Mon, 30/09/2013 - 09:22
The Dutch bookshop chain Ako could be sold to W H Smith, according to a report in De Telegraaf.
The newspaper said that publishing group Audax, which owns Ako, was in exclusive discussions with W H Smith despite interest from...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 08:30
A revival of high street bookselling is being heralded, with several retailers seeing good single-digit sales growth in their Christmas trading. Waterstones, Blackwell's, The Works and many independent bookshops are among those on the front foot.
Nielsen BookScan's General Retail Market panel, which includes Waterstones, W H...
Tue, 13/11/2012 - 07:00
Debut author Lisa Ballantyne has won the readers vote for the Richard and Judy autumn Book Club titles at WH Smith with her “emotionally intense” novel The Guilty One (Piatkus).
Readers voted online for their favourite of the chain store’s autumn Book Club reads, with The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (...
Fri, 31/08/2012 - 09:00
Titles from publishers Hachette and Random House feature strongly on the Waterstones Book Club promotion for the next quarter, which launches in stores today (31st August).
The retailer picks 12 new “eclectic, intelligent and readable” titles to be promoted in stores with discounts as part of the quarterly Waterstones...
Thu, 30/08/2012 - 09:50
Hachette dominates the Richard and Judy Autumn Book Club picks for 2012 announced by W H Smith, with four out of 10 titles on the list.
The promotion launches today (30th August) with the first pick promoted by the chain retailer being Orion's Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell. The other Hachette choices to...
Tue, 07/08/2012 - 09:30
Readers have voted for Emylia Hall’s debut novel The Book of Summers (Headline) as their number one “favourite read” from the Richard and Judy Summer 2012 Book Club promotion held with W H Smith.
Members of the public voted for their favourite title from the 10 selected for the famous couple’s book...
Fri, 11/05/2012 - 10:15
W H Smith is interested in buying up some of the failed Clinton Cards stores following the chain’s collapse, according to the Sun.
The high street and travel books and stationary retailer refused to comment...
Tue, 08/05/2012 - 08:30
Piccadilly Press is launching an advertising campaign in the changing rooms of high-street fashion chain, New Look.
Holly Goldberg Sloan's I'll Be There will be promoted in New Look stores in cities such as Birmingham, Cambridge and Nottingham with a poster featuring a QR code to download the book's first chapter...
Tue, 20/03/2012 - 08:30
Schoolchildren will be encouraged to cash in their World Book Day vouchers by visiting W H Smith stores as part of a partnership between the National Literacy Trust and retail landlord British Land.
British Land has committed £35,000 to fund projects in four communities close to its retail assets in Glasgow, Speke, Rotherham...
Fri, 27/01/2012 - 09:50
W H Smith is to promote cross- over young adult (YA) titles more directly to adults via a new promotional section that will be placed in its adult areas.
Children’s buyer Rachel Airey said the move was in response to changes in the market. "A lot of adults are now reading YA books so we want to make sure we have sections...