Waterstones bookseller features in Burton’s next novel

Author Jessie Burton has named a setting in her new novel The Muse after a Waterstones bookseller as a thank you for a “stellar” effort in hand-selling her début novel. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Row as Barnes Children's Literature Festival chooses Waterstones as official bookseller

An indie bookshop which was the official bookseller of the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival has been replaced by organisers in favour of Waterstones. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-14 03:02:58 UTC ]
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Bookshop Heroes to be crowned in new Bookseller feature backed by BA and HarperCollins

The Bookseller is to create a Rising Stars-style listing of individual booksellers to coincide with the Booksellers Association Conference in September 2020. The Bookshop Heroes special, supported by the BA and sponsored by HarperCollins, will be published to coincide with the annual conference.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-11 22:52:50 UTC ]
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Ex-Waterstones bookseller shortlisted for 2019 National Short Story Award

Donald Trump and the #MeToo movement are some of the themes dominating the 20019 National Short Story Award shortlist, which features all-female writers for a sixth time. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-06 17:33:37 UTC ]
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Waterstones bookseller stole £11k through loyalty card 'tricks'

A Waterstones bookseller has been given a suspended prison sentence after stealing more than £11,000 from the retail chain by tampering with its loyalty cards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones bookseller shortlisted for V S Pritchett Short Story Prize

A Waterstones bookseller is shortlisted for the V S Pritchett Short Story Prize, along with Early One Morning author Virginia Baily and short story writer Michelle Wright. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone knighted for services to bookselling

Tim Waterstone, founder of the eponymous bookshop chain Waterstones, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List with a knighthood for "services to bookselling and charity". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Booksellers Go Viral with Promotions Featuring Trump's Provocative Language

After President Trump reportedly referred to certain countries as "shitholes" in a meeting with lawmakers late last week, a handful of indie bookstores seized on the commander-in-chief's purple language as a way to make a defiant political statement while promoting books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Insiders: What’s Ahead for the UK’s Leading Bookseller Waterstones?

Among unknowns facing the UK book industry this year, the idea of a Waterstones sale is among the most vexing. There's one point of agreement: Industry players would like managing director James Daunt to stay in place. The post Industry Insiders: What’s Ahead for the UK’s Leading Bookseller... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones bookseller Walters and Hepburn sign with S&S

Simon & Schuster has made two new acquisitions for its digital-first programme for commercial women's fiction, Digital Originals. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones bookseller signs debut thriller with Titan

Titan Books has signed a debut psychological thriller which explores the bonds of sisterhood by Waterstones bookseller Fran Dorricott. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Former Waterstones bookseller's romance goes viral

A tweet from theatre data analyst Victoria O'Brien showing how she met and married former Waterstones bookseller Jonathan O'Brien has gone viral with over 24,000 favourites. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones: booksellers need to 'inspire customers' following Brexit

Waterstones’ commercial manager has urged staff to "be there" for readers, to “put service first” and “truly engage with customers” in response to the EU Referendum result because what booksellers do "really, really matters".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: 'higher energy booksellers' at Waterstones

In the last four years, Waterstones has changed to a company which is more customer-focused, with booksellers who have more flexible working hours, more accountability and higher energy, according to the chain’s m.d. James Daunt was speaking on the subject of the value of booksellers in a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Headline deal for 'captivating' debut by Waterstones bookseller

Headline has acquired an “utterly captivating debut novel” by an “exciting new talent” who works at Waterstones. Commissioning editor Emily Griffin bought British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to The Second Love of My Life by Victoria Walters from Hannah Ferguson at Hardman &... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookseller killed by falling sign at Blackpool Waterstones

Waterstones has confirmed the tragic death of one of its "much-loved" booksellers, Margaret Sheridan, after an incident at its Blackpool shop yesterday (12th January).  The company paid tribute to Sheridan, 68, from Singleton, who died at the scene after being hit by a falling Waterstones sign.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Healey and Burton on Waterstones spring list

Waterstones has revealed its Spring Book Club titles with half of the 12-strong paperback selection authored by debut novelists, including newly crowned Costa First Novel winner Emma Healey (pictured) with Elizabeth is Missing (Penguin). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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DDG Booksellers Featured in New Film

Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall star in a romantic comedy centered around a real-life Maine bookstore. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Waterstones to launch bookselling certificate

Waterstones is set to launch a UK “industry first” professional qualification in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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UK bookseller Waterstones to start selling Kindles

The UK's biggest bookstore chain has announced that it will start selling Kindles alongside other digital services from Amazon. Waterstones stores will let Kindle owners digitally browse books in-store and link up with special offers, tying into the chain's plans for substantial renovations that... Continue reading at Engadget

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