Tue, 10/12/2013 - 09:00
W H Smith has reduced the space dedicated to selling adult backlist titles in its high street stores. The move will make room for more children’s books and Kobo e-reading devices.
The retailer said in its annual report filed yesterday (9th December) that...
Thu, 14/11/2013 - 08:00
W H Smith sales have dropped by 4% like-for-like in its first quarter.
The first 10 weeks to 9th November 2013 showed total sales were down by 3% while like-for-like were down 4% compared to the same period last year.
Following its usual trend, W H Smith Travel performed much better than the High Street division in...
Mon, 28/10/2013 - 08:30
Fri, 18/10/2013 - 09:17
The Booksellers Association has said it will urgently consider an industry initiative to prevent explicit self-published e-books becoming available on mainstream retailers’ websites.
W H Smith shut down its entire site following the Mail on Sunday’s revelation last weekend (13th) that...
Thu, 17/10/2013 - 15:51
W H Smith’s website has gone live again after nearly four days without trading.
Smith's relaunched its website this afternoon (17th October), although it is currently not selling e-books on the site. The Bookseller understands the WHS website will sell e-books again in due...
Tue, 15/10/2013 - 16:50
W H Smith has said it expects its website to “be live again shortly” following its temporary trading blackout.
The retailer took its whole website offline following a report on the Mail on Sunday which said offensive,...
Tue, 15/10/2013 - 10:00
Kobo has removed all self-published titles from its UK store following the furore over explicit e-books provided by the e-tailer to the W H Smith website.
Meanwhile WHS' website remains down for a second...
Mon, 14/10/2013 - 10:04
Kobo has said pornographic e-book material appeared alongside children’s literature on the W H Smith website as a result of “a select group of publishers and authors violating the self-publishing policies of our platform".
Explicit content was found to appear alongside children’s stories when a search for "...
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 17:19
The Folio Society has partnered with Harrods, the first time it has sold books beyond its own website, shop, and partner shops at the British Library and British Museum.
From this week, the Harrods Bookshop, which is run by W H Smith, will begin stocking a range of Folio Society titles across 200 sq ft of retail space. However the...
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 08:45
W H Smith has announced a rise in profits across both its Travel and High Street stores, despite another sales drop across the group.
Like-for-like sales for books were 10% down year on year in the 12 months to end August 2013, though this was reduced to 6% if Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels were stripped out.