Tue, 25/10/2011 - 07:50
Hughes & Hughes has opened a branch in a former Dublin Waterstone’s store, creating 14 jobs.
The bookseller claimed the outlet in Dublin’s Jervis Centre is the country’s first pop-up bookshop. The 6,000 square-metre space covers two floors and sells books, games, toys and stationery.
Tue, 18/10/2011 - 09:00
AD Miller's Snowdrops and Carol Birch's Jamrach's Menagerie are the bestselling books in the Man Booker shortlist on the high street, ahead of the prize's announcement this evening.
A D Miller’s Snowdrops (Atlantic) is the bestselling title at Waterstone's with bookies...
Fri, 14/10/2011 - 14:30
Waterstone's branches have begun implementing a promotional strategy based on "local insight and curiosity" rather than central dictates in the wake of the ending of the chain's decade-long three-for-two offer last week.
Last Thursday (6th October) booksellers in Waterstone's up and down the country began...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:57
Retailers will need to develop and market their own dedicated e-book readers if they are to compete with Amazon, delegates at Frankfurt Book Fair have been told.
Speaking at a Google panel about e-books, Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin said: “Essentially a huge proportion of e-book sales goes through the obvious...
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 09:45
A "gentleman's agreement" is allowing trade to continue over the crucial pre-Christmas period between Waterstone's and publishers with which it has not yet agreed terms.
A number of publishers have yet to complete negotiations with the high street chain, with a range of discount issues being debated. However, as the...
Thu, 06/10/2011 - 12:46
Waterstone’s has ended its 3-for-2 offer, with new promotional campaigns offering 25% and 33% off selected titles, as well as money off promotions.
The Bookseller understands the books discounted differ from store-to-store, according to the reading tastes of different customer bases.
Thu, 06/10/2011 - 08:56
The launch of World Book Night 2012 has been delayed, moving from Frankfurt Book Fair next week to Waterstone's Piccadilly on 24th October.
The announcement of the 25 titles chosen by WBN's editorial selection committee to be given away on World Book Night 2012 was due to take place at a press conference on 12th October at...
Mon, 03/10/2011 - 08:12
Scrapping Waterstone’s 3-for-2 offer will make customers focus more on books rather than price, the retailer’s m.d James Daunt has said.
The Bookseller revealed in August the chain was bringing to an end its iconic offer, which has...
Wed, 28/09/2011 - 11:34
When James Daunt became managing director of Waterstone's the last thing I expected to read, just a few weeks later, was that he was beginning "to move from local to central buying". Could the founder of the chattering classes' most loved bookshops really be adopting a system which a few years earlier prompted one of the...
Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:50
Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has been named as the most powerful man in books in a Guardian and Observer "power list" of the 100 key people in the trade.
Heads of houses from publishing's four biggest...