A new assessment of teaching quality has reportedly sent “shockwaves” through the traditional higher education hierarchy.
European booksellers have launched a petition asking the European Council not to “force” bookshops to sell e-books across borders, for fear it will drive them... Read more
There has been a delay to progress on the planned measure to allow VAT on e-books to be reduced, after the members of the EU's... Read more
Online retailer Amazon is to acquire US supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7bn (£10.72bn).
A bookseller's proof of J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been sold for almost £10,000 - four times as much as the expected... Read more
The publishing industry has rallied round to support Newham Bookshop’s charity drive for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.
High Street sales at W H Smith continue to tumble – down 4% like-for-like in the past 15 weeks. However, its Travel arm continues to... Read more
Hodder & Stoughton has been crowned Marketing Team of the Year for its "consistently high standard" of campaigns run over the past 12 months.... Read more
The Book People has acquired gift company Qwerkity, heralding its “natural” expansion into the gift market.
Penguin Random House has acquired a New York-based company specialising in creating and selling licensed illustrated literary-themed products called Out of Print.... Read more
Actor, presenter and author Sir Tony Robinson is to bring his No Cunning Plan tour to independent booksellers in community venues for Independent Bookshop Week... Read more
In celebration of its 225th anniversary year, retailer W H Smith has revealed Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier to be the nation's favourite book of the past... Read more
Mostly Books in Abingdon has been sold to new owner Sarah Dennis, who has held a “long ambition” to run her own book business.... Read more
The Booksellers Association has called for delays in financial support to bookshops to be addressed "urgently" after it has emerged many small businesses are still... Read more
Schoolgirl Isabel Harris has had her book published after winning The Book People’s inaugural Bedtime Story Competition.
Issue No 5761
Friday, June 16 2017
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