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...
Tue, 01/10/2013 - 07:30
Chapitre’s 57 bookshops have been put up for sale and will go into liquidation next summer if no buyers are found, according to French press reports quoting union representatives. ...
Tue, 24/09/2013 - 08:00
Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to promise that Labour would reverse a plan to raise business rates for small businesses, in a keynote speech to be delivered at the Labour Party Conference today (24th September).
Miliband is said to be preparing to pledge to help 1.5 million small businesses in England by reversing business...
Mon, 23/09/2013 - 12:15
A recently posted one-star review on Google Places by “JunkBore Fandango”, about a branch of a Prominent High Street Bookseller (PHSB) reads: “Here’s a scenario for [PHSB]’s management team: I want a book. I want it today. One of the few things Amazon can’t do is get it to me today. I’ll go to [PHSB...
Mon, 23/09/2013 - 11:32
Future planning has become more difficult for all companies, dealing with a sense that they are living through an era of unprecedented change.
It has been suggested that the feelings associated within businesses during such times are comparable to those an individual goes through when someone dies—fraught with loss. For some,...
Mon, 23/09/2013 - 09:45
Booksellers Association president Patrick Neale has said “more needs to be done” by publishers to bring the core financial model of the bookselling supply chain up to date.
In his opening address at the Booksellers Association Conference at the University of Warwick this morning (23rd September) Neale...
Fri, 20/09/2013 - 09:16
Easons is set to refurbish its Dublin flagship store in a scheme it is calling “Project Icon”.
The historic building on O’Connell Street in Dublin (pictured) is two to three times larger than any other shop in the Easons estate, and its revamping will involve considering how to use the space more creatively....
Tue, 17/09/2013 - 09:00
Author James Patterson has pledged to give $1m of his own money to independent bookshops in the US.
Patterson appeared on CBS "This Morning" to discuss his plans to improve literacy and said it was...