Thu, 16/05/2013 - 08:30
Penguin and Granta each have two titles on this year's Fiction Uncovered list, with Kobo partnering with the promotion for the first time.
The promotion celebrates British fiction writers and was launched in October 2010. The Village by Nikita Lalwanit (Viking), The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon (Fig Tree), ...
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.
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:15
Dan Brown fans queued from early this morning outside Waterstones Piccadilly in central London ahead of the store's 8am opening to sell copies of Inferno, published today (14th May).
Ben Morgan, a bookseller from Foyles [pictured] who had been waiting in the queue for three hours, said: "I collect first edition...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 15:29
Waterstones has said it will be the first retailer to go on sale with signed copies of Dan Brown's new novel Inferno on publication next Tuesday (14th May).
The chain's flagship Piccadilly store will open at 8am on the day of publication with 200 signed copies to sell on a first-come, first basis to customers, who will only be...
Fri, 03/05/2013 - 09:28
Outdoor, digital and newspaper advertising will be included in a “huge” marketing campaign for Dan Brown’s Inferno, featuring the strapline “One Hell of a Read”.
The ads will begin on 20th May, to chime with the author’s UK visit—Brown will do a London event on 21st May, a week after...
Thu, 02/05/2013 - 09:15
Waterstones has pledged to raise £200,000 a year for Booktrust's new Children's Reading Fund, focusing on one of the Fund's key aims of helping children in care have access to books.
The retailer is a founding partner of the Fund.
As part of its fundraising, Waterstones has launched "Maytilda"...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 10:24
A “strong” shortlist for the inaugural Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, in association with Waterstones, has been revealed.
In contention for the £5,000 award are: Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen (Granta); Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Fortune in Russia...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 17:16
One of the two Waterstones shops in Leicester is to close with nine people under the threat of redundancy.
The Waterstones in Market Street, Leicester, will cease trading on 1st June, the company’s spokesman Jon Howells has confirmed.
Since Waterstones’ new management came in 2011, several stores have closed in...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 10:16
Waterstones owner Alexander Mamut is once again the highest-ranking trade figure on the Sunday Times Rich List, published yesterday (21st April).
Mamut is placed 54th on the list, with a fortune of £1,483m according to the newspaper supplement, which emphasised he still has "substantial Russian assets in property,...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:18
Waterstones has bagged Dan Brown's only UK event for Inferno, his first ever event in London.
"An Evening with Dan Brown" will take place at Freemason's Hall in London, with a capacity of 1,500 people, on Tuesday 21st May. Tickets will be priced £25 (including a copy of the book) and are...