Wed, 15/02/2012 - 10:05
Constable & Robinson and Walker Books are planning to host a number of joint "roadshows" around the country this year, in order to handsell their titles to as many booksellers as possible.
The roadshows, which will involve the independent publishers presenting their upcoming titles to a mix of Waterstones and...
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 14:01
Alex Ingram, Waterstones' e-book and development buyer, is leaving the company on 16th March "to pursue other interests".
Ingram joined Waterstones 10 years ago as a bookseller. He has also worked as a travel and natural history buyer for the chain and also as buying administrator and regional buyer. On Twitter Ingram...
Thu, 09/02/2012 - 15:24
Waterstones has brought its 3 for 2 offer back for one week, but only on children’s books.
The promotion, across all Waterstones branches, began today and will run until 22nd February, coinciding with the half term school holidays.
Special blue and purple point of sale material printed by Waterstones for the week-...
Wed, 08/02/2012 - 09:56
This year's shortlist for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize includes new talent across all age ranges for the first time, including picture books, fiction for five to 12 years and YA titiles.
Among the 18 shortlisted authors and illustrators are actor Mackenzie Crook for his debut title, The Windvale Sprites (...
Tue, 31/01/2012 - 10:15
Waterstones in Ireland made a loss after tax of €12.9m up to April last year, as sales fell by 8.8% to €19.8m (£16.6m), according to results filed at Companies House in Ireland and subsequently reported in the...
Mon, 30/01/2012 - 08:05
US retailer Barnes & Noble is "developing a partnership with Waterstones to add the Nook to its locations this year", according to reports on news site Bloomberg Businessweek which quotes an unnamed source...
Wed, 25/01/2012 - 15:54
Waterstones is to open a Russian-language "bookshop" within its flagship London Piccadilly store in February.
The high street bookseller was bought by Russian oligarch Alexander Mamut’s A&NN Group in June last year, and the businessman was behind the idea to open the new bookshop—which will be called "...
Fri, 20/01/2012 - 08:30
Eight female novelists have made the Waterstones 11 2012 selection, with three novels each from the Random House and Hachette stables among the line-up for the second year of the promotion for debuts.
HarperCollins has two novels on the list, with one each from Simon & Schuster, Atlantic and Pan Macmillan. The novels were chosen...
Mon, 16/01/2012 - 15:27
Either people of the book trade collectively lost their senses last week or Apostrophegate reflects something more significant.
To say there has been a lot of reaction to Waterstones' apostrophe, or dropping of, is an understatement. The debate has gone way beyond trade news and has appeared in broadsheets, on BBC Radio 4 and...
Mon, 16/01/2012 - 08:30
Independent publishers have reported a stronger Christmas than in 2010, with Waterstones showing "renewed vigour"—though not necessarily delivering increased sales—during its first Christmas under new management. Sales at W H Smith and Tesco were reportedly up "significantly" year on year, while e-book sales...