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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Trade welcomes Daunt's continued leadership after Waterstones sale

Publishers, authors and agents have welcomed Waterstones’ change of ownership this morning and expressed relief at the news James Daunt is staying on to lead the company. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-27 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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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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Daunt: sales rise at revamped Waterstones

The refurbished Waterstones stores are seeing overall sales growth of between 5%–10%, m.d.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones records flat Christmas sales

Waterstones has posted flat sales for December, with bad weather and the general election causing a "distraction" in the middle of the key trading period.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Testaments smashes first day sales for Waterstones

Waterstones has celebrated its biggest first day of sales of 2019 with Margaret Atwood's Booker-shortlisted The Testaments (Chatto & Windus).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-10 14:52:54 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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Daunt plans new buying structure after flat year at Waterstones

Waterstones is to split its centralised buying functions into two roles, aimed at resolving the disconnect between what is ordered by the chain and what is then sold through. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scottish Book Trade Conference Preview: Waterstones’ Daunt, Nielsen’s Bohme

With a dual-track structure for booksellers and publishers, the Scottish Book Trade Conference on February 26 will feature workshops as well as discussion. The post Scottish Book Trade Conference Preview: Waterstones’ Daunt, Nielsen’s Bohme appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Print Book Sales Stayed Flat in 2018

The value of print books sold in Canada totaled C$1.13 billion ($850 million) in 2018, with 54.7 million units sold, according to data released by BookNet Canada and BNC SalesData, the national sales tracking service. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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'Solid accounts' for Waterstones will appeal to buyers, Daunt says

Waterstones plans to press ahead with its programme of opening new premises in 2018, despite the business being up for sale. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt dismisses Russian bank link to Waterstones

Waterstones managing director James Daunt has moved to dismiss any suggestion that a Russian bank collapse will impact on the future ownership of the retail chain, saying that the situation is of “no interest or concern” to the business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales Stay Flat for a Second Consecutive Week

At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, unit sales of print books were 0.2% lower in the week ended Aug. 20, 2017, than in the similar week in 2016 Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Daunt: Waterstones 'not put off' opening more unbranded stores

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has told The Bookseller he has received “endless” emails from members of the public urging the chain to open unbranded shops in their towns and cities, after the existence of such stores was recently highlighted in the press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones, Blackwell's and indies report Christmas sales rise

Waterstones, Blackwell’s, Stanfords and independent booksellers have all reported strong Christmas book sales, with titles such as Five on Brexit Island and the GCHQ Puzzle Book proving hits with customers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A New Editor-in-Chief at Texas Monthly Following Sale

Longtime Editor Brian Sweany is replaced by Alcalde Magazine's Tim Taliaferro. The post A New Editor-in-Chief at Texas Monthly Following Sale appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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June Religion Bestsellers: A Bible Study Boosts Sales for ‘The Husband Project’; Jan Karon Stays #1

Sales shot up for Kathi Lipp’s 2009 ‘The Husband Project’ with the launch of an online Bible. Plus, Jan Karon maintained the top perch in Religion Fiction for the second month in a row. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Daunt: 'Amazon defines how Waterstones acts'

Amazon “defines” how Waterstones behaves, James Daunt, m.d. of Waterstones has said, but he added that a really good high street bookshop was "addictive" and could not be replicated online. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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