Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:00
If Scotland goes independent it is likely to cause “huge disruption” to bookselling chains with shops across both Scotland and the rest of the UK, retail chiefs say. However, they acknowledge the threats to business remain purely speculative at this stage, with three weeks to go until the big vote on 18th September.
Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:50
HarperCollins UK has relaunched its website with readers able to buy e-books directly from the publisher.
People using the site can download digital versions of HarperCollins titles to read on the free HarperCollins reader app. Prices for titles range from 99p for Mark Sennen's thriller Bad Blood, to £8.99 for Robin...
Mon, 01/09/2014 - 08:50
Book industry chiefs have taken the plunge on the Ice Bucket Challenge craze, showering the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association with their support.
Relations with Amazon have not been the only thing on ice for Bonnier this summer, whose c.e.o Richard Johnson was the sporting recipient of not just one but...
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 09:55
Five debut novels – including one by Little, Brown editor-in-chief Antonia Hodgson – have been chosen for WH Smith’s Autumn Richard and Judy Book Club list, released today (28th August).
The collection of titles, which always win a lot of sales with customers, kicks off with debut thriller Daughter by Jane...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:00
Profits at Irish-owned book and stationery retailer Eason & Son dropped 11.5% (€300,000) to €2.3m in the financial year to January 2014, down from €2.6m the previous year, in what it described as a "challenging" year.
Meanwhile core trading activities showed an operating loss of €3m.
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:50
Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil for the first time, almost two years after the launch of its digital bookselling business in the country.
The retailer opened a Kindle store in the Latin American country in December 2012,...
Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:50
Amazon has signed a deal in China which will allow it to increase its presence in the country.
The online retailer has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, allowing it to operate under less stringent trade regulations and sell a wider range of goods in the country.
Once Amazon establishes...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:00
A bookshop thought to be the most remote in the UK mainland has come on the market as its owners of more than 30 years look to retire.
Achins Book Shop and Coffee Shop is situated down a three-and-half-mile single track, away from the village of Lochinver in the Scottish Highlands, more than a hundred miles from Inverness.
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 09:50
The GMB union is appealing to Co-operative members to support its aim of removing Amazon locker’s from the company’s stores as part of its fight for better pay and conditions for staff at the online retailer.
It said Amazon’s hostility towards unions meant it had to adopt “the tactics of the French resistance...
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 09:00
Rakuten is to launch its new UK website with a “large-scale multichannel campaign”.
Last week The Bookseller revealed that the Japanese e-commerce giant will launch a new website in the UK in October, selling books...