Tue, 16/09/2014 - 09:05
Waterstones, Foyles, WH Smith and The Booksellers Association are among more than 100 signatories calling for an overhaul of business rates, in an open letter published in today's Daily...
Mon, 08/09/2014 - 12:45
Bonnier imprint Blink Publishing has had to postpone the book tour for YouTube star Alfie Deyes’ The Pointless Book for health and safety reasons, after close to 8,000 people turned up to the first event at the weekend.
The Pointless Book, released on 4th September,...
Mon, 08/09/2014 - 09:50
Waterstones launches its Autumn Book Club in stores across the country today (8th September), with four of the 12 featured titles by independent publishers.
The national promotion releases a new set of Book Club titles every eight to 10 weeks.
On this season’s list is a translated work, The Rabbit Back Literature...
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:40
Booksellers are hailing a surprise summer of sales hits, with figures up 8% across July and August.
Despite Waterstones m.d. James Daunt’s fears that the summer publishing schedule looked weak, bookshops have had a successful summer in sales terms, during the height of the digital reading season.
Nielsen BookScan TCM...
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.