Mon, 23/07/2012 - 10:00
Retailers say the summer’s mixed weather is giving book sales a lift, with Nielsen BookScan data showing figures in growth for the fourth consecutive week.
Sunshine interspersed with rain has brought book sales boosts for supermarkets such as Waitrose and high-street outlets such as W H Smith. Waterstones spokesperson Jon...
Thu, 26/04/2012 - 08:48
JoJo Moyes’ Me Before You has come top of an online voting poll for the Richard and Judy Spring 2012 Book Club titles promoted at W H Smith.
The “unconventional and moving” love story about a woman who becomes a carer to quadriplegic former city worker won 60% of the votes from readers through the W H Smith...
Mon, 02/04/2012 - 08:15
The book market could receive an Olympic boost of around £16m if bookshops decide to take advantage of the relaxation in Sunday trading hours and open for longer, statistics indicate.
As the countdown begins to the first event of the 2012 London Games on 27th July, retailers are planning their strategies to entice shoppers...
Mon, 23/01/2012 - 08:20
Publishers have reported e-book sales surging by up to 355% post-Christmas, as Nielsen BookScan figures show print sales in fiction declined by 30% year on year in the three weeks since Christmas Day.
HarperCollins said sales of its digital books more than tripled to a rise of 355% in the seven days from Boxing Day at the same time...
Mon, 19/12/2011 - 08:15
Christmas 2011 will be "tough" for many on the high street, a leading retail analyst has warned, while indies have complained that they can't compete with record levels of discounting this year.
With W H Smith offering up to 75% off some of its bestsellers and running a "Deal of the Day" each day from 15th...
Fri, 02/12/2011 - 08:15
Sales of cheaply priced classics are surging, with publisher Wordsworth Editions seeing sales of its £1.99 titles leap by as much as 232% year on year. The boost was attributed in part to the recession tightening customers' budgets.
According to Nielsen BookScan TCM figures, spending on all printed novels is down...
Mon, 05/09/2011 - 14:00
William Hill has now named Julian Barnes as favourite to win the Man Booker prize, with the three-times shortlisted author overtaking previous winner Alan Hollinghurst ahead of tomorrow's shortlist announcement (6th September).
Barnes' The Sense of an Ending has now been given odds of 3/1 to take the prize, moving...
Mon, 14/03/2011 - 08:59
Sales of the selected 25 World Book Night titles soared by over 100% at W H Smith, amid a wider trade sales boost, following television coverage, events and book giveaways to mark its inaugural year.
On 5th March, 20,000 people gave away one million books in a bid to boost adult reading and raise the profile of the industry across the...