Tue, 22/04/2014 - 09:50
More than half of Britain’s online retail spend goes to Amazon, working out at £70 for every man, woman and child in the country, according to a new BBC television programme.
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:20
The overall retail picture looks “encouraging” as the Easter Weekend approaches, the British Retail Consortium has said.
While UK retail sales were down 1.7% like-for-like from March 2013, the picture is distorted because Easter has fallen so late this year.
The BRC said sales were down 0.3% on a total basis...
Thu, 03/04/2014 - 17:28
Two businessmen have bought the freehold of Marlborough's only bookshop in order to keep it running.
Robert Hiscox, former deputy chairman of Lloyd's of London and honorary president of Hiscox Insurance, and Brian Kingham, founder and group executive chairman of Reliance Securities Group, have bought the freehold of The White...
Tue, 01/04/2014 - 09:20
WH Smith’s Irish stores achieved 185% increase in pre-tax profits to €1.5m (£1.24m) last year.
The Irish Examiner has seen the company’s accounts filed on Companies Office, which show that...
Fri, 28/03/2014 - 09:40
Foyles’ new flagship “bookshop for the 21st century” will open its doors in June with a three-week Grand Opening Festival.
The Foyles flagship is moving to 107 Charing Cross Road from its former home down the road at 113-117, with the three-week long festival of literature and culture running from 11th June–...
Fri, 28/03/2014 - 09:20
Small Business Saturday will return to the UK this year, taking place on 6th December.
John Allan, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, is promising the event will be “bigger and better” this year, with thousands of businesses taking part across the UK.
Last year, bookshops reported...
Fri, 21/03/2014 - 10:00
The children’s book market continues to outpace other publishing sectors, with a staggered drift to digital and strong growth in brands the prime drivers.
Ahead of the Bologna Book Fair (24th–27th March), analysis of Nielsen BookScan Top 5,000 data shows the children’s market in 2014 is up by just under a million...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 09:30
Online bookshop The Great British Bookshop has now gone live to customers.
The “online alternative to Amazon” promises to be an e-tailer of books which creates “far more profit for publishers”.
The website is owned by Print on Demand Worldwide (...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 15:44
Blackwell’s has begun a teaser campaign targeting key figures in the trade with an enigmatic message.
The chief executives of academic publishing houses as well as other industry figures received an email earlier today (6th March) with a cryptic image (pictured) containing the numbers 080414.
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 15:34
There’s nothing to beat the atmosphere in Oxford once the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival gets under way. This year visitors will come from far and wide to hear a range of authors—from Michael Morpurgo and Malorie Blackman to Jeremy Paxman, A C Grayling and Eleanor Catton. But for us, as the official online and on-site...