W H Smith issues £40m profit warning as coronavirus hits travel business

W H Smith has warned the impact of the coronavirus outbreak could cut its profit by up to £40m as the pandemic hits its Travel business.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Future restructures business as revenue falls

Magazine publisher Future is restructuring its business in the UK and US following a 5% fall in group revenues over the past nine months. Continue reading at Media Week

[ Media Week | 2011-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-textbooks are destroying the old publishing business model

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The business model behind textbooks is completely out of step with what the market today wants, according to the head of Nature Publishing's digital textbook initiatives. Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2011-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dragon Tattoo hits 2m UK sales

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 15:38 Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Quercus), the first book in the late Swedish journalist's Millennium thriller trilogy, has become only the sixth adult novel to sell more than two million copies since records... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Templar hits the right notes with Drummer Girl

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 07:44 Templar Publishing has bought world English language rights to a "gritty yet glamorous tale of murder, romance and rock ‘n’ roll". Helen Boyle, commissioning fiction editor, bought the rights to Drummer Girl by Bridget... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BA issues plea for Xmas catalogue suggestions

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 15:34 The Booksellers Association has issued a last minute plea for independent booksellers to suggest titles for its 2011 Christmas catalogue. Indies have until the deadline of 22nd July to order the catalogue. Submissions will be... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Little hits back at Rowling and Blair over 'disappointing' split

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 09:59 J K Rowling's former agent Christopher Little has broken his silence about the author's surprise defection from his agency, saying that he was "disappointed and surprised" by the "premature news". Responding to Little,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pearson buys REDgroup online businesses

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 08:33 Pearson Australia is taking over the online business of collapsed Australian bookseller REDgroup, which includes the Borders and Angus & Robertson sites. The publisher said it wanted to maintain "continuity for the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Busy ALA Exceeds Expectations

For the second time since Hurricane Katrina, the American Library Association held its annual conference in New Orleans, June 23–28. And despite a faltering economy, stressed library budgets, high gas prices, and the somewhat out-of-the-way host city, the conference blew past expectations,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Profit up at Waterstone's despite sales dip

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:41 Waterstone’s increased profit by £6.7m last year as like-for-like sales fell by 3.8%, according to financial results released today. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HC hits A Song of Ice and Fire milestone

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 29/06/2011 - 09:16 HarperCollins has printed its one millionth copy of titles from George R R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series this year, as it announced it has sold 50,000 ebooks of the series to date. A Dance with Dragons, the fifth... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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David Roche launches new business

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 24/06/2011 - 11:14 Former Borders c.e.o. David Roche is working on a project to enhance reading as he launches his own business. Roche said David Roche Enterprises has been set up to "help exploit the links between the creative, media and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Grahame Baker-Smith takes CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 11:15 Grahame Baker-Smith has won this year's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for his novel FArTHER (Templar). In his acceptance speech today he attributed his award to "a complete change of style" after 15 years in the field, and in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Self-published author hits one million Kindle sales

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 14:31 John Locke has become the first self-published author to sell more than one million ebooks through Amazon. The author used Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform to publish and sell his titles. He joins Stieg Larsson,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Northstar Travel Media Buys PhoCus Wright Inc.

Northstar Travel Media has acquired PhoCus Wright, Inc. a b-to-b information company serving the travel and meetings industries. PhoCus Wright offers the annual PhoCus Wright Conference, which serves global travel industry leaders. PhoCus Wright founder Philip Wolff will become chairman of the... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Retailers hit out at Christmas pricing

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 10/06/2011 - 08:30 Penguin has defended the £30 r.r.p. price of Jamie Oliver's new cookbook as "fantastic value" after retailers accused the company of "profiteering". Many booksellers have noted the price of potential bestselling hardback books... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Smiths News acquires Dawson Books

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 07/06/2011 - 09:49 Dawson Books has been bought by the parent company of book wholesaler Bertrams for £20m. Smiths News plc, which owns Bertrams, announced today (7th June) that the wholesaler and Dawson Books would be "fully integrated"... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Browne warns "society will pay" for library closures

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 06/06/2011 - 08:59 The outgoing Children's Laureate Anthony Browne has warned society "will pay the price in the long term" for closing school and public libraries. In a letter to his successor, Browne urged them to campaign against their... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Council cutbacks hit blind readers using RNIB scheme

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 02/06/2011 - 09:33 Local authority cutbacks to the Royal National Institute for the Blind’s Talking Books service are leaving blind and visually impaired book lovers without proper access to the world of reading, the RNIB has said. The service... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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"Iconic" travel bookshop put up for sale

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 31/05/2011 - 09:04 An "iconic" London travel bookshop is being put up for sale after 32 years on the high street. The Travel Bookshop, based in London’s Notting Hill area, has been run by its present owner, based in France, for the last 25... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lonely Planet brings photo travel books to iBookstore

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 31/05/2011 - 16:09 Lonely Planet has brought three of its photo-heavy travel books to Apple’s iBookstore for the first time from today. The travel publisher is offering Lonely Planet's Best in Travel for free until 14th June with The Travel Book... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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