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

Barnes & Noble warns of potential cuts if stores close due to coronavirus

Barnes & Noble boss James Daunt has sent a letter to staff warning of potential lay offs if stores are closed due to the coronavirus.... Read more

Daunt joins National Book Foundation board

​James Daunt has been elected to the National Book Foundation's board of directors.  Read more

Waterstones records flat Christmas sales

Waterstones has posted flat sales for December, with bad weather and the general election causing a "distraction" in the middle of the key trading period. ... Read more

Daunt tells booksellers 'don't be boring' to survive Amazon era

Bookshops need to avoid being “boring” and apply a “bookseller's mind” to data if they want to survive in an era dominated by Amazon, Waterstones... 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

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