Wed, 15/01/2014 - 15:12
Macmillan Science and Education has structured its education division into three global business areas following a strategic review.
The three global business areas are Higher Education, Language Learning and Schools. As part of the restructure, Emma Bourne (pictured), former international development director at Oxford University...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 08:15
Two Christian bookshops have announced their closure in the past few days, with booksellers saying that churchgoers are buying less Christian literature.
Barbican Bookshop in Fossgate, York, closed on Saturday (11th January) after 53 years and The Horsham Christian Centre in Horsham will close at the end of the month after 20 years of...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 08:00
The organiser of a petition demanding that Amazon pay its warehouse employees the Living Wage is calling on people to join her in delivering the document by hand to the company’s London offices on 28th February.
Emily Kenway began the petition...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 06:25
Book wholesaler Bertrams has reported that total revenues increased by 9.7% in the 19 weeks to 11th January, helped by the success of online retailer Wordery.
The Norwich-based company said that while total revenue increased by 9.7%, like-for-like sales decreased by 0.4%.
While new acquisitions and the growth of the new...
Tue, 14/01/2014 - 09:45
Booksellers have confirmed that they expect the April business rates rise to have a “serious” impact on their business, despite the increase being capped below inflation.
High street retailers will see a 2% increase in business rates in the new financial year.
The rate was capped below the anticipated 3.2% in the...
Tue, 14/01/2014 - 09:20
The History Press has sold its Germany-based historical picture book subsidiary Sutton Verlag to GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus for an undisclosed sum.
Sutton Verlag, which publishes picture books, guide books, crime and biographies as well as titles on engineering and transport, was founded in 1996 and is based in Erfurt, Germany....
Mon, 13/01/2014 - 09:40
WH Smith has confirmed that it is in discussion with "a number" of convenience store retailers about converting into WH Smith Local formats.
The retailer’s Local Roadshow held 9th-11th December went “really well” according to a WH Smith spokesperson, who told The Bookseller that further roadshows...
Fri, 10/01/2014 - 09:30
A strong autumn publishing list led most independent booksellers to see an increase in sales over the Christmas period, according to The Bookseller’s latest annual Christmas trading survey.
Of the 47 indies who responded, nearly 46% reported a sales lift over the festive period, with one indie claiming to be up by as...
Fri, 10/01/2014 - 08:45
The Works saw like-for-like sales increase by 10% over the Christmas trading period in December.
The discount retailer, for which books count as 50% of its stock, hailed the Christmas sales as “a record sales performance” for a third consecutive year.
Kevin Keaney, The Works c.e.o, also said he was pleased the...
Thu, 09/01/2014 - 14:50
Arcadia has signed world English rights to a “haunting, neo-noir” novel by a Norwegian author.
The 600-page See You Tomorrow by Tore Renberg (pictured) has sold 18,000 in hardback in Norway and the author has been hailed as one of the writers leading a “new literary Golden Age” in the country by...