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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Lily James to join live Margaret Atwood event for The Testaments

Lily James will join Margaret Atwood as a special guest for the live cinema event to mark the long-awaited publication of The Testaments (Chatto & Windus).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-19 10:18:34 UTC ]
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Can Britain’s Top Bookseller Save Barnes & Noble?

James Daunt fought Amazon and rescued the country’s biggest bookstore chain. Now comes Chapter 2. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-08-08 10:00:05 UTC ]
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A British Indie Bookstore Owner Holds Barnes & Nobles’ Fate In His Hands: Critical Linking, July 25th, 2019

Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Libro.FM. “Despite ... Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-07-25 10:30:48 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble says lawsuits 'lack merit' as shareholders file against sale

Shareholders have filed two lawsuits against Barnes & Noble in a legal row over the sale as the book retailer insists the complaints "lack merit".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-23 16:58:40 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble shareholders to consider Elliott offer as details of bid revealed

Barnes & Noble has issued shareholders with a formal tender offer after rebuffing a further bid from US book distributor Readerlink, made after an initial deadline following the agreement with Ellliott Advisors had passed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-09 12:42:15 UTC ]
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Win A $250 Barnes & Noble Gift Card!

We’ve got a $250 gift card for Barnes & Noble up for grabs, courtesy of Macmillan’s eDeals Newsletter! The Macmillan ... Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-07-02 20:30:47 UTC ]
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Lululemon menswear stores quietly close after short-lived runs

Lululemon Athletica Inc. has quietly closed its men’s standalone stores in New York City and Toronto even as it plans to more than double its men’s business in the next five years. The retailer found that guests respond better to Lululemon “as a dual-gender brand,” spokeswoman Erin Hankinson... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-19 20:05:22 UTC ]
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What’s the Next Chapter for Barnes & Noble?

A hedge fund wants to buy the bookstore chain for $683 million, including debt. Will the deal work? Experts from Wharton and elsewhere share their insights. Continue reading at [email protected]

[ [email protected] | 2019-06-18 18:09:27 UTC ]
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Readerlink misses midnight deadline for rival Barnes & Noble bid; Elliott offer stands

US distribution giant Readerlink LLC has missed the midnight deadline for a rival bid to Waterstones owner Elliott Advisors Ltd for Barnes & Noble, but could still propose a counter-offer.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-14 19:27:47 UTC ]
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Trade figures welcome Barnes & Noble deal

Trade figures have largely welcomed the news that Waterstones boss James Daunt will become c.e.o. of both Waterstones and Barnes & Noble, after Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited bought the US chain in a $683m deal. But a warning has been sounded that some consequences of the deal - which marks... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-09 07:57:43 UTC ]
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U.K. Investment Group Acquires Barnes & Noble for $683 Million

It's a new--wait for it--chapter for bookseller Barnes & Noble, which will be acquired by U.K. investment firm Elliott Advisors in an all-cash deal worth $683 million. Barnes & Noble joins a portfolio that also includes U.K. bookseller Waterstones, which Elliott acquired in June 2018.... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-06-07 20:03:20 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble has a buyer—who agreed to pay the $476 million price tag

Beleaguered bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. has a buyer. Elliott Management Corp. agreed to purchase the chain for $6.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued about $476 million, plus the assumption of debt, the company said in a statement Friday. Barnes & Noble shares rose as... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-07 16:16:58 UTC ]
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Once a book selling giant, Barnes & Noble sold to hedge fund

The one-time bookselling giant is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Am…; and other... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2019-06-07 15:58:20 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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Barnes & Noble isn't ready to give up on the E-Ink Nook

Just in time for beach reading, Barnes & Noble is releasing a new Nook with a 7.8-inch screen and waterproof design. The new GlowLight Plus has the company's largest E-Ink screen to date, and as with past models users can choose between a cool wh... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-05-23 17:05:00 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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Mental health books outsell diet and exercise books at Barnes & Noble

In a shift, American readers have become more interested in books about mental health than about diet and exercise, according to data released by bookstore chain Barnes & Noble. The data, collected around the New Year's season, seems to indicate that readers' annual resolutions are focusing... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At FutureBook Live, Exploring ‘New Platforms, New Ways of Storytelling’

At the daylong FutureBook Live conference in London, one session tried to envision ides of publishing's future beyond book-based models. The post At FutureBook Live, Exploring ‘New Platforms, New Ways of Storytelling’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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FutureBook Live 2018: ‘Putting a Rocket Up the Book Trade’

Wrapping up another year of publishing conferences, FutureBook Live in London will try to move attendees 'out of their comfort zone' amid the uncertainties of the UK market's future. The post FutureBook Live 2018: ‘Putting a Rocket Up the Book Trade’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PitchEd finalists for FutureBook Live announced

The five finalists for the PitchEd competition, run at FutureBook Live, have been announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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