Tue, 28/09/2010 - 16:14
Following an acrimonious fight Barnes & Noble's shareholders have voted to reject rebel investor Yucaipa's three main board nominees, and its proposal to do away with the company's "poison pill" plan put in place to prevent Yucaipa gaining a controlling share of the bookselling business.
According to Barnes...
Tue, 21/09/2010 - 09:16
US e-book sales for July 2010 were "record-breaking", with sales up 250% year-on-year.
Trade sales for the month were $40.8m according to a report by the International Digital Publishing Forum, which collects e-book statistics based on US wholesale trade in conjunction with the Association of American Publishers.
Tue, 21/09/2010 - 07:50
Billionaire investor Ronald W Burkle has won an ally in his plan to take control of Barnes & Noble.
In a further twist to the battle for control of the US book chain, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), an advisor to stock investors, has endorsed his plan to replace three of nine directors at the bookseller.
Sun, 19/09/2010 - 07:11
Tony Blair's American charm offensive has yielded results, with his memoir becoming the seventh bestselling book on the Non-Fiction BookScan US charts last week.
A Journey, published in the US by Random House imprint Knopf on 1st September, sold 10,668 copies in the week ending 12th September. It has shifted 17,258 copies...
Fri, 17/09/2010 - 08:30
Barnes & Noble's c.e.o has urged shareholders to reject plans by billionaire investor Ron Burkle to take control of the business and revealed it expects e-book sales of $1bn by 2013.
In a letter to shareholders, Barnes & Noble's second in a week, William J Lynch...
Fri, 10/09/2010 - 06:22
US bookseller Barnes & Noble has warned its shareholders that rebel investor Ronald Burkle is "seeking to gain control of Barnes & Noble without paying full value". In a letter sent to equity holders the US' largest bookshop chain says that "Barnes & Noble needs your support" to fight off Burkle's "...
Tue, 07/09/2010 - 08:57
Quercus is to collaborate with US publisher Sterling on a new imprint for the US and Canadian fiction market. The independent will join with Sterling, a subsidary of book chain Barnes & Noble, to create Silver Oak in an initial three year deal described by Quercus’ founder and chief executive Mark Smith as a "very significant...
Tue, 24/08/2010 - 08:40
US author Seth Godin has announced that his latest book, Linchpin, will be the last he releases via a traditional publisher. Godin will now publish digitially and direct to his fans, avoiding the "fundamentally broken" publishing industry, in particular his US publisher Portfolio.
According to the Wall Street...
Thu, 19/08/2010 - 08:47
US e-book sales have softened slightly in the second quarter of this year but are still more than $10m up on the same period in 2009.
According to ereads.com, quoting figures from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), sales for the six months of 2010 were $179.7m. First quarter...
Mon, 16/08/2010 - 08:08
US book sales have fallen again although the market is not experiencing as difficult sales performance as the UK. Publishers Weekly quotes figures from the US Census Bureau which reports that sales fell 0.8% to $1.10bn in June.
Despite a slight uplift in sales during the first quarter, the market slumped in Q2. Overall, sales...