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Daunt on the double in The Bookseller's most influential list

Waterstones and Barnes & Noble c.e.o. James Daunt has become the first trade figure to be named person of the year for the second time in The Bookseller's annual listing of the most powerful and influential people in the British book trade. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-13 05:14:10 UTC ]
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James Daunt at FutureBook Live: Barnes & Noble’s ‘Crucifyingly Boring’ Stores

Seeing Barnes & Noble stores' character 'crushed' by the corporate 'opulence' of American business, James Daunt says the chain must 'rip out the boring.' The post James Daunt at FutureBook Live: Barnes & Noble’s ‘Crucifyingly Boring’ Stores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-25 05:05:12 UTC ]
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Daunt tells booksellers 'don't be boring' to survive Amazon era

Bookshops need to avoid being “boring” and apply a “bookseller's mind” to data if they want to survive in an era dominated by Amazon, Waterstones m.d. and Barnes & Noble c.e.o. James Daunt has said. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-24 17:39:21 UTC ]
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FutureBook Live 2019 Ramps Up: Maintaining ‘the Cultural Caché of Books’

With four program tracks, the upcoming 2019 FutureBook Live conference in London includes Barnes & Noble and Waterstones' James Daunt among its keynotes. The post FutureBook Live 2019 Ramps Up: Maintaining ‘the Cultural Caché of Books’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-12 16:00:23 UTC ]
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US trade urges Daunt to be independent in spirit to revive ailing Barnes & Noble

After Elliott Advisors’ takeover of Barnes & Noble in August, the firm sought the man who turned Waterstones around to right its US acquisition. But what exactly is in James Daunt’s in-tray in New York? Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-08 05:47:49 UTC ]
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Akua Agyemfra to deliver third keynote at FutureBook Live 2019

Cultural strategist Akua Agyemfra is announced as the third keynote for FutureBook Live 2019, following Waterstones m.d. James Daunt and Bookstat founder Paul Abbassi.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-19 07:17:19 UTC ]
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James Daunt to deliver keynote at FutureBook Live 2019

James Daunt will give the opening keynote at FutureBook Live 2019, The Bookseller’s annual publishing conference. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-12 00:54:13 UTC ]
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US press assesses 'literary tastemaker' Daunt's arrival at Barnes & Noble

The US press has been assessing the likely impact of James Daunt as the Waterstones boss prepares to take over Barnes & Noble. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-08 12:59:50 UTC ]
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Waterstones staff to be awarded 4% bonus

Waterstones owners Elliott Advisors have approved a company-wide 4% bonus, following a "pretty good" financial year "driven above all by better book sales", according to m.d. James Daunt.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-31 02:35:31 UTC ]
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Jimmy six-hundred: Mr Daunt goes to New York

In all the current adulation for James Daunt, current chief executive of Waterstones and incoming chief executive of Barnes & Noble, it is worth recalling that it was not always so. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-08 21:31:09 UTC ]
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Daunt to split time between London and New York in Barnes & Noble deal

James Daunt will split his time between London and New York after Waterstones' parent Elliott Advisors (UK) announced that it had agreed to acquire the giant US bookseller Barnes & Noble for $683m. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-08 16:19:54 UTC ]
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Waterstones owner buys US chain Barnes & Noble

James Daunt will be chief of both chains after deal hailed as boost for real-world bookshopsThe hedge fund owner of the UK’s largest book chain, Waterstones, has bought Barnes & Noble, the biggest chain in the US, in a $683m (£537m) deal heralded as a boost in their battle to preserve... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-06-07 14:11:50 UTC ]
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Elliott Management Agrees to Buy Barnes & Noble, Daunt to Run Both B&N and Waterstones

Elliott will pay some US$476 million for Barnes & Noble, having last year bought the UK's main chain Waterstones. James Daunt is to run both companies. The post Elliott Management Agrees to Buy Barnes & Noble, Daunt to Run Both B&N and Waterstones appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-07 12:22:03 UTC ]
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‘We can’t afford it’; Daunt hits back at real living wage campaign as petition approaches 8,000

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has warned the business cannot afford to pay the real living wage to its most junior staff and increase the pay of its most experienced booksellers, as nearly 8,000 people backed the campaign calling for the rise.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones says it can't pay living wage, as 1,300 authors support staff appeal

Managing director says book chain ‘simply not profitable enough’, as Sally Rooney, Val McDermid and other authors write to protestMore than 1,300 writers including Kerry Hudson, David Nicholls, Sally Rooney, Michael Rosen and Val McDermid have backed a campaign for Waterstones booksellers to be... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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 Conference 2019. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones U-turns over unbranded bookshop in Edinburgh

Stockbridge branch to open under Waterstones name rather than appearing independent Waterstones has backtracked on plans to open one of its new unbranded stores in a district of Edinburgh that is already home to an independent bookshop – following an outcry that included criticism from figures... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones Sold, Daunt to Stay CEO

Elliott Advisors, a U.S. investment firm, has agreed to buy U.K. bookstore chain Waterstones for an undisclosed sum. James Daunt will remain CEO. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt wants to stay on as Waterstones chief after sale

James Daunt has said the process of selling Waterstones has resumed after Christmas, while expressing a desire to stay on as managing director of the chain retailer after the new owners come in. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ST report on Waterstones sale 'sensible enough', says Daunt

A story in yesterday's Sunday Times reporting that N M Rothschild corporate financiers have been asked by Waterstones owner Alexander Mamut to explore a £250m sale of the chain has been described as "sensible enough" by the chain's m.d. James Daunt. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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