Tue, 22/10/2013 - 05:00
The Mainstreet Trading Company has won a competition to feature in a new book in the Busy Books series published by Campbell Books.
The bookshop will appear in Busy Bookshop, to be published in June 2014. The Mainstreet Trading...
Mon, 21/10/2013 - 10:30
The Booksellers Association will help plan a new model for business rates, after declaring the current one “no longer fit for purpose”.
The Booksellers Association has announced the step following news that business rates are likely to rise by 3.2% in 2014. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) made the warning after the...
Mon, 21/10/2013 - 10:20
E-books by Sainsbury’s is readying an “industry-first” e-book promotion on PG Tips tea packets.
The supermarket has significantly upped its promotion for the site since launching a 99p e-book offer on selected titles at the start of October.
The new promotion involves offering customers a deal whereby those...
Mon, 21/10/2013 - 09:50
Last year was an "annus horribilis" for the Italian book trade with plunging domestic sales and exports—a decline which has continued in 2013—though digital has continued to grow.
Those were the top-line results of "Report on the State of Publishing in Italy 2013", the most recent update of the annual...
Fri, 18/10/2013 - 07:15
Gardners has reported a 250% increase in sales through its Hive site in the past 12 months, predicting similar growth across the next year.
Julie Howkins, e-commerce development manager for Gardners, said: “We are seeing a 50:50 split between books and entertainment products like DVDs and CDs within that.” E-books now...
Tue, 15/10/2013 - 07:30
The British Retail Consortium has warned that UK business rates are likely to rise again next year.
The warning follows an announcement by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that the Retail Price Index (RPI) for September rose by 3.2%. The RPI is the figure used to calculate...
Mon, 14/10/2013 - 07:28
London's Big Green Bookshop is holding a midnight opening for the publication of Morrissey’s autobiography this week.
The bookshop, in Wood Green, will open on the evening of Wednesday 16th October and sell the book as soon as the clock strikes 00.01 on Thursday 17th, its official publication date.
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 08:45
W H Smith has announced a rise in profits across both its Travel and High Street stores, despite another sales drop across the group.
Like-for-like sales for books were 10% down year on year in the 12 months to end August 2013, though this was reduced to 6% if Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels were stripped out.
Mon, 07/10/2013 - 09:20
Supermarkets and major booksellers are preparing for a big push on this week’s Super Thursday releases.
Big-hitting books out on 10th October include memoirs from Jennifer Saunders (Viking), Patsy Kensit (Sidgwick & Jackson), Sharon Osbourne (Sphere...
Tue, 01/10/2013 - 14:28
No one leaving the Booksellers Association annual conference would have felt downhearted about the future for booksellers.
Lively sessions buoyed by the successful (and ongoing) Books Are My Bag campaign meant business met optimism...