Wed, 19/01/2011 - 15:40
The Book Depository grew sales by more than 70% in the half-year to December 2010, with revenue now expected to be £120m in its full year, almost double what it achieved the year before.
Sales increased to £60m up from last year’s sales of £35m. Kieron Smith, managing director of the online bookseller, said sales...
Mon, 01/11/2010 - 09:12
Canongate and The Book Depository have entered into an official partnership, with the online bookseller selling the Scottish publisher's reissued Canongate Classics. More than 100 Canongate Classics titles are being sold through the site, with both physical and e-book versions available. They will be exclusively sold through a dedicated...
Thu, 22/04/2010 - 10:31
The Book Depository has been awarded the 2010 Queen's Award for International Trade, with 60% of its revenue last year coming from overseas.
The online retailer has won the award for increasing its turnover by 51.7% in the last year to £61m despite the recession. This year the retailer has expanded its offering to include a...
Wed, 18/11/2009 - 04:45
The Book Depository is to give away more than 11,000 book titles for free download so it can give its customers an opportunity to "try ebooks all at no risk and free of charge". The move will lead the way for the launch of a full-fledged e-book store.
Kieron Smith, managing director, said that The Book Depository would be...
Fri, 04/09/2009 - 05:45
Internet bookseller The Book Depository recorded sales growth of more than 50% in its latest financial year, according to the group. Turnover jumped to £61m in the year to end-June 2009, representing growth of 51.7% on the previous year's figure of £40.5m.
Kieron Smith, who joined as managing director in August last year...
Wed, 24/06/2009 - 10:52
The Book Depository has begun testing a new North America specific site ahead of its launch next month. The internet retailer is hoping to have specific pricing and content for its American customers on a bookdepository.com site.
The move is part of the retailer's plans to expand overseas. More than half of its £40m annual...
Tue, 19/05/2009 - 10:45
After Jonathan Ross launched his ‘Wossy Twitter Bookclub’ this week, the author of the first book chosen, Jon Ronson, commented ‘Finally the Internet is working for ME!’
Actually trying to get the Internet...
Mon, 16/02/2009 - 15:17
The Book Depository has launched an updated version of its website as part of an effort to strengthen its worldwide online sales. It is now offering free shipping to 90 countries, up from 30.
The website was unveiled on Friday (13th February), and "it seems to be going very smoothly," said Kieron Smith, managing director....
Fri, 22/08/2008 - 08:20
The Book Depository is planning to expand internationally with country-specific websites, following the appointment of former BookRabbit m.d. Kieron Smith as its new managing director.
The Book Depository c.e.o. Andrew Crawford told The Bookseller: "We really want to become a world bookseller, and will be working in this...
Tue, 19/08/2008 - 14:25
The Book Depository has hired former BookRabbit managing director Kieron Smith as its new m.d. and employed the six other BookRabbit employees made redundant from the retailer last month as it looks to expand.
The Book Depository's founder and current m.d. Andrew Crawford has been appointed c.e.o. He said that the seven hires would...