Thu, 17/10/2013 - 15:51
W H Smith’s website has gone live again after nearly four days without trading.
Smith's relaunched its website this afternoon (17th October), although it is currently not selling e-books on the site. The Bookseller understands the WHS website will sell e-books again in due...
Thu, 17/10/2013 - 12:56
Kobo has officially launched in India through partnerships with bookstores Crossword, W H Smith and electronics store Croma.
Kobo’s e-bookstore has also launched, featuring 95% of top-selling Indian authors including Jhumpa Lahiri, Ramachandra Guha and Sachin Garg alongside international bestsellers such as Dan Brown, John...
Wed, 16/10/2013 - 09:30
Wholesaler Bertrams' latest financial results have seen growth from online traders, its Wordery off-shoot and international expansion. However sales to libraries were down 10%.
The Norwich-based book supplier reported that its revenues were up 7.8% to £187.9m in the 12 months to 31st August, while underlying profit was up 6....
Wed, 16/10/2013 - 08:50
The National Literacy Trust is partnering with McDonald’s to provide "reading tips" to its child diners.
The fast-food chain already offers a "Happy Reader'" voucher in every Happy Meal box sold, which allows parents to acquire a children’s book worth around £4.99, for just £1 from high...
Tue, 15/10/2013 - 16:50
W H Smith has said it expects its website to “be live again shortly” following its temporary trading blackout.
The retailer took its whole website offline following a report on the Mail on Sunday which said offensive,...
Tue, 15/10/2013 - 10:00
Kobo has removed all self-published titles from its UK store following the furore over explicit e-books provided by the e-tailer to the W H Smith website.
Meanwhile WHS' website remains down for a second...
Tue, 15/10/2013 - 07:30
The British Retail Consortium has warned that UK business rates are likely to rise again next year.
The warning follows an announcement by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that the Retail Price Index (RPI) for September rose by 3.2%. The RPI is the figure used to calculate...
Mon, 14/10/2013 - 10:04
Kobo has said pornographic e-book material appeared alongside children’s literature on the W H Smith website as a result of “a select group of publishers and authors violating the self-publishing policies of our platform".
Explicit content was found to appear alongside children’s stories when a search for "...
Mon, 14/10/2013 - 09:15
The refurbished Waterstones stores are seeing overall sales growth of between 5%–10%, m.d. James Daunt has said.
Nearly 70 of the chain’s 287 stores have now been refurbished with new, larger tables installed, wi-fi rolled out and new lighting to focus on the books on display. Daunt said that the revamp—making shops...
Mon, 14/10/2013 - 07:28
London's Big Green Bookshop is holding a midnight opening for the publication of Morrissey’s autobiography this week.
The bookshop, in Wood Green, will open on the evening of Wednesday 16th October and sell the book as soon as the clock strikes 00.01 on Thursday 17th, its official publication date.