Thu, 10/07/2008 - 14:13
Social shopping website BookRabbit has made six of its 10 staff redundant, including managing director Kieron Smith.
The staff—IT director Will Jones, community manager Ian Thomas, systems manager Oliver White and developers Tony Dylan and Jason Merry—were informed of the redundancies this week. All staff will continue to...
Wed, 25/06/2008 - 12:14
Four buyers have expressed an interest in taking over the e-commerce side of Retail8, which includes the BookRabbit and Samedaybooks websites. The revelation follows a review by parent company ArgentVive, which found that the business required "working capital properly to fund its marketing and development activities". Earlier this...
Wed, 21/05/2008 - 07:30
Social shopping website BookRabbit, which allows users to browse other members' bookshelves online, has launched its website promising to beat Amazon.co.uk on price on more than 100,000 titles.
Books can be bought directly from the BookRabbit website at ...
Fri, 16/05/2008 - 07:56
BookRabbit.com, the new online bookshop and networking site, has signed a deal with ICUE to be the sole purchasing partner for the mobile services provider's "first chapter previews".
The previews service can send chapter samplers to the mobile phones of customers interacting with book advertising posters. Publishers can...
Tue, 01/04/2008 - 11:47
BookRabbit hopped on to the scene last week, after a mere two and a half months development above our bookshop in Chertsey. We have started by opening ourselves up for criticism by the trade only - giving our industry peers a chance to have a play first,...
Mon, 04/02/2008 - 20:19
The purchase by Amazon of Audible should pose quite a serious question for both publishers and booksellers who want to sell audio books as digital downloads. As an industry we ought to feel very uncomfortable that one retailer will have virtual monopoly.
But the industry, in the most part, would rather ignore the whole problem and just...
Tue, 16/10/2007 - 15:02
Thu, 04/10/2007 - 12:12
Samedaybooks, which owns the chain of bookshops known as Methvens, has sold two of its stores as it shifts its focus away from high street retailing to e-commerce.
The Petworth and Cobham stores were sold to their management this week. Managing director Kieron Smith, who joined from Waterstone's in September, said Sameday intends to...
Tue, 24/07/2007 - 13:49
The former head of e-commerce at failed retailer Fopp has been hired by Waterstone's to become its new head of internet operations. Matt Bradbeer has joined the company and will work alongside the retailer’s current head of internet operations, Kieron Smith, before Smith joins Samedaybooks in September as its manager of e-commerce...
Mon, 23/07/2007 - 15:07
Kieron Smith, Waterstone’s online commercial operations manager, is to join Samedaybooks as manager of the company's e-commerce operations in September. A replacement for Smith at Waterstone’s has not yet been named. Smith joined Waterstone’s last year from video game retailer Game and was one of those responsible for...