Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:23
A new-era HMV will continue to sell books, restructuring company Hilco has confirmed.
Former Waterstones employee Michael Neil will also remain as the chain’s commercial director.
Hilco announced last week (5th April) that it had bought 141 of the 230 HMV stores, including 25 previously earmarked for closure, in a deal...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:21
Ken Livingstone will announce the winner of the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing at the inaugural London Radical Booksellers Fair in May.
The fair has been organised by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers to showcase “the depth and breadth of radical publishing and bookselling in the UK”.It will take place at...
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 10:16
Book sales at W H Smith dropped 6% like-for-like in the six months to 28th February, according to the company's latest half-yearly financial results. However its range of Kobo e-readers and accessories saw a "strong performance", the company said.
W H Smith Group profit-before-tax increased 5% to £69m, even though...
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 09:30
British novelist Michelle Lovric and Strega Prize-winner Tiziano Scarpa are among a large group of authors backing a campaign to save Venice's bookshops.
There have been several recent losses due to rising rates and rents.
Around 100 authors have signed a manifesto with ideas to save bookshops in the city and at a public...
Mon, 08/04/2013 - 08:45
The film rights to YA debut novel Half Bad by Sally Green have been snapped up by Fox 2000, hard on the heels of the book’s acquisition at the Bologna Book Fair.
The book, by Warrington-based Open University student Sally Green, was signed by Puffin editorial director Ben Horslen two days before Bologna and confidently...
Mon, 08/04/2013 - 08:30
Independent booksellers are concerned the latest changes to postal charges will have a further negative impact on their businesses this year. Business rates increased by 2.6% this month, and Royal Mail changed its postal pricing at the same time.
Royal Mail began charging 30p more for a first-class parcel weighing up to 750g to...
Fri, 05/04/2013 - 09:35
Restructuring firm Hilco is reportedly poised to save 130 HMV-branded stores and 2,500 jobs in a £50m deal.
Sky News has reported that the move to save the stores could be finalised as early as this morning (5th April) and could see HMV emerging from administration as a newly-formed UK company.
Hilco bought HMV’s...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 16:50
Simon & Schuster has partnered with CBS Outdoor to bring its author chef Lisa Faulkner’s recipes to commuters on the London Underground.
CBS Outdoor will show 2010 MasterChef winner Faulker creating dishes for commuters as part of its Commuter Kitchen project.
Exclusive videos will appear on CBS Outdoor UK’s...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:30
A new report on the e-book market in 2012 shows the continuing dominance of fiction, with fiction titles taking more than double the market share digitally than in print, with non-fiction and children’s titles only slowly beginning to make headway.
The report, published by Nielsen entitled “Understanding the E-book...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 16:00
HarperCollins and Hachette UK are the first UK publishers to introduce a refined agency model with Amazon.co.uk.
The online giant removed the text indicating that HC and Hachette UK's e-book prices were "set by publisher” today after concluding negotiations with the publishers following the European Commission ruling...