Fri, 09/12/2011 - 08:25
HarperCollins and Canongate have backed Faber’s Stephen Page’s calls for a new publishing to emerge, centering on creativity with copyright.
Page said being creative with copyright will transform the nature of the industry, speaking at The Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference at London’s Queen Elizabeth...
Fri, 09/12/2011 - 08:05
W H Smith has slashed the price of its Kobo Wireless and Touch e-readers as the same products go on sale for the first time in Asda stores today.
The Bookseller revealed this week Asda would begin to sell the Kobo Wireless and Touch for £67 and £107 respectively—which was £22.99 and £2.99...
Thu, 08/12/2011 - 14:50
Foyles has partnered with the National Academy of Writing to host courses for writers seeking to publish their books.
The sessions will run from the bookseller’s Gallery in its flagship Charing Cross Road branch in London.
The courses will start from next year...
Thu, 08/12/2011 - 10:00
Sales and profit have fallen in the last year at book wholesaler Gardners but the company said it was "pleased" to maintain its profitability in an "increasingly competitive and challenging market".
In the year to 28th February 2011, the Eastbourne-based business reported a turnover of £176.5m, down 12% on...
Wed, 07/12/2011 - 09:50
W H Smith has backed rival retailer Asda's move to join WHS in selling Kobo e-readers.
The Bookseller revealed yesterday that the supermarket chain would begin selling the Kobo wireless e-reader for £67 and the touchscreen Kobo for £107 this Friday (9th December).
Asda's price for the wireless Kobo...
Tue, 06/12/2011 - 09:55
Asda will begin selling the Kobo wireless e-reader for £67 this Friday (9th December).
The chain is the first supermarket store to sell the Canadian-based retailer’s product, which it is retailing at a discount of £20 off the r.r.p. The supermarket will also sell the Touchscreen Kobo for £107.
Tue, 06/12/2011 - 09:15
The British Retail Consortium has labelled November sales growth "the worst for six months" as general sales figures show customers have not yet started spending properly for Christmas.
Today’s figures reveal sales were up 0.7% in November against a 2.8% increase in November last year. The organisation said the sales...
Mon, 05/12/2011 - 15:15
Publishers should offer "enhanced hardbacks" with print and digital packaged together, The Bookseller's Futurebook conference was told this morning (5th December).
Keynote speaker Evan Schnittman, Bloomsbury's m.d. for group sales and marketing, print and digital, told delegates at the London event that...
Mon, 05/12/2011 - 08:15
Booksellers say they are set for a "range Christmas", predicting that it will benefit the high street.
This year's Christmas titles have not yet thrown up one "phenomenon" book like last year's Jamie Oliver's 30-minute Meals, but instead are offering customers a wide variety of contenders...
Thu, 01/12/2011 - 16:05
Irish chain bookseller Eason looks likely to escape sizeable store closures following the proposal for cutbacks agreed between the retailer and workers’ union Siptu.
But while no store closure programme was agreed as part of the final propositions, The Bookseller understands there will be a branch-by-branch examination...