Mon, 04/01/2010 - 07:40
Preliminary results from The Bookseller's independent bookshop Christmas survey show that despite the tough economic climate, half of independents have seen a rise in sales in Christmas 2009 compared with the previous year.
Of the current survey respondents, just 22.7% reported that sales had been down, with 27.3% stating...
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...
Sun, 03/01/2010 - 12:04
Post-Christmas reductions have seen a surge in the number of people visiting the high street, with Monday (28th December) the busiest shopping day of 2009 so far.
Footfall figures released by Synovate Retail Performance showed that the latest bank holiday was the busiest shopping day so far this year. The figures revealed the number of...
Tue, 08/12/2009 - 16:01
Book sales jumped by almost a third last week, led by a hardback non-fiction sector firmly on the rebound following poor October and November sales.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, 8.1m books were snapped up at UK book retailers last week, up 29% week on week, with spending up 28.2% to £61.9m. Sales were up 3% on the same week...
Tue, 27/10/2009 - 13:40
Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press) has held onto its position at the summit of the Official UK Top 50 for a sixth week as spending at UK book retailers slumped week on week. According to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data, £34.9m was spent at UK book retailers last week, down 6.4% week on week and down 3.2%...
Tue, 28/07/2009 - 10:09
Pan Macmillan has announced a realignment of its sales, marketing and publicity departments. The sales and marketing of adult and children's titles will now be integrated.
Anna Bond has become UK sales director, in addition to UK adult trade sales she will now be responsible for UK children's trade sales, custom publishing,...
Sun, 31/05/2009 - 09:59
The Independent Alliance has continued to forge ahead this year, growing its market share of bookshop sales to 3.6% in the year-to-18th April, compared to the 2.7% share of the market the group of small publishers captured last year. The Nielsen BookScan figures suggest the Alliance has grown at the expense of the larger publishers, with none...
Wed, 01/04/2009 - 07:24
Book sales in the US fell by 2.8% last year, according to estimates published by the Association of American Publishers.
The total sales generated last year was $24.5bn (£17bn), having declined in eight out of 13 categories, Publishers Weekly reported.
The largest decline came in spokenword audio, where sales fell...
Mon, 16/03/2009 - 16:00
The Netherlands’ largest bookselling chain has recommended cutting out sales representatives in favour of using an "e-rep" system. Speaking at last week’s APSBG Conference, Jesse Kroger, marketing manager of Boekhandels Groep Nederland, said by implementing a digital approach instead of face-to-face meetings, booksellers...
Wed, 11/02/2009 - 08:50
In a weather-disrupted week, which saw total sales fall, Nielsen BookScan data suggests book-buyers turned to the internet last week, in favour of braving the snow-filled streets.
During the seven days to 7th February £27.4m was spent through BookScan's Total Consumer Market, a substantial 10.8% fall year-on-year.