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

New Rooney is already 2021’s bestselling hardback novel, says Waterstones

Sally Rooney’s latest novel Beautiful World, Where Are You (Faber) is already the biggest-selling hardback fiction title of 2021 at Waterstones after just three days on... Read more

Daunt reveals sales rise at Barnes and Noble

James Daunt has hailed a rise in sales at American bookseller Barnes & Noble following changes he introduced after being appointed as its c.e.o. in 2019.... Read more

Thousands of authors and illustrators warn over 'devastating' copyright change

Thousands of authors, illustrators and translators have warned against potentially “devastating” changes to UK copyright laws, while the Booksellers Association (BA) has also thrown its weight... Read more

Booksellers keep Covid-19 measures and urge 'responsible' shopping

Booksellers are planning to continue some level of Covid-19 safety measures, despite the government’s scrapping of all mandatory precautions in England, including face masks and social... Read more

Indie bookshops face 'danger' from third-party sites, Daunt warns

Independent booksellers face “danger” by allowing third-party sites to “sever the connection” between them and their customers, Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has warned. ... Read more

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