Thu, 22/03/2012 - 10:24
Waterstones’ publisher liaison manager Simon Burke is leaving the chain and its publisher liaison manager Cathy Rentzenbrink is also moving on to become the director of Galaxy Quick Reads.
Rentzenbrink, who joined Waterstones as a Christmas temp in 2002 and undertook a variety of roles, was most recently appointed publisher...
Thu, 22/03/2012 - 10:03
Blackwell and Bertrams will go head-to-head with two other library supply services to bid for a contract worth a potential £1,250,000 to supply Coventry University students with complimentary textbooks come September.
In what is thought to be the first tender of its kind in the run-up to tuition fee hikes of up to £9,000...
Thu, 22/03/2012 - 08:00
Simon & Schuster has acquired the fifth and six books in its “most successful young fiction series of 2011” the Dork Diaries series.
Jane Griffiths, editor at S&S, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in two books authored by Rachel Renee Russell, from Angharad Kowal at Writers House UK.
Wed, 21/03/2012 - 15:01
The Booksellers Association is calling for publishers to nominate titles for the Independent Booksellers' Week Book Award 2012.
The IBW Book Award is the only award chosen by UK independent booksellers and their customers, giving publishers what the BA calls a “prime opportunity to promote key titles into the...
Wed, 21/03/2012 - 09:50
Four in ten shops will shut and property portfolios will reduce by 30-40% in the next five years as customers increasingly turn to online shopping over bricks and mortar, according to a report released this morning (21st March).
To remain competitive, chain stores will have to shrink the number of shops they have on the high street as...
Wed, 21/03/2012 - 08:00
Cambridge University Press has moved its US warehouse and fulfillment operations under the management of Ingram Content Group as the academic publisher strives to save costs and prepare for the “unpredictable future” of the transition to digital.
CUP has always used its own warehouse in New York state to ship its books,...
Tue, 20/03/2012 - 10:30
The first Watermark bookshop in Europe has opened in the new London King's Cross concourse with 7,000 books available for sale across the 1,100 sq ft shop.
Former Waterstones Islington manager Farah Taylor has taken charge of the shop as its manager and buyer and has employed 10 staff, who are all "from the book trade and...
Tue, 20/03/2012 - 08:30
Schoolchildren will be encouraged to cash in their World Book Day vouchers by visiting W H Smith stores as part of a partnership between the National Literacy Trust and retail landlord British Land.
British Land has committed £35,000 to fund projects in four communities close to its retail assets in Glasgow, Speke, Rotherham...
Mon, 19/03/2012 - 08:20
Fewer than one in ten students purchase e-books, while 88% of undergraduates still use printed books and lecturer handouts, academic publishers and booksellers have been told.
Yesterday, delegates at the Bookseller Association's Academic, Professional and Specialist group conference at the Walton Hall Hotel in Warwickshire heard...
Mon, 19/03/2012 - 08:10
The Works is enhancing its retail experience around books, creating genre sections, themed window and in-store displays, and increasing the percentage of books it offers to over half of its product range. The chain also plans to continue to grow its estate.
Andrea Bennett, buying director at The Works, said the company had a series...