Mon, 02/12/2013 - 08:50
Christmas parties, free mulled wine, festive discounts and exclusive author dedications are designed to lure customers into independent bookshops this December.
Booksellers have planned a range of retail enticements in order to capitalise on the most important month in the year for their businesses and grab their share of the...
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 14:26
The Works’ buying director Andrea Bennett has criticised some publishers’ attitudes towards the retailer as old-fashioned, calling on more to do business with them.
The buying director, who heads up a team of 22 buyers at the 300-plus chain store, said that while the company enjoyed cooperative relationships with many...
Thu, 28/11/2013 - 07:15
Amazon UK is offering discounts of up to 75% on some books of during its Black Friday week promotion.
Black Friday is traditionally an American promotional period, with retailers across all sectors offering discounts on the day after Thanksgiving, marking the beginning of Christmas shopping. Thanksgiving is celebrated today (28th...
Thu, 28/11/2013 - 07:00
Tue, 26/11/2013 - 12:54
Independent booksellers are gearing up to support the UK’s first Small Business Saturday, which takes place on 7th December.
The initiative to increase customers and sales for small enterprises was born in the US in 2010, and is traditionally held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Small Business Saturday has come to...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 08:30
Foyles has seen a drop in profits and revenue for the financial year ended 30th June 2013.
The book chain, which has five branches in London and one in Bristol, reported pre-tax profits of £83,294, a decline of 45% on 2012's profits of £152,552.
Turnover has also dropped slightly, standing at £22.9m, down...
Wed, 20/11/2013 - 09:30
Foyles has revealed the first glimpses of its new Charing Cross Road flagship store.
Number 107 Charing Cross Road in London, a few yards away from Foyles' current flagship site at 113-119 Charing Cross Road, will house fiction and art on the ground floor, travel, cookery and lifestyle books on the ground floor mezzanine, music...
Mon, 18/11/2013 - 08:00
Sainsbury's is working with Quercus to offer a print and e-book bundle on Dorothy Koomson's The Flavours of Love.
From 21st November, customers will be able to buy the hardback in store for £6.99, and then download the e-book version for free from the supermarket's e-book platform, eBooks by Sainsbury's...
Fri, 15/11/2013 - 09:08
Following the success of last year’s The Snowman’s Journey, children’s publisher Nosy Crow has again teamed up with John Lewis to create a picturebook of the retailer’s Christmas TV advert.
Thu, 14/11/2013 - 08:00
W H Smith sales have dropped by 4% like-for-like in its first quarter.
The first 10 weeks to 9th November 2013 showed total sales were down by 3% while like-for-like were down 4% compared to the same period last year.
Following its usual trend, W H Smith Travel performed much better than the High Street division in...