Wed, 22/01/2014 - 16:24
The complete writings of Ben Jonson will soon be available in an online archive which took Cambridge University Press 15 years to complete.
The publisher has described the interactive online archive - which includes 158 modern spelling texts, 550 contextual documents, 80 essays, 100 music score and details of 1,300 stage performances...
Wed, 22/01/2014 - 09:10
Book sales at WH Smith were down 7%-8% like-for-like in the Christmas trading period.
In telephone briefings with City analysts this morning, WHS revealed the 7%-8% book sales fall for the 20 weeks to 18th January, saying that the retailer had cut television advertising costs over the period.
Children’s books performed...
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 14:57
Former Waterstones marketing manager Jon Woolcott has joined Stanfords Bookshop in London.
Woolcott - who left Waterstones in December - takes up the newly created role of buying and marketing director, with the buying and marketing teams reporting...
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 09:25
Barnes & Noble’s head of global e-book sales Jim Hilt will be leaving the company in February, with no indication that a replacement will be made.
Hilt, who was managing director of the international B&N unit based in Luxembourg, spent a lot of time in the UK last summer...
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 08:50
The Booksellers Association is offering its independent members a 20% discount for Yodel’s new door-to-door parcel service.
The new YodelDirect service is aimed at small businesses, and allows booksellers to go online and arrange for a driver to collect packages from their shop for delivery somewhere else in the UK. Booksellers...
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 08:40
The Family Bookshop in Thatcham, near Newbury in Berkshire, is set to close after nearly 16 years of trade.
The shop is currently holding a closing down sale and plans to close its doors for good on 28th February.
Stephen Walker, owner of The Family Bookshop, attributed the shop’s closure to customers increasingly...
Mon, 20/01/2014 - 09:40
Amazon is offering a Sunday delivery service for Amazon Prime members in seven UK cities.
The company will begin delivering on a Sunday to people in London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Nottingham, Manchester and Leeds after a short trial...
Mon, 20/01/2014 - 08:57
Publishers are being more generous on book title margin, but could still be more flexible on payment terms, according to independent booksellers.
More than 48% of respondents to The Bookseller’s Christmas trading survey said publishers have been more willing to give larger discounts on titles to indie booksellers over...
Fri, 17/01/2014 - 11:29
Mira Harlequin UK has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to three books by the creator of BBC television series "Death in Paradise", Robert Thorogood.
The show, currently airing every Tuesday at 9pm on BBC One, has previously attracted audiences of nearly 8m.
Thorogood’s three novels will take inspiration...
Fri, 17/01/2014 - 11:04
Accent Press has signed a three-book deal with best-selling author Janey Fraser for a series of “thought-provoking family dramas” to be published under her own name Jane Bidder.
Bidder has also written under the name Sophie King for Hodder & Stoughton with The School Run published in 2005, and under the name...