The Booksellers Association (BA) now has its largest membership since records began with over 5,000 members.
Pan Macmillan has launched a competition for seven independent booksellers across the UK and Ireland to celebrate the 175th anniversary of parent company Macmillan.... Read more
Amazon will adapt the late Scottish author Iain M Banks’ acclaimed space opera Consider Phlebas 30 years after it was first published.... Read more
Lord Bird is to host a discussion about the recently-proposed Independent Bookshop Alliance at the House of Lords next month.
HarperCollins imprint HQ is teaming up with Borough Market and Waterstones to host a festival celebrating the “explosion” in popularity of plant-based food.
One of London’s oldest independent bookshops, Karnac, has moved to a new location on Finchley Road.
The first group of emerging playwrights to benefit from Audible's $5m fund will include two British writers: Gary McNair, from Glasgow, and James Fritz, from London. ... Read more
Connect Books has been sold to private equity firm Aurelius for just £6m – nearly half of the originally-agreed sale price.
Amazon has reportedly revealed it will axe a "small" number of roles and has not ruled out cutting jobs in the UK.
Theatre bookshop Samuel French has found a new home in the Royal Court theatre a year after rent hikes forced it to close.... Read more
Books and pop-culture podcast, Mostly Lit, has teamed up with Waterstones on a year-long partnership to create a new series of events and online content for the bookseller.... Read more
Online sales at the JS Group grew last year as students increasingly turn to online shopping to buy their books.
Waterstones has said it remains a committed partner of Oxfam "at this point" following accusations of sexual misconduct concerning some members of the charity's Haiti... Read more
Amazon's shares jumped 6% after the retail giant posted its financial results for the fourth quarter, revealing it doubled profits made in the same period last year to $1.9bn (£1.34bn).... Read more
The 13th Winter Institute, held by the American Booksellers Association in Memphis, Tennessee, was vibrant and upbeat as ever, despite an underlying current of anxiety... Read more
Issue No 5791
Friday, February 23 2018
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