Tagged: James Daunt

Why the Barnes & Noble sale may help US publishers buy better books

Could a revived physical retail scene allow US publishers to make more decisions based on editorial instinct rather than numbers alone?  ... Read more

Jimmy six-hundred: Mr Daunt goes to New York

In all of the current adulation for James Daunt, current chief executive of Waterstones and incoming chief executive of Barnes & Noble, it is worth... Read more

Balancing the books

Kurde Atfield, manager of Waterstones in Horsham, calls for perspective as real living wage campaigners pile pressure on Waterstones m.d. James Daunt.    ... Read more

The perfect Foyle?

Julia Kingsford considers the positives and negatives of Waterstones' recent acquisition of Foyles for both parties. Read more

Retail on the edge

Philip Jones on how the “designer bookshop” is becoming central to how high streets are reinventing themselves in the 21st century. Read more

Margaret Atwood and Greta Thunberg battle it out for Waterstones Book of the Year

Margaret Atwood’s Booker-winning The Testaments (Vintage) is vying with offerings from Max Porter, Greta Thunberg and Candice Carty-Williams in a bumper shortlist for Waterstones Book of the Year.... Read more

James Daunt to deliver keynote at FutureBook Live 2019

James Daunt will give the opening keynote at FutureBook Live 2019, The Bookseller’s annual publishing conference. Read more

US press assesses 'literary tastemaker' Daunt's arrival at Barnes & Noble

The US press has been assessing the likely impact of James Daunt as the Waterstones boss prepares to take over Barnes & Noble. Read more

Elliott deal for Barnes & Noble goes through, Daunt heads to New York

Waterstones owner Elliott Advisors has completed its $683m (£537m) acquisition of US book giant Barnes & Noble following approval by the majority of shareholders.... Read more

Elliott versus Readerlink; trade weighs up options as B&N shareholders say deal too low

A group of Barnes & Noble investors has warned a $683m (£537m) deal struck with Waterstones owner Elliott Advisors (UK) undervalues the company and urged... Read more

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