Wed, 11/06/2014 - 09:50
Anti-Amazon campaign group Amazon Anonymous has this morning (11th June) listed a "product" titled “Living Wages for Amazon Workers!” (now...
Wed, 11/06/2014 - 09:40
WH Smith has said its sale trends are continuing to improve as it reported like-for-like sales down 2% over the last quarter.
The chain bookseller said for the 14 weeks to 7th June 2014, total sales were up in its Travel arm by 4%, but like-for-like sales were flat in comparison to the same period last year.
High Street sales...
Tue, 10/06/2014 - 17:08
Simon & Schuster has acquired rights to former Avon author Luca Veste’s new crime novel after a “heated three-way auction”.
S&S’s publishing director Jo Dickinson won UK and Commonwealth rights to three books by Veste, as yet untitled, in a deal negotiated through agent Phil Patterson of Marjacq Scripts...
Tue, 10/06/2014 - 13:05
Hillary Clinton has described how she “held her breath” in the “tense” moment that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by US navy SEALs in May 2011.
The former US Secretary of State’s memoir Hard Choices saw a global released today (10th June) and is being widely seen as the run up to...
Tue, 10/06/2014 - 09:50
Waterstones is set to open its “most idiosyncratic” shop to date in Lewes at the end of the month.
After weeks of negotiations the lease has been signed on historic building Dial House in the Cliffe Precinct and the bookshop will incorporate a Café W.
Waterstones managing director James Daunt told The...
Tue, 10/06/2014 - 09:40
Waterstones is set to open a branch of Hatchards at London’s St Pancras International.
Foyles announced last week that it was vacating the London station where it had been for six years, after failing to renegotiate its lease.
Tue, 10/06/2014 - 09:30
A prominent media and advertising campaign is backing Simon & Schuster's global publication of Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices memoir today (Tuesday, 10th June).
In the UK, the Times newspaper is running serials of the book today and tomorrow (10th/11th June), with an interview with the former US...
Mon, 09/06/2014 - 10:00
The opening of Foyles new flagship store on Charing Cross Road "was almost as good as Christmas Day”, according to the company’s chief executive.
More than 300 customers queued around the block in the pouring rain to await the unveiling of the much-discussed multi-million pound store at 12.30pm on Saturday (7th June...
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 13:50
Galley Beggar Press co-founder Henry Layte has said his Norwich bookshop The Book Hive was “crucial” in the story of how he came to publish the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction-winning novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing. However, he also warned that setting up an indie press took investment, dedication, risk and...
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:00
Foyles is set to open its “dazzling” multi-million pound new flagship store tomorrow (7th June)—the largest bookshop to open in the UK this century.
Chief executive Sam Husain said the 37,000 sq ft four-storey retail space heralds “a new era” for Foyles and will ensure the 111-year-old bookseller’s...