Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:00
If Scotland goes independent it is likely to cause “huge disruption” to bookselling chains with shops across both Scotland and the rest of the UK, retail chiefs say. However, they acknowledge the threats to business remain purely speculative at this stage, with three weeks to go until the big vote on 18th September.
Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:20
Orion is planning a “spectacular” event in London to mark the launch of Anthony Horowitz’s new Sherlock Holmes’ novel, Moriarty.
Details are currently being kept secret, but the event is “sure to send social media mad” and will culminate in an event at Waterstones Piccadilly.
Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:10
Fans queued for up to 18 hours to meet Haruki Murakami for the last stop on his first book tour in 10 years.
The book lovers began queuing outside Waterstones Piccadilly in London from 5pm on Friday (29th August) to meet their much-admired author at 11am the following day for a book signing.
Publishers at Harvill Secker told...
Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:00
Paperback editions of books by Amazon Publishing UK author Mel Sherratt are being stocked locally in Waterstones and an independent bookstore.
Sherratt is published by Thomas & Mercer, Amazon Publishing’s crime and thriller imprint.
As reported by The Bookseller yesterday (20th August), WHSmith Travel stores...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:30
Gollancz’s one-day physical and digital festival reached nearly three million people on Twitter, the publisher has said.
The festival, held on 13th August, took place on platforms including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google during the day, before shifting to Waterstones Piccadilly in the evening for a series of panels and...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:20
Picador is to insert a loose-sheet, single-page comic in all first edition copies of Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel.
As well as the comic insert, Picador is also planning a series of activities around the 10th September release of the novel, including a competition with Goldsboro Books.
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:00
Scotland’s booksellers are seeing a “huge” boost in sales relating to the impending referendum.
If anyone was in doubt as to the economic impact of the vote itself, Scottish booksellers can confirm it has been beneficial for business, with some seeing as much as 40% of their overall sales go on books relating to the...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:50
Hodder & Stoughton is to release a special collector’s edition of David Mitchell’s forthcoming Man Booker Prize longlisted novel The Bone Clocks.
The publisher will also be creating special editions of the book...
Wed, 13/08/2014 - 09:00
James Daunt is among the speakers at the Battersea Literature Festival, which is back after a three-year break.
The festival is being run in conjunction with Waterstones and Clapham Junction Town Centre partnership, supported by Wandsworth Council, and will take place over 1st-15th September 2014.
Daunt will speak on the...
Tue, 12/08/2014 - 09:40
Hundreds of people queued at bookshops which staged midnight events or early openings for the release of the new Haruki Murakami novel today (12th August).
Harvill Secker projected the e-book animated cover of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage onto the building next to Waterstones Piccadilly in London to...