Wed, 22/05/2013 - 09:00
Bestselling author Dan Brown has told fans he knows "exactly what [he] is writing next", and that he has a locations in mind that "fall into Robert Langdon territory"—though he stopped short of confirming his next book will also feature his famous professor of symbology.
Speaking at his first ever UK event,...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 11:51
Waterstones' managing director James Daunt has said the chain needs to "book sell its way out" of its market challenges, as it moves to restructure to ensure its long-term health.
Staff reacting to news of the consultation set to affect 560 management-level staff described the mood inside the company as "subdued...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:47
Waterstones has begun a company-wide consultation with around 560 management-level staff as it prepares for a restructure set to put more emphasis on traditional shop floor bookselling.
Staff were told last night (20th May) in an email communication from Waterstones managing director James Daunt that those holding the positions of...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 14:55
Turning an unprofitable store into a profitable one is no easy feat, but it is something Ian Owens, pictured accepting the Manager of the Year prize from Tim Waterstone at this year’s Bookseller Industry Awards, has been able to do.
Branch manager of Waterstones’ Argyle Street store in Glasgow for 18 months, he has spent...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 14:08
Bestselling author Dan Brown has told BBC Breakfast he gets "kicked around" by UK critics more than those in other countries.
Speaking this morning (20th May) during his first appearance to support the publication of his latest book, Inferno, Brown said he always sets out to "write the book that I would want...
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...