Tue, 08/01/2013 - 09:17
UK retail sales grew by 1.5% in the run-up to Christmas and online retail saw a boost of 17.8%, according to the latest British Retail Consortium figures.
The BRC, releasing its results for the month of December, said like-for-like sales were up 0.3% on last year. However both the total sales growth and the like-for-like sales...
Fri, 21/12/2012 - 09:00
Publishers are slashing e-book prices and preparing to work through Christmas, amid predictions that a record number of e-readers and tablets will be given as presents this year.
With the onset of new products from Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple, analysts expect at least 12 million e-...
Fri, 30/11/2012 - 09:00
Publishers running Black Friday direct-to-consumer online promotions have reported massive increases to their website traffic and sales.
Penguin, Osprey and Bloomsbury were among the publishers who ran pre-Christmas offers online last Friday (23rd November), following the US tradition of a post-Thanksgiving discount day.
Mon, 05/11/2012 - 08:11
Macmillan Dictionaries will only be available online from the new year, with Macmillan Education currently printing the final ever physical copies of the reference works.
Macmillan Dictionary Online launched in 2009 and has since experienced "explosive growth" according to the publisher. Editor-in-chief Michael Rundell said...
Mon, 24/09/2012 - 08:15
Academic independent Edward Elgar Publishing is to launch a global digital platform for its products with no Digital Rights Management,
The company will launch ElgarOnline at the Frankfurt Book Fair with 2,000 titles, including reference works, journals, monographs, research handbooks and companions.
The digital versions...
Wed, 20/06/2012 - 07:45
Simon & Schuster has launched new microsite The Dark Pages, intended to be an online crime fiction community.
The site has sections including "Case Studies", giving character profiles, and "Books", with sampler chapters available to download of new and forthcoming titles.
Fiction editor Emma Lowth said...
Fri, 04/05/2012 - 08:20
Online retailer Fishpond.co.uk is looking to build relationships with publishers large and small as it aims to expand its 4.5 million book offering.
UK country manager Sian Wells said the company had accounts set up with the top six UK publishers but wanted to expand its range. "We want to be able to offer our customers...
Wed, 21/12/2011 - 08:43
Books are among the items most commonly bought online, according to a report from market research agency YouGov.
In Paying For Time: The Future of Retailing, a research group of 1,957 UK adults were surveyed. Nine in 10 had purchased items via their computer at home or via a mobile digital device in the past six months, with...
Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:05
Penguin has launched an online hub for fans of Penguin's top women's fiction brands, enabling readers to communicate directly with authors and offering exclusive content through a branded Facebook page and fortnightly newsletter.
The publisher's women authors, including Jane Fallon and Jojo Moyes will 'takeover'...
Wed, 07/09/2011 - 09:50
Blackwell has revamped its website in time for the new academic year, adding online recommendations from in-store staff.
The academic retailer was the first bookshop to go online in 1995 and the new site is intended to "reflect the heritage" of its flagship Broad Street branch in Oxford.