Wed, 07/03/2012 - 08:40
Little, Brown author Val McDermid has backed the role of publishers, as children's laureate Julia Donaldson spoke of her concern over the future of high street bookshops.
Speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Writers Group and All Party Parliamentary Publishers Group Author Dialogues Evening last night (6th March), organised by...
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 08:16
Irish-owned retailer Eason has reached agreement with staff over a cost-reduction programme involving 150 redundancies, after months of negotiations with union Siptu.
The company is also to close its shop in Talbot Street, Dublin, on 12th March, with the shop's 12 staff offered redeployment or redundancy.
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 08:15
Foyles has launched a new e-book store with free e-reading apps giving access to more than 200,000 titles available in the UK. The bookseller called it "the first in a series of new digital developments".
Users will be able to access their e-book library...
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 08:10
The Works is heralding a revived "commitment to books" after appointing a new c.e.o. and celebrating pre-Christmas like-for-like sales growth of 12%.
Former m.d. Kevin Keaney, recently promoted to the position of c.e.o., said the book, stationery and toy retailer sold 10 million books in the last quarter to Christmas, and...
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 08:04
Indigo Books & Music has reported a fall in profit of C$3.3million (£2.09m) in its third quarter due to high discounting of physical books and increasing sales of "lower margin e-readers."
The Canadian bookselling chain reported a net profit for the quarter ending 31st December of C$23.7m, down from C$27m for the...
Wed, 18/01/2012 - 15:56
The Booksellers Association has pledged to write to the chief executives of all 390 local authorities to call on them to lower business rates for bookshops. The move comes following a call in the House of Commons for booksellers to be given a special business rate incentive to set up on the high street.
During the six-hour Commons...
Mon, 09/01/2012 - 08:30
Customer sentiment towards the high street helped independent bookshops in the final weeks of the year, as the well-publicised Mary Portas report and the Bookseller Association's IndieBound scheme highlighted the impact of consumers' buying decisions on their local communities.
Booksellers spoken to as part of The Bookseller...
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 08:10
The BA has announced that this year's flagship book trade conference is moving out of London to Warwick. The event is reverting to a more purist, bookseller-first feel, with the BA delivering a conference designed primarily for retailers, with publishers attending to meet and sell to retailers.
The other major change is that the...
Wed, 04/01/2012 - 07:50
An MP has joined the Bookseller Association's calls for the government to respond to the Mary Portas review earlier than spring.
The retail expert submitted a list of 28 recommendations to prime minister David Cameron in December...
Tue, 13/12/2011 - 08:50
Mary Portas is expected to suggest cutting regulations for traders and launching a national market day to help save Britain’s high streets from "dying" in her report released later this morning.
The much-anticipated report of the "Mary Queen of Shops" television presenter on the future of the UK’s high...