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The ebook is dead. Long live the ebook

Reports that physical books are gaining ground at the expense of digital are just plain wrongHas the ebook had its day? If you’ve skimmed a newspaper over the past month you could be forgiven for thinking just that. “The physical book market is making a comeback after years of decline,”... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Long live the ebook – it’s a champion of the printed word | Philip Jones

With the public promiscuously hopping from one format to another, reports of the e-reader’s death look distinctly prematureWe have barely stumbled into 2015 and already some commentators are calling time on the ebook. The analysis was provoked by Waterstones’ managing director, James Daunt, who... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones' core Christmas sales up 5%

Waterstones’ core Christmas sales were up over 5% year-on-year but overall revenue was hit by lower sales of Kindle devices. The chain bookseller’s m.d, James Daunt, said the company had a “solid” Christmas and was pleased with sales of books, stationery and toys, with new stores in the estate... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: 'Waterstones could break even this financial year'

Waterstones will “break even” this year if the retailer has a good Christmas, according to its m.d James Daunt. In an interview with the Guardian, the Waterstones boss said the chain’s intention was to eradicate its losses by the end of its financial year. “We are heading towards break-even in... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt questions Amazon warehouse practises

James Daunt has restated his view that Amazon operates in an advantageous fiscal environment in... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt condemns business rates rise

  Waterstones m.d. James Daunt (above) has called on the government to address the issue... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ether for Authors: Can We See You?

This week's edition looks at the troubles counting ebooks, why books need ISBNs, the five year history of the Kindle, James Daunt's UK gamble, and more. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt urges staff to cover Kindle push

James Daunt has said Waterstones booksellers must work harder to meet customers’ needs... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: other devices possible for Waterstones

Waterstones could sell other devices instore alongside the Kindle, as m.d. James Daunt said the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt planning more stores, plus 'click and collect'

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt is planning to grow the number of the chain's stores, according... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: Waterstones customers 'want Kindle'

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has said the deal with Amazon to sell its e-reading devices and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: library e-lending "disruptive" to high street

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has warned that e-lending in libraries will put further pressure on... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones' "promised land" due for Christmas

Waterstones' m.d. James Daunt has told independent publishers that the “promised land... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt attacks 'Luxembourg problem'

Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has called for the government to intervene over tax rates,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt calls for end of 'Luxembourg problem'

Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has called for the government to intervene over tax rates, as... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: Waterstone's should be choice of 'serious reader'

Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has called Amazon a "ruthless, money-making devil",... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt to speak at IPG's 50th conference

Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt will be the keynote speaker at next year's Independent... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: booksellers face same "crisis" as libraries

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 17/11/2011 - 10:01 Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has said booksellers are facing the same “crisis" as libraries as he called on the public to lobby politicians to protect the library service. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hardbacks thrown a lifeline by Daunt

Written By: Benedicte Page and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 07:40 Publishers are rethinking their format strategies as Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt's avowed fondness for the hardback creates an impetus away from paperback-first publication. Daunt has spoken publicly about... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's reveals board of directors

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 04/10/2011 - 17:08 Waterstone's has unveiled a new board of directors, including a chairman with business links to Barnes & Noble. Miranda Curtis, believed to be Waterstone's first chairman in at least 20 years, works for digital broadband... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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