Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:10
Amazon is targeting the higher education market in the UK by offering students free Prime membership in the newly-launched Amazon Student service.
The company has emailed customers explaining that if they were in higher education in the UK, from now on they will be eligible for a six-month free Amazon Prime trial, which includes...
Mon, 30/06/2014 - 09:50
Tesco’s Blinkbox platform has said it is benefiting from “unprecedented” cross-media sales of the "Game of Thrones" (GOT) books and television series.
Sales of GOT series four are up 60% on the opening week of series three, which is having a knock-on effect to George RR Martin’s book sales, with all...
Fri, 27/06/2014 - 09:30
Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life will be promoted by indie booksellers during Independent Booksellers Week (28th June–5th July) after winning the IBW Book Award for 2014.
A panel of judges voted for the title, published by Black Swan, to win in the adult category, fending off competition from nine other contenders...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 10:00
Bertrams has appointed "business turnaround” specialist Nick Winks as an interim divisional chief executive.
The Bookseller understands Winks was appointed in the last two weeks and that current m.d Graeme Underhill is currently reporting to him.
On his LinkedIn page, Winks describes his specialties as...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 08:50
Barnes & Noble is to separate its Nook Media and Retail businesses in a bid to increase shareholder value.
Michael P Huseby, c.e.o of B&N, said the companies would continue to work together after separation, but stood “the best chance of optimising shareholder value if they are capitalised and operated separately....
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 08:30
American author James Patterson has pledged to donate £250,000 to independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland.
The author’s gift comes two days before the start of Independent Bookseller’s Week (28th June-5th July) and follows his...
Tue, 24/06/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones’ business development manager Neil Best is to leave the company after 25 years in bookselling.
He will leave the company to move to Eastbourne to spend more time with his young family.
Best began in bookselling in 1989 and worked in Waterstones in the UK and Europe, moving to head office in 2006.
Mon, 23/06/2014 - 09:50
Apple is giving away a free e-book a day this week to highlight emerging talent and “exciting new literary voices”.
The promotion has kicked off today (23rd June) with Dawn O’Porter’s debut YA novel Paper Aeroplanes (Hot Key Books) - a “touching” portrayal of young girls trying to come to...
Mon, 23/06/2014 - 09:40
The chairman of the Osprey Group has confirmed the company is undergoing a “strategic review”, which may include the potential sale of "any part of the business".
The move follows the departure of its c.e.o, Rebecca Smart...
Fri, 20/06/2014 - 10:00
Retailers have kicked off promotions they hope will score some extra sales during the World Cup, although many believe any serious boosts will be dependent on how England fare in the tournament.
Many Waterstones stores are pushing translated fiction, showcasing displays of works from authors representing each nation in the tournament...