Waterstones’ James Daunt: ‘Student of Bookshops’

From Brexit (no) to bookstore social space (yes) Waterstones' managing director James Daunt is certain about one thing: He wants 'to sell more books.' The post Waterstones’ James Daunt: ‘Student of Bookshops’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

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Waterstone's set for 'revolution not evolution' under James Daunt

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 09:26 James Daunt's tenure at the helm of Waterstone's is likely to be about "revolution not evolution" as he begins his leadership of the company, according to a source close to the situation. The new m.d. of the high-street... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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B&N's James Daunt Isn't Daunted At All

New Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt gets to work on rejuvenating America’s largest bookstore retailer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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US Book Industry Study Group Announces James Daunt Keynote

The annual meeting of BISG in April will hear Barnes & Noble and Waterstones' James Daunt in a keynote address around supply chain issues. The post US Book Industry Study Group Announces James Daunt Keynote appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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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

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Waterstones to open new London bookshop

Waterstones will open a new branch in London’s Victoria in the first week of December.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones to open two new bookshops in Sussex

Waterstones will open two new bookshops in Sussex later this year, with branches planned for Rustington and Hove. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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James Daunt to deliver keynote at FutureBook Live 2019

James Daunt will give the opening keynote at FutureBook Live 2019, The Bookseller’s annual publishing conference. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones to open two new bookshops in London and Glasgow

Waterstones will open two new branches at London's Brent Cross and Glasgow's Silverburn shopping centres later this year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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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

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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

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Tim Waterstone: 'Childhood scars pushed me to create bookshop chain'

A difficult relationship with his father was one of the factors which pushed Tim Waterstone to succeed in establishing the bookshop chain that bears his name, the retail entrepreneur has revealed in an extract from his forthcoming memoir, published in the Daily Mail. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Morpurgo, James and Byatt join forces with London bookshops to raise money for homeless

Daunt Books, Waterstones and Foyles are raising money for The Passage, a charity that supports people who are homeless, by selling a book of short stories by AS Byatt, Lennie James and Michael Morpurgo. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones to open second bookshop in Nottingham

Waterstones is opening a second bookshop in Nottingham in time for Christmas trading. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones to open pop-up bookshop on tiny Scottish island

Waterstones is to create a pop up bookshop on the Scottish island of Benbecula, which has just 1,300 residents. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Waterstones U-turns over unbranded bookshop in Edinburgh

Stockbridge branch to open under Waterstones name rather than appearing independent Waterstones has backtracked on plans to open one of its new unbranded stores in a district of Edinburgh that is already home to an independent bookshop – following an outcry that included criticism from figures... Continue reading at The Guardian

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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

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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

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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

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