Thu, 20/03/2014 - 09:30
15% fewer books were bought as Christmas presents in 2013 than a year earlier, with those buying a title as a birthday present also dropping by 8% year-on-year, according to figures revealed by Steve Bohme, UK research director for Nielsen Book, at the company’s Books & Consumer Conference yesterday (19th March).
Fri, 31/01/2014 - 09:10
Amazon’s shares have fallen by 10% in after-hours trading after the online retailer failed to match analysts’ profit expectations in the run up to Christmas.
However, the online retailer still reported a significant increase in profit and sales for the October-December period in 2013.
It racked up net profits of...
Mon, 27/01/2014 - 09:30
Data collected by international book trade publications shows that nearly all territories saw declining sales across 2013, with only Germany showing signs of growth.
Information submitted by German trade magazine buchreport shows that the book trade in the country saw a 0.1% rise in revenue across 2013, with a 0.6% increase...
Fri, 24/01/2014 - 12:35
US singer Mariah Carey is set to create a Christmas children’s picture book based on her two children Roc (Moroccan) and Roe (Monroe).
Scholastic US will publish the book – entitled Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas – this winter. It will be co-produced by Carey’s television presenter...
Wed, 22/01/2014 - 09:10
Book sales at WH Smith were down 7%-8% like-for-like in the Christmas trading period.
In telephone briefings with City analysts this morning, WHS revealed the 7%-8% book sales fall for the 20 weeks to 18th January, saying that the retailer had cut television advertising costs over the period.
Children’s books performed...
Mon, 20/01/2014 - 12:20
After three years in a row of declining sales, German book retailers ended 2013 on a more positive note. A small increase in sales (of 0.6%) over the Christmas period was enough to bring the whole year back into the black, albeit by the smallest margin.
According to the trade paper Buchreport, sales of bricks-and-mortar...
Mon, 20/01/2014 - 08:57
Publishers are being more generous on book title margin, but could still be more flexible on payment terms, according to independent booksellers.
More than 48% of respondents to The Bookseller’s Christmas trading survey said publishers have been more willing to give larger discounts on titles to indie booksellers over...
Fri, 10/01/2014 - 09:30
A strong autumn publishing list led most independent booksellers to see an increase in sales over the Christmas period, according to The Bookseller’s latest annual Christmas trading survey.
Of the 47 indies who responded, nearly 46% reported a sales lift over the festive period, with one indie claiming to be up by as...
Fri, 10/01/2014 - 08:45
The Works saw like-for-like sales increase by 10% over the Christmas trading period in December.
The discount retailer, for which books count as 50% of its stock, hailed the Christmas sales as “a record sales performance” for a third consecutive year.
Kevin Keaney, The Works c.e.o, also said he was pleased the...
Thu, 09/01/2014 - 09:00
Indies report strong festive sales
Strong autumn lists helped most independent booksellers increase sales over the festive period, according to The Bookseller’s...