Fri, 25/10/2013 - 09:18
UK booksellers have called for VAT on e-books to be scrapped in the week that the European Commission announced the creation of an expert group to explore taxation in the digital economy.
Waterstones managing director James Daunt, Foyles chief executive Sam Husain and The Book People chief executive Seni Glaister have all endorsed...
Wed, 03/07/2013 - 09:00
Shock and emotion from staff is the trade's dominant reaction to the news yesterday (2nd July) that Victoria Barnsley is to leave her role as chief executive of HarperCollins UK and International at the end of the week.
Within HarperCollins, staff...
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:39
Industry members have welcomed the confirmation this morning (1st July) of the Penguin Random House merger completion and the announcement of its new organisational...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:30
Random House has won the Publisher of the Year accolade at the Bookseller Industry Awards 2013, while Foyles has been awarded National Bookseller of the Year for the second year running. The 2013 Gerry Davies Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Book Trade was given to Rachel Russell.
A black-tie event held at London's Park...
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 08:30
Curation, technology and creating a cultural destination were three of the key themes that emerged from the first Foyles bookshop workshop held on Monday (11th February) in partnership with The Bookseller.
Representatives from across the industry came together at the Charing Cross Road store to discuss how to create...
Tue, 12/02/2013 - 10:00
Booksellers, publishers and educators came together yesterday (11th February) in the first Future Foyles workshop aimed at generating ideas for the bookshop of tomorrow.
World Book Night c.e.o. Julia Kingsford, Curtis Brown agent Anna Davis, Faber's consumer marketing director Matt Haslum and Watkins Publishing m.d. James...
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 08:45
A number of independent bookshops are to close in the first quarter of 2013 ahead of the business rates rise in April, with the owners blaming increasing overheads, online competition and lack of customers.
In total The Bookseller has discovered that 11 independent bookshops will either close, move online or sell-up, with...
Tue, 29/01/2013 - 10:46
The c.e.o. of Foyles has called for publishers and suppliers to support bookshops with better terms and consignment stock before it becomes "too late" as in the case of HMV.
In an open letter to The Bookseller, Sam Husain...
Fri, 04/01/2013 - 10:00
Christmas trading figures at Foyles showed sales for December 2012 on a par with the same period in 2011, a performance described by c.e.o. Sam Husain as a "satisfactory outcome" in a challenging climate.
Figures for 1st-24th December were down 2% in value year-on-year, with "bricks and mortar" sales, excluding...
Fri, 14/12/2012 - 09:00
Foyles' annual profit has dived by 25%, hit by the continuing disruption from the Transport For London Tottenham Court Road underground station development in London.
The bookshop chain's sales increased by 2.8% to £23.5 million, up from £22.8m last year, but annual profits to 30th June 2012 fell by...