Tue, 21/05/2013 - 11:51
Waterstones' managing director James Daunt has said the chain needs to "book sell its way out" of its market challenges, as it moves to restructure to ensure its long-term health.
Staff reacting to news of the consultation set to affect 560 management-level staff described the mood inside the company as "subdued...
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 09:50
Pan Macmillan has restructured its sales, marketing and publicity teams, creating a single marketing and communications department and consolidating its sales team into one division. One redundancy is likely to result from the changes.
The marketing and communications structure sees digital and communications director Sara Lloyd set...
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:30
The majority of independent booksellers saw a Christmas sales rise in 2012, with fall-out from the Amazon tax avoidance row one of the reasons cited for the lift.
Of 52 indies responding to The Bookseller's annual Christmas Trading Survey, 25 (48%) reported that sales were up over the festive period in comparison with...
Thu, 03/01/2013 - 09:05
The value of the printed book market slumped by almost £74m year on year in 2012 but, thanks to the huge success of E L James' record-breaking Fifty Shades trilogy, the decline in sales of printed books slowed in comparison to 2010-2011.
According to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data, which records approximately...
Fri, 28/12/2012 - 08:50
Sales of printed books soared to a three-year high in the UK last week as shoppers flooded the high street in search of last-minute Christmas gifts.
A total of £75.4m was spent on printed books in the seven days to 22nd December - up 19.3% (£12.2m) on the previous week. Sales were up 1% (£1.4m) on the comparative...
Fri, 21/12/2012 - 08:00
The consumer e-book market was worth more than £90m in the first 10 months of 2012, and is now approaching 7% of total book sales, according to Nielsen’s new consumer-based research.
The statistics reveal the shape of the fast-growing e-book market over 2012 with more than four million people becoming e-book readers over...
Fri, 30/11/2012 - 09:00
Publishers running Black Friday direct-to-consumer online promotions have reported massive increases to their website traffic and sales.
Penguin, Osprey and Bloomsbury were among the publishers who ran pre-Christmas offers online last Friday (23rd November), following the US tradition of a post-Thanksgiving discount day.
Mon, 26/11/2012 - 12:59
Amazon's UK net sales were £2.91bn in 2011, according to information the retailer has been required to file with the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
The company's director of EU Public Policy, Andrew Cecil, was asked to turn in extra information to the PAC after failing to provide answers to MPs'...
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 08:05
Analysts have predicted profits at W H Smith will top the £100m mark when the high street retailer announces its results for the year on Thursday (11th October).
Sales of erotica books such as the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (Arrow) by E L James and Bared to You by Sylvia Day (Penguin) are expected to have boosted the...
Fri, 07/09/2012 - 16:57
The top US regional book markets have seen print sales drop year on year at a far greater rate than the rest of the market.
Physical volume sales for the top 10 regions—which collectively account for 35% of the 361 million units sold through Nielsen BookScan US in 2012 through 26th August—slipped by 16.6% to...