Fri, 24/05/2013 - 15:34
The Office of Fair Trading has cleared the acquisition of Nelson Thornes by Oxford University Press after a four-month investigation.
OUP announced in January it had bought educational publisher Nelson Thornes from parent company Infinitas Learning for an undisclosed sum. At the time, estimates suggested that the two companies...
Fri, 24/05/2013 - 12:43
Blackwell’s plans to expand its store portfolio this year, starting with a site at Derby University.
The academic bookselling chain has snapped up the Derby campus bookshop after Waterstones announced it would vacate it and another five campus stores around the country in...
Fri, 24/05/2013 - 09:00
More than 130 independent booksellers have signed up to the new Indie eBook Shop already, with the figure expected to increase to around 400.
National Book Tokens (NBT) launched the service at the London Book Fair in April, giving independent booksellers 17.5% commission on e-book sales through the site, which is powered by Gardners...
Thu, 23/05/2013 - 09:30
Pearson has revealed “significant changes” to its organisational structure and appointed a new leadership team in a bid to accelerate its advances into digital learning, education services and emerging markets.
The changes will be implemented to capitalise on “significant growth opportunities” in those three...
Thu, 23/05/2013 - 07:55
Amazon has announced it will roll out its Kindle Fire models to 170 countries. At the same time, it will make its app store available to 200 countries.
The retailer said today (23rd May) it will offer the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9in to 170 countries from 13th June, priced $214 and $284 respectively. Amazon currently only...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 11:51
Waterstones' managing director James Daunt has said the chain needs to "book sell its way out" of its market challenges, as it moves to restructure to ensure its long-term health.
Staff reacting to news of the consultation set to affect 560 management-level staff described the mood inside the company as "subdued...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:47
Waterstones has begun a company-wide consultation with around 560 management-level staff as it prepares for a restructure set to put more emphasis on traditional shop floor bookselling.
Staff were told last night (20th May) in an email communication from Waterstones managing director James Daunt that those holding the positions of...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 17:26
Keith Smith from Warwick and Kenilworth Bookshops has criticised HMRC and the government for allowing Amazon to pay a tiny amount of corporation tax in the UK in comparison to its UK sales.
The comment came after a barrage of media reports...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:48
Universities minister David Willetts this week praised the “genuine added value” of the academic publishing industry during a session of intense questioning from the House of Commons business, innovation and skills (BIS) committee as it probed the implications of the government’s Open Access policy. However, he said non-...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:40
A “strong and diverse” shortlist for the Goldsboro Books and Historical Writers Association debut historical fiction prize 2013 has been revealed.
Judges have already predicted a hard-fought contest between titles to claim the final prize, with Goldsboro Books owner David Headley saying “picking a winner will be...