Thu, 23/05/2013 - 08:00
Penguin and W H Smith have partnered for a new summer reading campaign, which will raise money and awareness for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Launched today [23rd May] and running for eight weeks, the Read Pink Make a Difference campaign involves 30 Penguin women's titles by authors including Jojo Moyes, Lesley Pearse, Marian Keyes...
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 10:20
Supermarkets, Amazon and Waterstones have hailed successful first day sales of Dan Brown's Inferno yesterday (14th May), with Amazon predicting the novel's sales could even surpass Brown's previous books. However many independents said deep discounts by the big retailers made it impossible to compete.
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 13:34
W H Smith's promotion of the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award longlist has launched in stores today, with titles including The Affair by Lee Child, Simon Kernick's Siege and Mark Billingham's Rush of Blood making the selection.
WHS' promotion of the longlist will run...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 09:45
Seven debut authors feature on the 10-strong list of summer Richard and Judy Book Club reads at W H Smith, as the retailer launches a new Book Club website featuring exclusive content.
The seven debut novels are: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann (Picador); The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Simon...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 09:30
WH Smith is soon to open a new store in Cardiff University Union selling a small book range of 20 bestsellers, The Bookseller can reveal.
The store will take over the former campus shop and sell university-branded clothing as well as confectionery, lunch options, basic food like milk and bread and a small selection of books...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:25
A trade-wide promotion that celebrates books and bookshops is to launch in September, backed by both the Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association. The slogan, to be officially unveiled at this year’s London Book Fair, is “Books Are My Bag”.
The campaign has been created by strategy firm M & C...
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 14:30
Having stood as the Conservative candidate in Norfolk North in 2005 and been on the Tory shortlist in another handful of constituencies, Iain Dale is no stranger to giving speeches.
But the Biteback Publishing founder was perhaps not prepared for the reaction to his...
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 10:16
Book sales at W H Smith dropped 6% like-for-like in the six months to 28th February, according to the company's latest half-yearly financial results. However its range of Kobo e-readers and accessories saw a "strong performance", the company said.
W H Smith Group profit-before-tax increased 5% to £69m, even though...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 11:22
The National Literacy Trust’s Young Readers Programme will expand this year after increased investment from W H Smith landlord British Land.
The company has committed £120,000 to expand the Young Readers Programme from four sites to 12 this year, enabling 3,000 children to participate in reading activities across British...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 16:50
W H Smith has defended its record on book marketing promotions, after being accused by Biteback Publishing’s Iain Dale of being “very willing to take publishers’ money and sell no books in return”.
Dale made his...