Mon, 25/10/2010 - 09:31
Retailers are anticipating that Amazon.co.uk will sign up to agency terms within a matter of weeks, despite the internet company’s denunciation of the model as damaging.
It is understood that publishers will press on with agency pricing, despite the retailer’s public resistance. HarperCollins and Penguin are seen as the...
Fri, 24/04/2009 - 05:18
Dan Brown's sequel to The Da Vinci Code has caused glee among retailers, with the new book rocketing up the pre-release charts, after being made available by Waterstone's and Amazon.co.uk immediately with a discount of 50%.
The Lost Symbol is to be released by Transworld on 15th September. The book hit the top...
Fri, 23/01/2009 - 14:01
Bertrams/THE managing director Michael Neil reiterated his confidence in a sale of the wholesaler being completed within the next few weeks as independents complained of deteriorating supplies.
Indies have reported difficulties in receiving both frontlist and backlist titles with key books often unavailable, including titles such as ...
Fri, 12/12/2008 - 11:20
Retailers have dubbed Barack Obama, Julie Walters and Paul O'Grady as the big winners this Christmas, but said Jonathan Ross was the season's biggest loser. Booksellers also bemoaned the lack of a surprise Christmas hit this year, such as 2007's grammar book I Before E. "The biggest surprise this year is that there hasn't...
Fri, 28/11/2008 - 08:50
High street booksellers are banking on a late Christmas to boost turnover after year-on-year book sales registered a decline for the first time since records began. Sales have worsened, particulary on the high street, with footfall monitor Synovate Retail Performance predicting that shopping traffic in December for non-food products would...
Fri, 14/11/2008 - 08:20
High street book sales are beginning to show evidence of a slowdown in the face of the recent economic downturn, with both independents and chains feeling the consumer credit squeeze.
On Wednesday W H Smith became the first chain book retailer to give an indication of how sales have been affected by recent economic conditions. It...