Thu, 14/02/2013 - 09:20
Random House Children's Books, Egmont and Little Tiger Press have each picked up two nominations across the three categories of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, with the shortlists for the £5,000 prize revealed today.
Among the nominated titles in the 5-12 category is The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather...
Wed, 11/01/2012 - 15:45
Waterstones is reverting to its original logo in the Baskerville serif font and dropping its apostrophe in order to reflect a “truer” and confident picture of the business, the company announced today (11th January). Waterstones' managing director James Daunt said dropping the apostrophe would make the brand more versatile in...
Thu, 05/01/2012 - 08:25
American book chain Barnes & Noble is reportedly seeking bids for its publishing arm Sterling.
The bookseller acquired Sterling in 2003 for $115m but is now looking to shed its publishing business to concentrate on its technology and digital arms, according to...
Tue, 03/01/2012 - 16:14
Booksellers are discounting books and e-books by up to 80% in post-Christmas promotions.
Amazon, which began its January Deals early in December, ran a Boxing Day Deals Week which finished on Sunday and is also offering books with large discounts though its Stock Clearance and 12 Days of Kindle promotions.
A collection of five...
Mon, 19/12/2011 - 14:09
The HMV Group made a profit of £11.5m from the sale of book chain Waterstone's, but the fillip did not prevent the CD and DVD retailer sinking further into the mire with operating losses for the six months to end-October up 25% to £30.4m after sales fell 18%.
Total sales were £364.9m, down 17.6% on 2010 (£...
Mon, 19/12/2011 - 08:15
Christmas 2011 will be "tough" for many on the high street, a leading retail analyst has warned, while indies have complained that they can't compete with record levels of discounting this year.
With W H Smith offering up to 75% off some of its bestsellers and running a "Deal of the Day" each day from 15th...
Mon, 19/12/2011 - 08:05
Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has called for the government to intervene over tax rates, criticising the advantages enjoyed by businesses which trade from Luxembourg, as Amazon does, in an interview with the Financial Times....
Tue, 13/12/2011 - 12:50
Free local parking, better support from the government on business rates, and mentoring for smaller shops from the larger retailers are among the recommendations from Mary Portas in her report on the future of the high street, published today (13th December).
Mon, 05/12/2011 - 08:15
Booksellers say they are set for a "range Christmas", predicting that it will benefit the high street.
This year's Christmas titles have not yet thrown up one "phenomenon" book like last year's Jamie Oliver's 30-minute Meals, but instead are offering customers a wide variety of contenders...
Mon, 05/12/2011 - 08:05
Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has called Amazon a "ruthless, money-making devil", and said he has a "responsibility" to ensure bookshops remain on the high street.