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”...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 11:53
What do independent bookshops mean to us? And do we care if they cease to exist? Next week, I’m embarking on an epic indie adventure to support those remaining across the UK.
Imagine the perfect bookshop, full of carefully chosen books picked by wonderful, eccentric staff. It’s the centre of its community, a place where...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 08:40
Amazon and Transport for London (TfL) have teamed up to offer shoppers the chance to pick up orders from the online retailer at two Tube station car parks.
Customers can have products delivered to Amazon Lockers, at Finchley Central and Newbury Park stations, from Monday 30th June.
Although these are Amazon’s first...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 08:30
American author James Patterson has pledged to donate £250,000 to independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland.
The author’s gift comes two days before the start of Independent Bookseller’s Week (28th June-5th July) and follows his...
Tue, 24/06/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones’ business development manager Neil Best is to leave the company after 25 years in bookselling.
He will leave the company to move to Eastbourne to spend more time with his young family.
Best began in bookselling in 1989 and worked in Waterstones in the UK and Europe, moving to head office in 2006.
Fri, 20/06/2014 - 10:00
Retailers have kicked off promotions they hope will score some extra sales during the World Cup, although many believe any serious boosts will be dependent on how England fare in the tournament.
Many Waterstones stores are pushing translated fiction, showcasing displays of works from authors representing each nation in the tournament...
Thu, 19/06/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has unveiled its long-awaited smartphone - The Fire Phone -containing an in-built Kindle store. The development has been described as "a further means of locking consumers into the Amazon ecosystem".
The device, currently only available in the US on pre-order, is priced at: $199 or $27 a month for the...
Wed, 18/06/2014 - 09:20
Authors want both online and bricks and mortar retailers to thrive, Louise Doughty has said.
The Apple Tree Yard (Faber) author (pictured) will be speaking at The Great Bookshop Debate during Independent Booksellers Week on 2nd July from 7.30pm-9.30pm at the new flagship Foyles shop in Charing Cross Road, which will focus on...
Tue, 17/06/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones has announced the opening of its fourth shop in two months, with a new store set for Southwold, Suffolk.
In a striking departure, the small 900 sq ft branch will not be called Waterstones but The Southwold Bookshop, to reflect that it will be “a quintessentially local bookshop,” according to managing director...