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 the end of the once-dominant US book retailer as a publicly listed company - could also prove "challenging and painful". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-09 07:57:43 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

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Elliott deal for Barnes & Noble goes through, Daunt heads to New York

Waterstones owner Elliott Advisors has completed its $683m (£537m) acquisition of US book giant Barnes & Noble following approval by the majority of shareholders. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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Barnes & Noble Deal Signals New Microsoft Savvy

The deal with the maker of the popular Nook ebook reader shows that Microsoft, like Apple, understands that ecosystems are the key to success. Continue reading at PC World

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S&S Children's wins debut fantasy series in 'momentous' seven-figure deal

Simon & Schuster Children's UK and US have won a hotly contested multi-publisher auction for debut author A F Steadman's fantasy adventure series, Skandar and the Unicorn Thief, in a seven-figure (sterling) co-publication deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Daunt outlines his strategy for Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble chief executive and Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has said the two-and-a-half month lockdown in the US was "hugely traumatic" and a "body blow" to employees, but that B&N had used the period to bring much needed changes the US chain's estate. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Barnes and Noble to close Saturday

The Barnes and Noble bookstore at 601 E. Pratt St. at Baltimore's Inner Harbor will close Saturday, according to a sign posted at the location. Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Barnes & Noble Regroups and Looks Ahead

After the shutdown, layoffs, and a major redesign, the bookseller is reopening its stores in an uncertain book market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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With Stores Closed, Barnes & Noble Does Some Redecorating

Retail locations shuttered during lockdowns, so the company spruced up hundreds of its stores as the first step in a bigger plan. Continue reading at The New York Times

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ILP acquires 12 literary estates in eight-figure deal

International Literary Properties has acquired 12 literary estates from Peters, Fraser + Dunlop, including those of Evelyn Waugh and Georges Simenon, in an eight-figure deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pan Macmillan lands Hannah novel in six-figure deal

Pan Macmillan has landed Kristin Hannah's new novel in a six-figure deal ahead of the Netflix series of her book Firefly Lane (Pan). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Barnes & Noble Scales Back

Barnes & Noble has now temporarily closed more than 500 stores and furloughed "a large number" of employees across all departments at its company headquarters. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Barnes & Noble closes 65% of stores

Barnes & Noble has temporarily shut approximately 65% of its stores following the coronavirus outbreak in the US. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Barnes & Noble warns of potential cuts if stores close due to coronavirus

Barnes & Noble boss James Daunt has sent a letter to staff warning of potential lay offs if stores are closed due to the coronavirus. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bill Bowder thriller goes to S&S UK amid translation rights frenzy and six-figure audio deal

Simon & Schuster UK has landed Bill Bowder's real-life thriller Freezing Order, which has also been at the centre of a flurry of translation deals and secured a six-figure audio deal.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bloomsbury wins satirical debut The Other Black Girl in six-figure deal

Bloomsbury has won Zakiya Dalila Harris’ The Other Black Girl, a satirical debut novel about race and authenticity in the workplace, for a six-figure deal following a nine-way auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Former Knopf Assistant Sells Publishing Novel in Seven Figure Deal

Every assistant sifting through the slush pile, dreaming of selling their own novel, can now focus on the tale of Zakiya Harris, a former assistant editor who just sold her debut to Atria in a seven-figure deal. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The bookseller planned to promote classic novels with covers featuring people of color for Black History Month. Critics accused it of “literary blackface.” Continue reading at The New York Times

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