#high street

Publishing news tagged with #high street


W H Smith's Pete Selby says lack of diversity means book industry is ‘failing’ children

Pete Selby, head of books for W H Smith, has called on the book industry to make the high street more diverse and inclusive for young readers, saying that diversity is going to become a "significant" part of WHS' strategy. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-22 19:12:13 UTC ]
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BA and retailers demand business rate reform to save UK high street

The Booksellers Association has joined forces with more than 50 UK retailers to demand changes to the business rates system in a bid to save the high street.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-12 17:07:43 UTC ]
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Clarke steps down from W H Smith as group reports strong sales

Stephen Clarke is stepping down as group chief executive at W H Smith with high street m.d. Carl Cowling to take on the role, as the group reports strong sales in its latest report.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-21 07:15:56 UTC ]
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German book trade's Christmas saved by last-minute high street surge

Germany’s book market narrowly avoided another major disappointment when a last-minute surge in the high street before Christmas pushed sales marginally ahead of 2017. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HMV goes into administration for a second time

Music retailer HMV has appointed KPMG as administrators, citing the challenges to the high street and an "unsustainable" fall in the market for DVDs this Christmas. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Newman and Coe urge readers to turn to high street after stock delays at 'Scrooge' Amazon

Authors Cathy Newman and Jonathan Coe have urged customers to take their business to the high street this Christmas season after suffering stock shortages of their titles on Amazon.co.uk. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Support for the high street

Philip Jones reacts to this week's Budget news, including Hammond's mooted UK digital services tax. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Budget to include business rate relief package for small retailers

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will use today's Budget to announce a £1.5bn package of support for the High Street, including £900m in business rate relief, according to widespread reports. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mr B's Emporium crowdfunds for 'bigger, bolder' shop

Mr B's Emporium in Bath is crowdfunding to expand its premises, with plans for "something that shows kids, and reminds grown-ups, how exciting reading can be and that shows the high street is very much alive and kicking". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mood has shifted towards bookshops, says Bottomley

The media is wakening up to the threat posed to the high street by Amazon, and the contribution made to wider society by bookshops, Booksellers Association president Nick Bottomley told delegates at the BA's annual conference. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gardners’ Bob Jackson: ‘To Identify New Retailers’

Leading a team that 'works hard to simplify and enhance the supply chain,' Gardners' Bob Jackson prepares for Frankfurt Book Fair's The Markets: 'online and on the high street.' The post Gardners’ Bob Jackson: ‘To Identify New Retailers’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hackney indie makes 'Small Biz 100' list

The Ship of Adventures bookshop in London's Hackney has been named in Small Business Saturday UK’s "Small Biz 100" for 2016, a campaign promoting and supporting small businesses on the high street. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lee Child on Amazon’s real-life bookshops – and why we should be worried

The world’s biggest online retailer wants to invade the high street. What’s in it for them?In December, Amazon US released its 2015 in-house all-format all-category bestseller list, and then the newspaper USA Today came out with its own industry-wide all-sources version. What was the difference?... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Three months, standing start to high street

"The dispiriting feeling that...the entire industry is stacked against the author." Douglas Wight isn't the first to respond by creating an imprint of his own, of course. Indie bestseller Barbara Freethy self-publishes as Fog City Publishing, which has a trade imprint for bookstores, Hyde Street... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stieg Larsson publisher Quercus driven to seek buyer

Independent which brought the Millennium trilogy to millions of English-language readers puts company up for saleThe publisher behind The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, independent press Quercus, has put itself up for sale in what it has described as a "challenging" and "increasingly competitive"... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookshop numbers fall

The total number of independent bookshops on the high street has declined for a sixth consecutive... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Closures and cancellations as snow hits trade

Freezing temperatures and a swathe of snow across the UK has hit the high street, with some... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book sales down 6% at WHS

Book sales at WH Smith have dropped 6% like-for-like across the high street and travel divisions... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The trade makes predictions for 2013

Another year of "breakneck" digital growth, a resurgence on the high street, further... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W H Smith profits expected to top £100m

Analysts have predicted profits at W H Smith will top the £100m mark when the high street... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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