Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:20
Waterstones has announced the 11 titles chosen as part of its latest Book Club, which will launch on 24th April.
Among the books promoted over the next quarter are The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Headline) and Lying Under the Apple Tree (Vintage), a selection of Alice Munro’s best short...
Wed, 02/04/2014 - 09:10
Alma Books and its Classics arm achieved a 67% hike in gross profit to £280,000 in 2013.
The company made the profit on a 15% increase in turnover year-on-year to £752,000 in the 12 months to December 2013.
Following its success, Alma Books is now looking to expand into children’s titles and interested in...
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:30
Support has been expressed in the wider children’s publishing industry for a move to stop designating books as either for boys or for girls.
Campaign group Let Toys Be Toys last week launched a petition to encourage...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 09:40
Michael Neil has been appointed as the new business director of books at W H Smith.
He starts in the new role today (11th March).
Neil replaces Jackie Wing, the former business director of books at WH Smith, who has moved over to become the director of general merchandise for the retailer.
Neil was most recently the...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 09:30
Independent booksellers’ businesses may be more vulnerable to the adverse economic impact of an independent Scotland than chain retailers, should the referendum see a Yes vote.
A major concern for the trade if Scotland becomes independent after the referendum on 18th September would be the possibility of it losing the...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 16:37
The books on the shortlist for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2014 cover a wide range of Russian history.
The Prize, which is now in its second year and runs in association with Waterstones, rewards the best non-fiction writing on Russia.
The shortlisted titles include The Black Russian by Vladimir...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 10:05
The UK’s booksellers are gearing up to mark World Book Day, tomorrow (6th March) with enthusiasm.
Waterstones is preparing to inject “the usual riot of colour, costumes and entertainment” into its stores across the country, which will also be displaying the World Book Day titles.
Authors will be out in force...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 12:18
Waterstones will switch to a new website platform this summer, to replace its current "pathetic" offering, managing director James Daunt revealed today (February 27th).
Speaking at the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) conference in Oxford, Daunt acknowledged the company needed to sort out its logistics, and that it was...
Mon, 24/02/2014 - 12:32
Children’s author Jacqueline Wilson will read from her new book Paws and Whiskers (Doubleday) at a sleepover for children in care organised by Booktrust’s Children’s Reading Fund.
The 20 children, who are aged seven to 14, will also have entertainment from TV presenter Andy Akinwolere and party...
Thu, 13/02/2014 - 09:50
Faber has achieved three shortlistings for this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell is nominated in the 5-12s group, while The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale and Butter by Erin Lange are both listed in the teen category.
Nosy Crow, Bloomsbury and...