Wed, 06/07/2011 - 08:01
Waterstone’s children’s range buyer Claudia Mody is to join The Book People as a buyer for Red House it's children's consumer-facing book club.
Mody will start on 1st August at The Book People. Seni Glaister, chief executive of TBP, said: "We are thrilled to announce that Claudia Mody will be joining the Book...
Mon, 04/07/2011 - 08:41
One of the challenges facing James Daunt, Waterstone's new m.d., is around pricing and margin maintenance.
In his new role, Daunt's primary competitors—who aren't other bookshops, but are instead Amazon, the supermarkets, and the e-book—are pretty consistently selling identical products to him, at lower prices...
Fri, 01/07/2011 - 09:15
James Daunt's tenure at the helm of Waterstone's is likely to be about "revolution not evolution" as he begins his leadership of the company, according to a source close to the situation.
The new m.d. of the high-street bookseller took control of Waterstone's on Wednesday (29th June), as previous m.d. Dominic...
Wed, 29/06/2011 - 09:31
Waterstone’s today begins its first day under the ownership of Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut’s A&NN Group as previous m.d Dominic Myers officially leaves the bookseller.
The HMV Group announced this morning (29th June) its disposal of Waterstone’s had officially completed following a vote by shareholders at...
Mon, 27/06/2011 - 08:53
Pottermore has responded to retailers' frustrations over being unable to sell the Harry Potter e-books, saying the idea was to "ensure ease of availability across all reading devices".
Retailers hit out at J K Rowling's decision to sell the Harry Potter e-books directly through her Pottermore website, which will...
Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:00
HMV Group shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of Waterstone's to Alexander Mamut, clearing the way for the bookseller to become independent.
In a vote held today at its general meeting, 99.96% of shareholders approved Mamut's A&NN Group taking over the business for £53m. The transaction is expected to...
Thu, 23/06/2011 - 13:59
Waterstone's has pledged at least £10,000 to the Evening Standard's Get London Reading campaign.
The bookseller has agreed to donate all profits it makes tomorrow (24th June) from the sale of children's books in its 52 stores within the M25, underwritten to £10,000. Its Piccadilly branch carries a...
Thu, 23/06/2011 - 06:00
HMV Group shareholders are meeting today (23rd June) to formally approve Waterstone's takeover by Alexander Mamut.
The vote will be the last stumbling block before Waterstone's becomes a standalone business. The Russian billionaire has appointed James Daunt as the retailer's managing director.
Tue, 21/06/2011 - 08:46
Waterstone's has joined forces with Grazia magazine to launch a book club featuring 10 titles.
One Grazia Book Club title will feature in the magazine every week from the next issue, allowing readers to claim 50% off the r.r.p. of the chosen novel in Waterstone's stores and online.
Among the selected titles...
Fri, 17/06/2011 - 08:10
A call for the industry to lobby the government to ring-fence students' bursary spend on textbooks has received support from the trade.
In a speech given at the BA a.g.m. held in London last Thursday (9th June), Iain Finlayson, chairman of the Bookseller Association's academic, professional and specialist bookselling group,...