Tue, 17/06/2014 - 16:22
Wiley is positioned to “become a solutions leader in professional learning and development”, its president has said, while revealing print sales were down to 29% of revenue in the last year.
The academic publisher has released its financial results for 2014, with revenue from print books down but sales of digital books...
Tue, 17/06/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones has announced the opening of its fourth shop in two months, with a new store set for Southwold, Suffolk.
In a striking departure, the small 900 sq ft branch will not be called Waterstones but The Southwold Bookshop, to reflect that it will be “a quintessentially local bookshop,” according to managing director...
Tue, 17/06/2014 - 09:40
Mike Jones, Simon & Schuster’s publishing director for non-fiction, has resigned from the company and will leave this week.
Jones joined S&S UK from Bloomsbury six years ago and has published an impressive list, including names such as Gordon Brown, Iain Martin, Andrew Wilson, James Barr, David Reynolds, Ferdinand Mount...
Tue, 17/06/2014 - 09:10
Apple has agreed to an undisclosed settlement in the e-book price fixing case in the US after bowing out of a civil class action lawsuit taken by 33 US states and individual consumers.
A document filed with a New York court by lawyer Steve Berman, said that Apple and the state of Texas, et al, had reached an agreement.
Tue, 17/06/2014 - 08:50
The Works has seen a 7% boost in sales following unprecedented growth in its e-commerce arm.
The chain retailer, which stocks books as half of its product range, saw a 90% increase in online sales over the course of a year, bringing the company’s overall sales to £141m, up 7% like-for-like.
The company has also...
Mon, 16/06/2014 - 09:20
Two people have died in warehouse incidents while working for Amazon in the US, it has been revealed.
One woman, 52-year-old Jody Rhoads, died on 1st June at an Amazon warehouse in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, after she was crushed underneath a motorised pallet jack she was operating which crashed into some shelves. A second Amazon worker...
Fri, 13/06/2014 - 09:55
An author will be in every bookshop in the UK for the launch of this year’s Books Are My Bag campaign, its organisers have revealed.
Jo James, formerly Waterstones’ and Ottakar’s events manager, has been appointed as the new BAMB campaign co-ordinator. She has set the ambitious target of authors and publishers...
Fri, 13/06/2014 - 09:10
A mini UK bookshop boom appears to be under way as a fifth new store opening is announced in a week.
Winstone’s, owned by Wayne Winstone, is to open a second branch in the South West seaside resort of Sidmouth in Devon at the end of this month.
The 860 sq foot store will stock 8,000 titles at its location on the high...
Fri, 13/06/2014 - 08:50
Google Play is soon to make e-books available in 13 more countries around the world.
The company announced in error on its website that the e-books were already on offer but then retracted the statement, saying “the launches are coming but not ready today.”
The new countries set to sell Google Play books are...
Thu, 12/06/2014 - 09:00
Amazon has a 78% market share of Hachette Livre e-book titles in the UK and a 60% share in the US, an Investor Day presentation by Hachette Livre has revealed.
The presentation, made public on the company's website and first reported by Publishers Marketplace, has shed fresh light into how hard the publisher must be being hit by...