Wed, 02/07/2014 - 11:54
American political giant Hillary Clinton is to sign copies of her new book, Hard Choices (Simon & Schuster) at an exclusive event at Watestones Piccadilly tomorrow (3rd July).
The signing will take place at 1pm and tickets are available from the...
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:00
Independent Booksellers Week has got off to a flying start, the Booksellers Association has said, with National Book Token redemptions up 16% week-on-week.
The hike suggests independent booksellers have seen a boost on the back of IBW, which kicked off last Friday (27th June) and will run until 5th July.
Many events took...
Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:20
More than £82,000 has been awarded to 29 authors and poets at the Society of Authors’ Awards 2014, including Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner Eimear McBride and Costa winner Nathan Filer.
2013 Costa winner Nathan Filer was...
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.