Fri, 02/11/2012 - 09:00
Universal shock at the news on Monday (29th October) of a merger between Penguin and Random House - the most fundamental shift in the UK trade publishing landscape for a decade - is giving way to starkly polarised reactions within the trade.
The big publishers declined to comment, amid concern that the deal could prompt a wave of...
Fri, 21/09/2012 - 09:00
Publishers and retailers need to better understand each others businesses in order to improve a "broken" bookselling model, trade figures have said following this week's Booksellers Association Conference.
Industry collaboration was a key theme of the event, held at the University of Warwick on 16th–17th September...
Tue, 15/05/2012 - 10:00
HarperCollins claimed this year’s prestigious Publisher of the Year accolade at the Bookseller Industry Awards last night (14th May) as mini-chain Foyles triumphed in the bookselling corner by scooping double retail titles with National and Children’s Bookseller of the Year.
“Industry-leading digital activity,...
Fri, 11/05/2012 - 10:00
Foyles and Blackwell are teaming up for the first time to organise a joint Charing Cross Road "festival". The series of events, due to launch in June, is aimed at attracting customers to the bookshops following a 10% drop in footfall and book sales because of construction works for Network Rail's Crossrail project.
Fri, 13/01/2012 - 08:20
Foyles has said that it aims to "keep up the momentum" of business growth in 2012 though store expansion, website growth and developing specialist areas within its flagship store on Charing Cross Road. It has also hinted at the possibility of taking the Foyles brand overseas for the first time in its 108-year history.
Mon, 05/12/2011 - 08:15
Booksellers say they are set for a "range Christmas", predicting that it will benefit the high street.
This year's Christmas titles have not yet thrown up one "phenomenon" book like last year's Jamie Oliver's 30-minute Meals, but instead are offering customers a wide variety of contenders...
Thu, 10/11/2011 - 16:03
Foyles opened its new branch in the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre this week, placing the focus on children’s literature and attracting families.
The 5,000 square foot store located on the ground floor of the centre officially opened for its first day of trade yesterday (9th November), welcoming shoppers through the...
Wed, 02/11/2011 - 14:06
Foyles has brought the closure of its One New Change branch forward by five months, announcing its last day of trade as today (2nd November).
The mini-chain originally announced last month it would shut the store down in April next year when its lease ran out. However, Land Securities, which owns the One New Change freehold, has found...
Fri, 28/10/2011 - 08:35
Foyles has partnered with Monsoon Commerce to extend its online offer to include rare, second-hand and out-of-print books.
The new partnership will allow Foyles website customers access to 14 million titles from sellers around the world.
Sam Husain, c.e.o. of Foyles, said: "Since re-launching our website in 2010 we have...
Wed, 05/10/2011 - 09:00
Foyles will close its One New Change branch when its lease expires in April 2012 to "free up resources" for its forthcoming Stratford branch and recently opened Bristol shop.
The booksellers at Foyles One New Change will be redeployed within the company. Rebecca Hart, formerly a buyer for Royal Festival Hall and St Pancras...