Fri, 24/01/2014 - 09:30
After several years of triple-digit sales rises, the rate of e-book growth has slowed considerably for Britain’s top publishers. The e-book sales for 2013—collated by The Bookseller from figures supplied by publishers—for the top five trade players was 42.3 million units. This is a rise of 18% year on year (up 6.4...
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:41
E-books will continue to be a challenge in 2014, even though they are already a multi-million pound industry, Hachette UK’s head of digital George Walkley has said.
Speaking at the Digital Publishing Chrismas Fair in Hoxton yesterday (11th December), which brought together start-ups from across the trade, Walkley outlined...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 17:54
George Walkley, head of digital at Hachette UK, has defined the three essential, bedrock skills he considers to be needed for a modern publisher.
Speaking at the FutureBook conference today (21st November), at a session on Shaping the Future Workforce, Walkley identified three "applied, basic" skills, saying everyone working...
Mon, 18/11/2013 - 13:02
A year ago I spoke at a media and telecoms conference in Norway, to an audience composed primarily of executives from other industries.
As I cast around for some facts and figures to explain our business to outsiders, I came across an opinion piece in the Financial Times that stated that “the book publishing world has...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 08:30
Barnes & Noble has vowed to fight for digital market share in the UK following a recent leap in content sales sparked by an aggressive price cut on the Nook Simple Touch.
Publishers have told The Bookseller content sales “took off overnight” when B&N slashed the price of its original e-reader from £...
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...
Tue, 03/01/2012 - 15:24
Hachette has reported a "blockbuster Christmas for e-books", selling more than 100,000 e-books in the UK on Christmas Day, and "many more" in international markets.
The figure echoes that of HarperCollins, which reported selling...
Sun, 10/01/2010 - 09:28
A "very strong" independent sector, the growth of the e-book market and a continued fight for library campaigners are some of the predictions for next year made by figures from the retail, library and digital sides of the trade.
As polled by The Bookseller, Tim Godfray, Michael Neil, Tim Coates, Roy Clare and George...
Wed, 27/08/2008 - 06:57
George Walkley has been made marketing director for the Little, Brown Book Group from 1st September, reporting to group sales and marketing director Robert Manser. He will also continue in his role as director of digital strategy reporting to Ursula MacKenzie.
"I'm delighted to be taking on a wider role in Little, Brown's...
Wed, 13/02/2008 - 12:28
It was no coincidence that both HarperCollins and Random House chose to unveil their new digital initiatives on the eve of the second O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing conference. The conference is likely to set the agenda for publishers' digital conversations for the...