Thu, 11/04/2013 - 15:57
The genius of the Books Are My Bag promotion is its simplicity. In many ways it has echoes of the more haphazard “Super Thursday”. Both work because their central messages are clear. One is the day a lot of big books are released. The other...
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...
Mon, 04/02/2013 - 08:50
A call by Foyles c.e.o. Sam Husain for more support on margin for high street booksellers has been met with silence from the major trade houses. Independent presses have expressed support, but noted their own eroded margins.
In an open...
Fri, 01/02/2013 - 16:53
In an open letter, published online this week and in The Bookseller, Foyles chief executive Sam Husain has called for greater publisher support. The bookshop model is broken: it needs a rethink. Big publishers have not exactly rushed...
Wed, 02/01/2013 - 08:25
The next 12 months could see more suffering for bricks and mortar retailers, with specialists in books, news and stationery high on the list, according to new research.
Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor has measured corporate distress among UK businesses and found 140 retailers facing what they describe as "critical...
Fri, 23/11/2012 - 09:55
When on the 11th April the Department of Justice went public with its lawsuit against five US publishers over the adoption of the agency model, my hunch was that this day would be remembered as the moment publishing changed: became less convivial for sure, more professional in some ways and certainly much less fun.
Seven months on...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 08:18
Foyles has today (12th November) opened a pop-up bookshop at Central Saint Martins in London to seize on key Christmas trade.
The outlet is based at the Granary Building, 1 Granary Square and will be open until 17th December.
Five square metres in size, the store stocks books relating to exhibitions alongside a curated range...
Tue, 22/06/2010 - 08:23
The book trade faces a nervous wait today amid speculation that VAT could be imposed on books in the 'emergency budget'. Before the General Election the Tories said they would not apply VAT to books, but some publisher sources said there was now a "40/60" chance of the tax being levied on books, as part of a raft of measures...
Mon, 01/03/2010 - 08:09
Pearson's chief executive has said everyone in the company "can be proud" of the preliminary results for 2009, in which sales and profits grew "in a tough climate".
Penguin had a record year, growing sales above the £1bn mark for the first time - up 11% to £1.002bn - however, profit slumped 10%...
Wed, 23/12/2009 - 08:47
It is easy in the midst of a nail-biting Christmas to forget what a successful decade this has been for the book trade. Ten years ago British book sales were worth around £1.25bn; this year they will equate to some £1.75bn. Around 240 million books will be sold in the UK this year (compared to 154 million in 2000), with 128,000...