' showcase of autumn titles to retailers, held on Wednesday evening (1st May).
The small, gift-format hardback title will gather together...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:25
A trade-wide promotion that celebrates books and bookshops is to launch in September, backed by both the Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association. The slogan, to be officially unveiled at this year’s London Book Fair, is “Books Are My Bag”.
The campaign has been created by strategy firm M & C...
Tue, 15/01/2013 - 08:45
Bertrams has announced strong Christmas trading, with the book wholesaler reporting a 5.7% increase in sales in the run up to 25th December.
The book wholesaler’s parent company Smiths News said that sales had increased by 2% across the whole group in the 19 weeks to 12th January 2013, with total revenues at Bertrams rising by...
Mon, 14/01/2013 - 09:00
The majority of independent booksellers enjoyed a broadly successful Christmas trading period despite bad weather affecting footfall in some areas, according to the results of The Bookseller’s annual Christmas Trading Survey. However, sales of e-readers and e-books were generally reported to be slow.
Out of the 52 indies taking...
Tue, 08/01/2013 - 09:17
UK retail sales grew by 1.5% in the run-up to Christmas and online retail saw a boost of 17.8%, according to the latest British Retail Consortium figures.
The BRC, releasing its results for the month of December, said like-for-like sales were up 0.3% on last year. However both the total sales growth and the like-for-like sales...
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:30
The majority of independent booksellers saw a Christmas sales rise in 2012, with fall-out from the Amazon tax avoidance row one of the reasons cited for the lift.
Of 52 indies responding to The Bookseller's annual Christmas Trading Survey, 25 (48%) reported that sales were up over the festive period in comparison with...
Fri, 04/01/2013 - 10:00
Christmas trading figures at Foyles showed sales for December 2012 on a par with the same period in 2011, a performance described by c.e.o. Sam Husain as a "satisfactory outcome" in a challenging climate.
Figures for 1st-24th December were down 2% in value year-on-year, with "bricks and mortar" sales, excluding...
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 - 08:40
Hachette UK saw 250,000 e-book sales between Christmas Day and Boxing Day, The Bookseller can reveal.
The download figure marks an 86% increase on last year’s directional sales figure, with Hachette’s head of digital George Walkley saying he only “expects these numbers to improve as the last of the...
Fri, 28/12/2012 - 08:50
Sales of printed books soared to a three-year high in the UK last week as shoppers flooded the high street in search of last-minute Christmas gifts.
A total of £75.4m was spent on printed books in the seven days to 22nd December - up 19.3% (£12.2m) on the previous week. Sales were up 1% (£1.4m) on the comparative...