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Waterstones sale expected to complete this month

The sale of Waterstones to hedge fund Elliott Advisors is likely to close at the end of this month, The Bookseller understands. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EC commits to lowering ebook VAT

The European Commission has committed to reducing VAT rates on ebooks, in an Action Plan announced today; The Bookseller understands later detailed proposals will allow states to reduce VAT on ebooks to as low as 5%. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EC 'will allow VAT on ebooks to be lowered'

A European Commission ‘Action Plan’ on VAT will include plans to allow countries to lower the VAT on ebooks, The Bookseller understands. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pearson restructure to hit 500 UK jobs

Pearson is set to axe 500 jobs in the UK as part of its restructure this year, The Bookseller understands. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CUP closes Japan distribution company

Cambridge University Press is set to close its distribution company in Japan - United Publishers Services - and has put its staff into consultation.  The publisher bought the 60-year-old Tokyo company, which distributes over 150 academic publishers in addition to CUP titles in 2007, and The... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Chambers departs Carlton

Frank Chambers has left his role as managing director of independent publisher Carlton Publishing, just 18 months after being appointed to the role, The Bookseller understands. His departure comes shortly after that of Lisa Edwards, who was publisher of the adult division of Carlton for two... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff exodus at Hesperus Press

All four members of staff at indie publisher Hesperus have resigned their roles at the company. The company exhibited at the London Book Fair, but staff were absent. The Bookseller understands all four employees of Hesperus Press, including head of publishing Nikki Griffiths, handed their... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers given role in prison book delivery

The government has relaxed the prison book ban, but said inmates can only receive parcels from four named booksellers – Waterstones, Blackwell’s, Foyles or WH Smith. The prison book ban was relaxed from 31st January, The Bookseller understands, following a High Court ruling that the ban,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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blinkbox Books to close after Waterstones talks fail

Tesco will close its ebooks service blinkbox Books at the end of February after talks with Waterstones to buy the platform broke down. All 60 core staff who work on the blinkbox Books platform are now expected to enter a consultation period over their jobs and are likely to be made... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones in talks to buy Blinkbox books

Waterstones is in exclusive talks to buy Blinkbox books, The Bookseller understands. Tesco is in exclusive talks with one buyer, thought to be Waterstones, with a deal expected to be finalised by the end of this week. The bookseller urgently needs a digital app-based proposition to rival... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Profit warning from Haynes

Haynes Publishing Group has issued a profit warning, citing "soft" trade and tighter inventory controls from retailers. The car manuals publisher said its half year results, which will be posted at the end of January, will be "seriously impacted" by "key consumer retailers implementing working... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W H Smith reboots distribution operation

W H Smith (WHS) is increasing its focus on book distribution to its stores in a bid to make cost savings. The company’s book buyers have been working within its new “books operating model”, which involves more focused targeting of big titles to key stores, which will be a priority going... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New publisher liaison team for Waterstone's

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 08/09/2011 - 16:15 Waterstone’s is understood to be setting up a publisher liaison team to manage its relationship with publishers. The team will be separate from the buying team and is thought to consist of around eight people. The Bookseller... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Deadline looms for Waterstone's bids

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 13:27 Waterstone’s could be bought by the same restructuring firm which took control of British Bookshops and Stationers as the bidders' deadline ends at 5pm today, The Bookseller understands. Restructuring specialist GA Europe... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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