Tagged: James Daunt

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

'Don’t let the fox in the coop'; Daunt warns against Amazon’s dominance

Waterstones boss James Daunt has warned the Scottish book industry against the growing dominance of Amazon, saying that if the retail giant ever implemented print... Read more

Adeyemi and Anderson make Waterstones Children’s Prize shortlist

Authors and illustrators including Tomi Adeyemi, Sophie Anderson, Jessica Love and Onjali Q. Raúf are on the shortlist for this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize,... Read more

Daunt, Sturgeon and Miller to headline Scottish Book Trade Conference

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller will deliver speeches at the Publishing Scotland and BA Annual Scottish Book Trade... Read more

Daunt plans new buying structure after flat year at Waterstones

Waterstones is to split its centralised buying functions into two roles, aimed at resolving the disconnect between what is ordered by the chain and what... Read more

The Bookseller's c.e.o. predictions for 2019

Following on from The Bookseller's 'alternative' predictions for 2019, senior figures share their hopes and expectations for the year ahead. Read more

Book sales 'going brilliantly' as booksellers rally for last days of Christmas trading

Booksellers are predicting a bumper end to 2018 as the week before Christmas sees strong sales, with Waterstones “sitting very handily”, according to c.e.o. James... Read more

Sally Rooney's second novel named Waterstones' Book of the Year 2018

Sally Rooney's "astounding" love story Normal People (Faber & Faber) has been named Waterstones' Book of the Year 2018. Read more

Pictures of the week

In this week's pictures round-up, Akala joins Stormzy to launch #Merky Books and CLPE celebrate its new crowdfunded literacy library. Read more

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