Fri, 21/12/2012 - 07:30
Waterstones is giving new prominence to its book club in 2013 after customers responded well to the paperback promotion in its first year.
From January, selected titles will be placed front-of-store and all books in the promotion will have a standard "buy one get one half price" discount, along with the...
Fri, 30/11/2012 - 09:00
Publishers running Black Friday direct-to-consumer online promotions have reported massive increases to their website traffic and sales.
Penguin, Osprey and Bloomsbury were among the publishers who ran pre-Christmas offers online last Friday (23rd November), following the US tradition of a post-Thanksgiving discount day.
Fri, 23/11/2012 - 12:34
Publishers have joined retailers for the first time in offering customers up to 50% off books as part of Black Friday promotions today (23rd November).
"Black Friday" is a US promotional tradition, with retailers offering discounts on the day after Thanksgiving, marking the beginning of Christmas shopping.
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.
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 07:25
The former owner of Maher the Bookseller, which went out of business in June after 16 years trading, has opened another bookshop selling titles for up to 50% off r.r.p.
Tony Maher, who used to own his former business in the Howard Centre of Welwyn Garden City, recently opened The Bookshop in the shopping complex in the centre of...
Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:40
Waterstone's has floated the idea of introducing differential book pricing across stores in the UK in its discussions with some publishers.
The chain is considering marketing books at different prices across different branches, according to its type of demographic. The concept is also believed to have been considered by...
Tue, 18/05/2010 - 10:20
The chief executive of Hachette would back price regulation to stop retailers selling books below cost price, delegates at the Book Industry Conference were told yesterday (17th May).
Tim Hely Hutchinson, who was one of the supporters of the abolition of the Net Book Agreement in the 1990s, said while he was "in my bones, a free...
Mon, 10/05/2010 - 07:54
Borders Australia online is taking on Amazon.com in a pricing war, guaranteeing to beat prices offered by the US-based online bookshop giant, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Borders Australia online said its price guarantee signaled a new era in the way Australian booksellers would compete in the global online market.
Mon, 18/01/2010 - 10:11
Last month I spoke at The Bookseller's FutureBook conference on a familiar topic: the lessons that publishing can learn from the music industry. Most of these are now well known, so we tried to focus on the less obvious points. It struck me that one important difference between record labels and publishers is that (apart from one brief period...
Mon, 04/01/2010 - 16:37
Deep discounting and the continuing recession are the main threats to independent booksellers according to The Bookseller's Christmas survey.
But there was also confidence among the 40 respondents that "proper bookshops" would continue to attract book buyers.
Gary Kingdon of Burnley-based Badger Books said...