Tue, 28/05/2013 - 12:10
Dutch booksellers are improving their businesses by using an online self-assessment tool developed by their country’s Booksellers Association.
The tool, dubbed the “Dutch Booksellers Barometer”, has been devised under the leadership of the association’s director Michael van Everdingen, who has a non-book retail...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 08:30
Penguin and Granta each have two titles on this year's Fiction Uncovered list, with Kobo partnering with the promotion for the first time.
The promotion celebrates British fiction writers and was launched in October 2010. The Village by Nikita Lalwanit (Viking), The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon (Fig Tree), ...
Fri, 14/12/2012 - 08:00
Independent booksellers say they are benefiting from a growing backlash against Amazon following high-profile media coverage of the retailer's corporation tax avoidance.
David Dawkins, bookseller at Pages of Hackney, said: "We have certainly seen a small influx of new customers who say they want to be an ethical consumer and...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 10:00
Amazon and Google are to face questioning from MPs over corporation tax in the UK today (12th November).
The US-based companies are due to give evidence to the Public Accounts Committee which is investigating taxing multinationals, at 3.15pm this afternoon. Andrew Cecil, director of public policy, will be giving evidence for Amazon,...
Tue, 02/10/2012 - 08:30
Some bookshops are invoking the name of Super Thursday for promotions and marketing.
Chapter One bookshop in Reading is celebrating Super Thursday next Thursday (11th October) by holding a party showcasing the day's new releases, from authors such as David Walliams (Michael Joseph) and Rod Stewart (Century), along with Jo Nesbo...
Mon, 30/04/2012 - 08:25
Major retailers are already discounting J K Rowling's forthcoming The Casual Vacancy by 50% or more, with publisher Little, Brown approaching the Booksellers Association to discuss support for independents on the title.
Customers can pre-order the book for £9.86—more than 50% off the r.r.p. of £20...
Fri, 23/09/2011 - 10:15
A squeeze on consumer spending in supermarkets and the migration to digital are being blamed for the spectacular falls in sales suffered by many of the UK’s biggest commercial women’s novelists in 2011
Sales of the most recent mass-market novels by the likes of Marian Keyes, Jodi Picoult, Veronica Henry, Catherine Alliott...
Fri, 10/06/2011 - 15:30
Penguin has defended the £30 r.r.p. price of Jamie Oliver's new cookbook as "fantastic value" after retailers accused the company of "profiteering".
Many booksellers have noted the price of potential bestselling hardback books out in September and October in time for the Christmas rush "creeping up...
Mon, 16/05/2011 - 09:56
The economics for booksellers "simply don't work" as they struggle with high costs and low margins, the president of the Booksellers Association has claimed.
Jane Streeter was delivering the introduction at the BA Conference at Kings Place in London this morning (16th May).
She said it was "crucial"...
Mon, 04/01/2010 - 07:35
Bookshops have rolled out their New Year sales offers with Waterstone's, Amazon.co.uk and W H Smith all offering at least 70% off selected titles.
Amazon is taking as much as 75% off selected books, including Chris Evans' It's Not What You Think which is now available for £4.99, and 65% off Andrew Marr's...