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...
Mon, 19/03/2012 - 08:00
Library campaigners and Unison have called for Ed Vaizey to step down from his position as minister for culture, communications and creative industries after failing to take a strong stance over the issue of library closures.
On Tuesday (13th March) Vaizey gave evidence at the final session of a select committee enquiry into library...
Fri, 16/03/2012 - 16:03
Simon & Schuster has acquired two novels by broadcaster and Richard & Judy Book Club founder Richard Madeley.
Publishing director Suzanne Baboneau bought world English-language rights from Luigi Bonomi at LBA.
Madeley's début novel, Some Day I’ll Find You, to be published in 2013, begins...
Fri, 16/03/2012 - 08:10
Publishers need to emerge from the shadow of Nielsen BookScan and use their own judgement while improving non-fiction books in order to beat the digital onslaught, delegates at the Independent Publishers Guild's 50th conference heard last week.
Publishers need to become "pricing experts" and think more dynamically when...
Thu, 15/03/2012 - 08:54
E-bookseller Kobo plans to grow device sales in the UK with a strong marketing push towards the end of this year. The company will grow its UK-based team, establish new relationships with retailers, and provide specific content tailored to the education market.
Newly appointed UK country manager Phil Wood, formerly a consumer...
Wed, 14/03/2012 - 08:20
Waterstones is to move its head office to its flagship store in Piccadilly to be closer to its customers and publishers.
The move from its current location in Brentford is expected to take place in August this year after Westminster Council signs off the planning permission.
Wed, 14/03/2012 - 08:15
Encyclopedia Britannica has ceased to print its 32-volume print edition after 244 years to concentrate on its digital model.
The company said the move was the latest in a trend of making more digital products available and expanding its range of educational products, after its president Jorge Cauz said the company had forseen “...
Tue, 13/03/2012 - 14:51
Library campaigners have welcomed MP Ed Vaizey’s offer to speak with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) about library staffing levels but others have condemned the culture minster for offering “too little, too late”.
As library campaigners from several different groups gathered...
Tue, 13/03/2012 - 10:00
Shadow culture minister MP Dan Jarvis has warned Ed Vaizey risks becoming the “Dr Beeching” of libraries as the culture minister prepares to give evidence at the DCMS select enquiry and library campaigners make their way to a mass rally in London.
In a speech Jarvis intends to give at the Methodist Central Hall rally this...
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:55
Library campaigners have called on MP Ed Vaizey to ensure libraries are run more efficiently rather than closing them down, ahead of his appearance at the Culture, Media and Sport select committee hearing tomorrow (13th March).
Data from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy over the last ten years, analysed by Tim...