Wed, 08/02/2012 - 09:57
Self-published crime writer Kerry Wilkinson claimed the top spot in the UK Kindle bestseller chart for the last quarter of 2011, Amazon has revealed, as speculation mounts that the online retailer is planning to open its own physical store to push its exclusive book sales.
Wilkinson, from Lancashire, published his novel Locked In...
Tue, 07/02/2012 - 13:08
LS Travel Retail will open the first Watermark Bookstore in Europe at the new Kings Cross redevelopment site.
The company - a subsidiary of LS travel retail EMEA which is a division of the Lagardère Services group - currently operates two Watermark bookshops at airports in Australia and four in North America, and believes the...
Tue, 07/02/2012 - 10:00
UK retail sales returned to negative like-for-like growth last month, in what was described as "the second worst January" since retail records began in 1995.
Figures from the British Retail Consortium this morning (7th February) show like-for-like sales were down 0.3% in January in comparison to the same month last year, as...
Tue, 07/02/2012 - 09:00
Random House, Canongate and Macmillan Children’s Books are the latest publishers to send staff to work in bookshops as a cross-industry shadowing scheme picks up pace.
The initiative, run jointly by the Publishers Association and the Booksellers Association, allows publishers and booksellers to offer work placements to one...
Tue, 07/02/2012 - 08:45
Booklore bookshop in Sherborne is closing after 35 years.
Its owner, Gill Capel, is retiring after running the shop for 21 years. Capel said she took the decision to close Booklore after failing to find a buyer for the freehold business.
Capel said: "I did try to sell it, but this is not a good time economically to sell...
Mon, 06/02/2012 - 08:20
E-book retailer Kobo has the capability to grow at three times the speed under its new owner Rakuten.
In his first UK interview, Kentaro Hyakuno, the head of global business at the firm, told The Bookseller that Kobo and Rakuten will grow together at rapid speed, as they share the same ambitions for global expansion. The...
Mon, 06/02/2012 - 08:13
Canadian bookselling chain Indigo Books and Music and Books-a-Million have joined ranks with Barnes & Noble in refusing to sell Amazon-printed book titles in their stores.
Indigo’s vice-president Janet Eger accused the e-commerce giant of not acting in the best interests of readers and the wider industry as a whole by its...
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 14:31
Book supplier Browns Books for Students is to launch an e-book platform especially for schools and colleges from summer 2012.
The tool – called VLeBooks - will combine Browns existing physical books services in what the company has called an “unrivalled” access to digital textbooks for pupils in mainstream...
Thu, 02/02/2012 - 09:54
Amazon has this morning launched an e-commerce site in India called Junglee.com.
The platform will allow Amazon and third party sellers to vend 12 million products by over 14,000 Indian and global brands including books, electrical products, clothes jewellery and home products. The site...
Wed, 01/02/2012 - 09:00
Amazon.co.uk increased Kindle e-book sales by five times in its fourth quarter but its parent company Amazon.com announced a sharp fall in profits as it failed to meet analysts' expectations in its financial results today...