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Justin Adams leaves Bertrams Group

Justin Adams, managing director of Connect Books (now Bertrams Group, following its purchase by investment company Aurelius in February), is to leave the company. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Connect Books sold for £6m

Connect Books has been sold to private equity firm Aurelius for just £6m – nearly half of the originally-agreed sale price. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Connect Books' buyer Aurelius backs out of sale

Private equity firm Aurelius has said it is backing out of its agreement to buy Connect Books because it can see “no way of financing this transaction”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Adams: 'Aurelius has the firepower to support our plans'

Connect Books m.d. Justin Adams has promised it will be "business as usual" at the distributor as its acquisition by private equity company Aurelius is completed, and has said the well-funded buyer's "firepower" can support the business' future plans. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Connect Books sales up 12% in latest trading update

Connect Books saw a 12% year-on-year rise for the 45-week period to 15th July 2017, with strong sales in UK and Wordery offsetting weaker sales in libraries. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Connect Books revenue up 14% in first six months

Connect Books saw a 14.4% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first half of its financial year, driven by its wholesale and Wordery arm. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dawson Books strikes partnership with Kortext

Connect Books’ library supply arm Dawson Books has inked a deal to integrate with the Kortext platform. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Moss made m.d. of Wordery as Jones leaves

Connect Books has promoted Rob Moss to managing director of online bookseller Wordery, following the decision of current managing director and founder, Will Jones, to leave the business at the end of May. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Connect Group sells Education and Care division

Connect Books’ parent company has sold off one of its businesses for a value of £64.4m. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Connect Books' sales up 15.1% in last quarter

Connect Books achieved a strong Christmas trading period, with like-for-like sales up 15.1% across its wholesale business and online platform Wordery. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Connect Books' sales increase 4.8%

Connect Books increased like-for-like revenues by 4.8% in the 44 weeks to 2nd July. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Connect Books' revenue up 1.2% in last quarter

Tough conditions in UK libraries and international markets led Connect Books’ total revenue to decline by 0.8% in the last quarter, however sales were up 1.2% on a like-for-like basis. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reidy Hails Metadata, E-book Subscription at BISG

At the BISG Annual Meeting, S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy says publishers need to use metadata and social media to "connect books to what's going on in the world." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wordery founders sell 49% stake to Connect Books

Connect Books has bought the remaining 49% stake in Wordery to become the sole owners of the retailer. Wordery – an online bookseller – was established in October 2012 as a joint enterprise between Connect Books, which owned a 51% stake, and former Book Depository IT director Will Jones and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jobs consultation at Connect Books

Connect Books is consulting with 12 people in its Bradford office as the company continues to improve the “efficiency and flexibility” of its library supply service.  Bertrams, which supplies libraries on behalf of Connect Books, has headquarters in Norwich but also an office in Bradford which... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library supply chain under pressure

Connect Books m.d. Justin Adams has said a more “sustainable” model is needed for the library supply chain. Adams, who has led the company since January, emphasised Connect Books’ commitment to serving the public library sector, but said the Norwich-based firm had recently conducted an internal... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Connect Books: sales drop but business 'stabilising'

Connect Books has delivered a “much improved” operational performance in the last six months, although sales were down 3% to £103.4m. The Norwich-based company, which comprises Bertrams, Dawson Books and Wordery, also saw its underlying operational profit decrease by 18.6% to £1.9m compared to... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins and Connect Books handle City Link collapse

HarperCollins and Connect Books have said customers should not be affected by the collapse over Christmas of delivery company City Link. Administrators were appointed at the company on Christmas Eve, with substantial jobs cuts anticipated among its 2,727 staff. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Osprey: A Fan-Friendly Publisher

Every day, publishing is finding new ways to connect books to readers, but few traditional publishers give as much control to their audience as Osprey Publishing, a U.K.–based military history publisher. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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