Waterstones will emerge from crisis despite shopper caution, Daunt tells IPG

Shoppers will be cautious about returning to the high street but Waterstones will emerge from the coronavirus crisis and eventually have a wider range of shops, the firm's c.e.o. James Daunt has said. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-02 12:12:46 UTC ]
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Daunt and Newton to speak at IPG Virtual Spring Conference

Waterstones c.e.o. James Daunt and Bloomsbury founder Nigel Newton are among the list of speakers for the IPG's first ever Virtual Spring Conference, which is now fully booked. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-28 09:42:14 UTC ]
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Daunt rush-publishes Fisher crisis cooking classic

Daunt Books Publishing is rush-publishing How to Cook a Wolf, MFK Fisher’s classic book on shopping, cooking and eating with courage during a crisis.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-22 07:44:41 UTC ]
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Daunt tells booksellers 'don't be boring' to survive Amazon era

Bookshops need to avoid being “boring” and apply a “bookseller's mind” to data if they want to survive in an era dominated by Amazon, Waterstones m.d. and Barnes & Noble c.e.o. James Daunt has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-24 17:39:21 UTC ]
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Arabic publishing 'in crisis', Barghouti tells IPA Middle East Seminar

Arabic publishing is in crisis, the celebrated Palestinian poet and writer Mourid Barghouti told delegates at the International Publishers Association’s (IPA) first ever Middle East Seminar. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-01 13:24:16 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-07 12:22:03 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt wants to stay on as Waterstones chief after sale

James Daunt has said the process of selling Waterstones has resumed after Christmas, while expressing a desire to stay on as managing director of the chain retailer after the new owners come in. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ST report on Waterstones sale 'sensible enough', says Daunt

A story in yesterday's Sunday Times reporting that N M Rothschild corporate financiers have been asked by Waterstones owner Alexander Mamut to explore a £250m sale of the chain has been described as "sensible enough" by the chain's m.d. James Daunt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt dismisses Russian bank link to Waterstones

Waterstones managing director James Daunt has moved to dismiss any suggestion that a Russian bank collapse will impact on the future ownership of the retail chain, saying that the situation is of “no interest or concern” to the business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: Waterstones 'not put off' opening more unbranded stores

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has told The Bookseller he has received “endless” emails from members of the public urging the chain to open unbranded shops in their towns and cities, after the existence of such stores was recently highlighted in the press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Innocent's McEwan tells IPG: 'personal contact with consumers is powerful'

Businesses should not underestimate the power of personal one-to-one connections with consumers, Joe McEwan, head of digital and communities at drinks company Innocent has advised delegates to the IPG Spring Conference. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones launches new refugee campaign after 'escalation' of crisis

Waterstones has pledged to raise more money for Oxfam after an “escalation” in the humanitarian refugee crisis in Europe stemming from war-torn Syria. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: 'Amazon defines how Waterstones acts'

Amazon “defines” how Waterstones behaves, James Daunt, m.d. of Waterstones has said, but he added that a really good high street bookshop was "addictive" and could not be replicated online. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Brexit will lead to legal challenge and mess,' Cable tells IPG

Brexit will lead to “gross uncertainty, legal challenge and mess”, former business secretary Vince Cable has told the IPG Conference today in a discussion about the creative industries and business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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