Thu, 22/11/2012 - 10:00
London Book Fair will be forced to relocate from its Earls Court venue, following a decision by Kensington and Chelsea Borough council to grant planning permission for Earls Court to be torn down and replaced by 7,500 homes.
LBF non-executive chairman David Roche said that "all opportunities will be looked at" in making the...
Thu, 26/01/2012 - 09:17
Former Borders c.e.o. David Roche has been named as the new non-executive chairman of the London Book Fair Advisory Board as Simon Master steps down from the post.
Roche, who has also worked with HMV and Waterstones, and is a former president of the Booksellers Association, said he looked forward to working with the board and LBF team...
Thu, 01/09/2011 - 08:57
Publishers and trade figures have broadly reacted positively towards the scrapping of Waterstone’s 3-for-2 promotion.
As The Bookseller revealed earlier today [31st August], the offer is expected to be scrapped in September and replaced by discount off individual books. It marks the end of arguably the most recognisable book...
Fri, 24/06/2011 - 11:14
Former Borders c.e.o. David Roche is working on a project to enhance reading as he launches his own business.
Roche said David Roche Enterprises has been set up to "help exploit the links between the creative, media and retailing environments in the publishing, entertainment and arts fields".
He said he plans to do...
Sun, 24/10/2010 - 15:13
HarperCollins' group sales and marketing director David Roche is leaving the publisher at the end of this year. Roche joined HarperCollins in August 2008, initially as a consultant, after he left Borders UK earlier that year.
HarperCollins said that following a restructure of the UK and international sales divisions, the role of...
Tue, 05/05/2009 - 08:07
Publishers have broadly backed Waterstone's decision to move to its centralised hub from June and use more part-time staff in its stores. Waterstone’s revealed on Friday (1st May) that the moves could cost up to 650 jobs, equating to 450 full-time roles. An unprecedented number of comments have been left online at theBookseller.com...
Wed, 28/01/2009 - 13:11
Pete Harvey has been appointed as backlist and core stock director at HarperCollins. Harvey is David Roche's first appointment since he joined the publisher in November 2008 as group sales and trade marketing director.
Harvey joins after leaving Borders as range development manager in December last year. The role, which is newly...
Wed, 27/08/2008 - 14:55
Former Borders c.e.o. David Roche has joined HarperCollins as a consultant working in the sales and marketing department. Roche started at the publisher on Wednesday (27th August) and reports directly to Victoria Barnsley, c.e.o. and publisher of HarperCollins UK and international. A spokesperson for the publisher said Roche had joined on...
Mon, 10/03/2008 - 15:05
Senior retailers at Waterstone's, Amazon, Blackwell, John Smith and Foyles used the platform of the Independent Publishers Guild annual conference in Brighton to come out against publishers' moves towards firm sale on backlist.
A "Question Time With The Retailers" session on Saturday saw Waterstone's m.d. Gerry...
Thu, 31/01/2008 - 15:35
Borders UK's new c.e.o. Philip Downer is to carry out a review of the business as his first task at the helm of the company. Speaking to The Bookseller the day after David Roche left the business, Downer said he was responsible for all aspects of Borders. He said that there were "no immediate plans" to make further...