Fri, 26/08/2011 - 10:48
With Super Thursday (29th September—or 13th October, depending on who you ask) just over a month away, booksellers and publicists across the land will be turning their minds to the autumn author signings schedules.
As is reported almost daily, it is a tough world out there for bricks and mortar booksellers and only getting...
Wed, 20/07/2011 - 10:12
The announcement that the remaining 399 Borders stores in the US are to close is sad news indeed.
Even for the most optimistic it was not a surprise, following as it did the announcement of bankruptcy in February and the inability to purchase stock on credit—however the closure plunges the book trade further into new and...
Tue, 24/05/2011 - 14:27
The Bookseller Industry Awards showed recently there is a huge amount of ability and enthusiasm in the independent sector—so, as James Daunt takes over, here are six key things Waterstone's can learn from indies (and one they can't).
1) Be more independent.
In any large organisation there is a...
Tue, 04/08/2009 - 11:30
I took a delivery to the flat above the bookshop last week as the owner was out. No big deal, except that the parcel came from Amazon and clearly contained books. If customers that local are turning to the prices online then bookshops are seriously in trouble.
This seems to be echoed on the high street. A few weeks...