Amazon has launched a £20,000 cash prize for authors who self-publish their work on its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform.
Sainsbury’s has revealed its book sales grew 7.5% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2016, with its growth in total retail sales a... Read more
Sheila O’Reilly is to join Village Books in Dulwich, south London, as its events manager, just months after departing its local rival, fellow indie Dulwich... Read more
Over 50 booksellers from as far away as Cumbria gathered in London last night for the launch of The Booksellers Network.... Read more
Waterstones crime buyer Joseph Knox celebrated the launch of his Manchester noir debut Sirens at the bookseller's Piccadilly's Fifth View in London last night (12th January).... Read more
Amazon has plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs across the US by 2018.
The majority of booksellers’ profitability has not been hit by the increase in the minimum wage which was implemented in April 2016.
While the majority of independent bookshops are not yet seeing any Brexit affect, some are already starting to see costs rise, retailers have told The... Read more
Authors including Jilly Cooper, David Nicholls, Robert Harris and Rosamund Lupton turned out at a party to celebrate the success of the Richard and Judy... Read more
Stanfords has made a profit for the second time in 14 years after investing in its festival and awards and licensing its 163-year-old brand.
UK retailers saw a strong finish to Christmas, with like-for-like sales up 1.0% in December from the same month a year earlier, the British Retail... Read more
W H Smith Travel has chosen a new dozen of "diverse and original" titles for its Spring Fresh Talent promotion, including a thriller by Waterstones' crime buyer Joseph... Read more
Sales through French bookshops declined by 0.5% in December from a year earlier.
North Yorkshire secondhand bookshop owner Steve Bloom has defended his policy of asking customers to pay 50p to browse his store Bloomindales, saying he won't "bow to pressure"... Read more
Foyles achieved a 4.3% like-for-like sales increase over Christmas, the bookseller has said.
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