Wed, 24/04/2013 - 09:30
Printed book sales fell below the £20m market last week, for the first time in almost 11 years.
Nielsen BookScan data reveals £19.995m was spent on printed books in the UK in the seven days to 20th April—the lowest level since the week ending 22nd June 2002. The size of the market fell 8% (£1.7m) on the...
Tue, 04/09/2012 - 11:09
Tesco has bought digital book platform Mobcast for £4.5m in a bid to strengthen its digital entertainment offer in the face of growing competition.
The acquisition will provide Tesco with access to 130,000 digital books which can be read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
Mobcast was set up in 2007 by Tony Lynch...
Wed, 15/02/2012 - 15:00
Bedford Square Books, the e-book and print-on-demand venture set up by the Ed Victor Literary Agency, has struck an exclusive deal with Tesco to sell its first original work.
Dead Rich by debut novelist Louise Fennell will be published as a mass market edition by Simon and Schuster and sold exclusively by the supermarket for...
Mon, 16/01/2012 - 08:30
Independent publishers have reported a stronger Christmas than in 2010, with Waterstones showing "renewed vigour"—though not necessarily delivering increased sales—during its first Christmas under new management. Sales at W H Smith and Tesco were reportedly up "significantly" year on year, while e-book sales...
Thu, 12/01/2012 - 09:57
Sales of Kindles and tablet computers helped boost revenue for Tesco electronics over Christmas, as the supermarket reported overall growth in general merchandising.
Tesco sells the Kindle six-inch 2GB e-reader for £89 and the Kindle Keyboard 3G for £149.
In the six weeks to January 7th 2012, the supermarket...
Mon, 03/10/2011 - 08:05
Former Tesco c.e.o. Sir Terry Leahy has written a business book for Cornerstone.
Random House Business Books publishing director Nigel Wilcockson bought world rights to Ten Management Lessons by Sir Terry through Danny Stern and Kirsten Soehngen Karp of Daniel R Stern Speakers. RHBB plans to publish in hardback and e-book in...
Tue, 14/06/2011 - 08:55
Tesco has revealed overall UK non-food growth is "still negative" in its first quarter results this morning (14th June).
The supermarket chain has seen its like-for-like sales excluding petrol increase by 1% in the UK in the 13 weeks to 28th May 2011. Like-for-like sales have increased by 3.4% including petrol and total UK...
Mon, 23/05/2011 - 13:59
Simon & Schuster has defended its publication of Will & Kate’s Big Fat Gypsy Wedding as “fun” and “gently humorous” after Tesco withdrew the book from sale, following complaints.
The supermarket pulled the title after the Romany Women’s Union (RWU) claimed the book is racist towards...
Thu, 12/05/2011 - 15:30
Hachette Children’s Books has teamed up with Tesco to give away book packs to school pupils.
Children’s author Giles Andreae is ambassador for the scheme, which will see a variety of books ranging from £10-£200 available from the Tesco for Schools & Clubs website...
Wed, 11/05/2011 - 07:30
Tesco has launched a new Kids' Book Club website, aimed at promoting titles to children aged between two and 12. The supermarket giant has enlisted The Godless Boys author Naomi Wood to pick a “handful" of titles every month to feature on the site.
The Daily Mirror reports that...