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...
Thu, 06/02/2014 - 09:15
Independent publisher Oneworld has hailed a “record” year for UK sales in 2013, increasing turnover by 45% to £2.5m year-on-year.
The Bloomsbury-based company said much of its success was down to a hike in print sales through the recently-revamped Waterstones stores, where sales doubled during 2013, making it the...
Mon, 03/02/2014 - 15:52
According to the latest Nielsen BookScan figures, January was the first month since an EL James-dominated July 2012 that has seen a year-on-year rise in sales. At 2.2% we can hold off putting the bunting out, but add to this the faster than expected recovery in the wider economy, and we could be forgiven for thinking that the green shoots...
Fri, 31/01/2014 - 09:30
Waterstones m.d. James Daunt said the company’s plan for recovery was “on track” after its losses more than halved in 2013.
The most recent set of annual results showed sales at Waterstones were down by 2.9% to £398.5m in the 12 months to April 2013. The decline was much shallower than the 11.1% drop in...
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 15:14
Hodder has said it has "decided not to further distribute…in its current form" the memoir Broken by anti-abuse campaigner Shy Keenan.
Broken, which was released in 2008, described the abuse Keenan suffered...
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 14:57
Former Waterstones marketing manager Jon Woolcott has joined Stanfords Bookshop in London.
Woolcott - who left Waterstones in December - takes up the newly created role of buying and marketing director, with the buying and marketing teams reporting...
Thu, 16/01/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones has scrapped its Waterstones Eleven promotion on debut literary fiction.
The retailer has run the campaign, picking 11 debut novelists it backs as the ones to read during the course of the year, for the last three years. The role of the campaign, which followed on from the previous debuts promotion New Voices, was to...
Wed, 08/01/2014 - 11:08
Waterstones Bold Street in Liverpool will close on 1st February.
The shop is based within half a mile of the company’s other store in the city, Liverpool One.
Altogether eight staff are affected by the store closure and but will be given new roles in other stores where possible, Waterstones said.
Reasons for the...
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:10
Waterstones’ sales during the Christmas trading period were slightly down year-on-year, the company has revealed.
Speaking to The Bookseller, Waterstones m.d James Daunt said like-for-like sales were ‘just a smudge off” where the company had wanted them to be overall and blamed the inclement weather in the...
Tue, 31/12/2013 - 10:00
Waterstones marketing manager Jon Woolcott is leaving the chain after seven years.
Woolcott's last day with the retailer is today (31st December).
Rik McShane, Waterstones retail director, said Woolcott would be "much missed", commenting: "He has worked for more than 20 years in bookselling at...