Tue, 16/09/2014 - 09:05
Waterstones, Foyles, WH Smith and The Booksellers Association are among more than 100 signatories calling for an overhaul of business rates, in an open letter published in today's Daily...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 15:13
John Cleese will go on a nationwide book and theatre tour this autumn to publicise his memoir So, Anyway… (Random House Books).
The Monty Python and "Fawlty Towers" actor and writer will begin the tour with a signing at Waterstones Piccadilly on publication day, 9th October.
There will also be...
Fri, 27/06/2014 - 08:50
The National Literacy Trust is again partnering with WH Smith to deliver its Young Readers Programme.
The three-year national partnership, funded by the WH Smith Group Charitable Trust and WH Smith PLC, will encourage over 7,500 children at 25 schools across the UK to develop a love of reading.
Wed, 11/06/2014 - 09:40
WH Smith has said its sale trends are continuing to improve as it reported like-for-like sales down 2% over the last quarter.
The chain bookseller said for the 14 weeks to 7th June 2014, total sales were up in its Travel arm by 4%, but like-for-like sales were flat in comparison to the same period last year.
High Street sales...
Tue, 20/05/2014 - 09:10
WH Smith Travel is supporting the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize by including the eight winning titles in its Recommends promotion.
The winners of the prize will be revealed on 19th June at the Jerwood Space in London and WH Smith Travel will give prominent space to the titles for six weeks from mid-July.
Matt Bates of WHS...
Thu, 08/05/2014 - 13:58
Penguin Random House has the lion’s share of titles in this summer's W H Smith Richard and Judy Book Club.
The trade publishing giant has claimed six out of eight slots on the coveted list, which almost guarantees thousands of sales for each title.
Titles for the promotion are selected by W H Smith's books...
Tue, 01/04/2014 - 09:20
WH Smith’s Irish stores achieved 185% increase in pre-tax profits to €1.5m (£1.24m) last year.
The Irish Examiner has seen the company’s accounts filed on Companies Office, which show that...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 09:40
Michael Neil has been appointed as the new business director of books at W H Smith.
He starts in the new role today (11th March).
Neil replaces Jackie Wing, the former business director of books at WH Smith, who has moved over to become the director of general merchandise for the retailer.
Neil was most recently the...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 10:05
The UK’s booksellers are gearing up to mark World Book Day, tomorrow (6th March) with enthusiasm.
Waterstones is preparing to inject “the usual riot of colour, costumes and entertainment” into its stores across the country, which will also be displaying the World Book Day titles.
Authors will be out in force...
Wed, 22/01/2014 - 09:10
Book sales at WH Smith were down 7%-8% like-for-like in the Christmas trading period.
In telephone briefings with City analysts this morning, WHS revealed the 7%-8% book sales fall for the 20 weeks to 18th January, saying that the retailer had cut television advertising costs over the period.
Children’s books performed...