Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:40
Amazon has recorded a net loss of $126m (£74m) in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of $7m (£4m) in the second quarter of 2013.
Operating loss for the online retailer, which recently launched its Kindle Unlimited subscription...
Thu, 24/07/2014 - 09:40
Waterstones is set to close two shops in its estate after failing to renegotiate the leases.
The Eastleigh and St Neots branches will close next month.
Both stores were small and took less than £500,000 in annual revenue and it is expected that the booksellers working there will be redeployed to other nearby Waterstones...
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:10
Cycling books were “flying off shelves” during the Tour de France in Yorkshire, described at the “grandest” Grand Départ in the race’s 111-year history.
Millions of people were estimated to have flocked into Yorkshire for the start of the Tour de France last weekend (5th July), described by race...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 13:12
The British Museum has unveiled a new 1, 200 sq ft bookshop aimed at doubling revenue.
The new shop, which has been created by Lumsden Design, features an eye-catching “wheel of books” along with tall, open windows shedding natural light in as part of the design to lure customers in.
The store, has moved to the...
Fri, 04/07/2014 - 09:40
Sainsbury’s is set to publish its first own-label autobiographical series called “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives” starting with the former athlete Nikki Emerson.
The book tells the story of how Nikki recovered from a near-fatal car crash and went on to win multiple medals on the track for Great Britain....
Fri, 04/07/2014 - 09:30
Bookshops around the country are gearing up to cash in on the Tour de France.
Anticipation of the sporting fixture, which begins in Yorkshire on Saturday 5th July, has reached fever pitch, with one bookseller saying customers were “going mad for it.”
Cycling books have already been flying off the shelves, some...
Thu, 03/07/2014 - 08:55
The new owner of The White Horse Bookshop, city insurance veteran Robert Hiscox, has said the way for indies to compete with Amazon is to be nimble and offer different services because “big competitors get bureaucratic.”
Speaking at The Great Bookshop Debate chaired by the New Statesman's Jason Cowley (...
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:00
Independent Booksellers Week has got off to a flying start, the Booksellers Association has said, with National Book Token redemptions up 16% week-on-week.
The hike suggests independent booksellers have seen a boost on the back of IBW, which kicked off last Friday (27th June) and will run until 5th July.
Many events took...
Fri, 27/06/2014 - 09:30
Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life will be promoted by indie booksellers during Independent Booksellers Week (28th June–5th July) after winning the IBW Book Award for 2014.
A panel of judges voted for the title, published by Black Swan, to win in the adult category, fending off competition from nine other contenders...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 12:06
“Books have always been part of our DNA . . . but 20 years ago we had double the turnover.” Michelle Jarrold (pictured), development director of the famous 170-year-old Norwich department store Jarrold’s, founded by her ancestor in 1840, spoke to The Bookseller about the section she is most “passionate”...