Tagged: kate skipper

Bookshop footfall plateaus but sales stay strong

The Booksellers Association (BA) has reported a plateau in the number of customers visiting bookshops in the weeks before the spring bank holiday weekend, though... Read more

Get behind bookshops as they reopen, BA urges

Bookshops finally reopen their doors in England and Wales today (Monday 12th April) after more than three months of closure, with the Booksellers Association urging... Read more

Bea Carvalho made Waterstones fiction buyer

Bea Carvalho has been appointed general fiction buyer at Waterstones, replacing Chris White. Read more

Booksellers back Jamie Oliver for new Christmas hit

The big Christmas book contenders have been tallied up, with The Bookseller revealing 20th October as this year’s Super Thursday. Read more

'Cursed Child' pre-orders indicate 'biggest book launch in 10 years'

The release of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playscript later this week is set to be the biggest book launch since the release... Read more

Hudson's DK move raises questions for trade

The surprise announcement that Ian Hudson is to relinquish his existing roles at PRH to head its DK reference division has prompted a mixed response... Read more

Cursed Child leads retailers’ summer reads

Booksellers are preparing for another blockbuster summer of sales, with a second successive year of “event publishing” shoring up the industry in the sunny season,... Read more

Harry Potter magic comes up against Sunday trading laws

Booksellers have been lobbying publisher Little, Brown to change the date of the release of the eighth Harry Potter story so that chain stores can... Read more

Retailers report Christmas promise

Booksellers are feeling bullish heading into the final frenzied days of selling before Christmas following a raft of “strong publishing” and sales tracking nearly 10%... Read more

Cox to cover Skipper's leave at Waterstones

Waterstones' director of buying Kate Skipper will take maternity leave at the end of the month. In her absence, Melissa Cox, head of range and children's,... Read more

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