Mon, 27/09/2010 - 05:15
Titles from a meerkat, a Jedi master and a book about fonts are all in the running to become this year’s Christmas dark horse.
Retailers polled by the Bookseller named a selection of quirky titles including Yoda, Bring You Wisdom, I Will (Chronicle Books), A Simples Life: The Life and Times of Aleksandr Orlov by...
Thu, 23/09/2010 - 09:35
Independent bookseller Foyles has increased its operating profit five-fold in the last year (to 30th June) to just under half a million pounds, bucking the trend in the overall market.
Operating profit increased over from £80,625 in the previous year to £434,588. Turnover also grew by 1.9% to £23.1 million and like-for-...
Mon, 13/09/2010 - 07:00
New independent bookshop Woolfson & Tay opened this weekend on September 11th in Bermondsey Square. The bookshop, cafe and gallery will focus on the theme of 'Life Story' with a particular emphasis on biography and autobiography titles along with events and exhibitions which encourage people to share their life stories.
Sun, 05/09/2010 - 07:50
Irish bookshop chain Hughes & Hughes has today reopened its store in Dundalk, County Louth.
Former manager Ellie Winters has rejoined the shop and has seven members of staff. The opening brings to six the number of Hughes & Hughes bookshops now re-opened by holding company Sivota.
M.d. Derek Hughes said it was "very...
Tue, 31/08/2010 - 08:42
Independents have chosen 12 titles by authors including poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, John le Carré and Julia Donaldson as the highlights of the Christmas Books Catalogue 2010.
The 150-strong list is produced jointly by the Booksellers Association and Book Marketing Limited, and is the first marketing campaign for the new...
Tue, 17/08/2010 - 12:28
Tony Blair's donation of the proceeds of his memoir A Journey to help injured servicemen, and the consequent media furore over the gesture, will both help the book do well in the shops, say retailers.
The former PM announced yesterday he would donate all proceedings from the memoir, which Tony Blair's spokesperson has...
Thu, 12/08/2010 - 07:27
SilverDell Books owner Elaine Silverwood has organised a mini-literary festival featuring the likes of Mark Billingham and Tess Gerritsen which takes place next week. The Bloomin' Good Books Festival will be held from 19th to 22nd August as part of the Southport Flower Show, now in its 81st year. The festival is also being held in...
Wed, 28/07/2010 - 05:41
Gardners has introduced a range of music CDs for booksellers to buy in addition to its existing dvd range.
The wholesaler has stocked approximately 45,000 DVD titles since that range as first launched in 2008. Initially, Gardners will hold a range of 70,000 individual music CDs with a view to doubling the range over the next 12 months....
Tue, 27/07/2010 - 08:29
Bad weather and redundancies have contributed to Scottish booksellers suffering greatly in the first half of the year, whereas tourism has kept the south afloat.
According to Nielsen BooksScan data, year on year sales (to 10th July) have fallen by 16.7% to £8.6 million in the Borders region and by 9.1% to £17.5m in northern...
Sun, 11/07/2010 - 09:16
Richmond-based independents Alma Books and Oneworld Classics have signed a global sales and distribution agreement with Bloomsbury.
The alliance will be effective from January 2011 in all territories except the US, where it will come into effect in July 2011. Alma and Oneworld Classics will move their distribution from Grantham Book...