WH Smith to buy second US travel retailer; High Street book sales fall 5%

WH Smith has announced it is to buy US indie travel retailer Marshall Retail Group (MRG) for $400m. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 21:24:24 UTC ]
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W H Smith reports high street book sales increase

W H Smith has announced that it expects full-year results to be at the top end of market... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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High street sees 4% rise in book sales

The British high street saw a 4% rise in book volume purchases through physical stores last year, while online sales flatlined. However, online retailers continued to grow their market share of the print market with a 1% rise to 32% of volume purchases in 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WHS High Street sales down 5%

WH Smith has released its interim results covering the Christmas period, revealing that group sales were down 2% like-for-like. As usual, WH Smith Travel performed better than its High Street stores, with like-for-like sales up 2% and total sales up 7%, with particular improvements at large... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book sales fall 6% at W H Smith

Book sales at W H Smith dropped 6% like-for-like in the six months to 28th February, according to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales fall at WH Smith in early autumn

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 10/11/2011 - 09:44 Total group sales at W H Smith have dropped by 3% in the last 10 weeks, with like-for-like sales down by 6% in comparison to last year. This morning (10th November) the company reported in its interim financial results for the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Printed book sales fall as Christmas digital sales rise

Physical book sales in the final week of the year totalled £22.5m — down 70% week on... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Homeward Bound: Travel Books Fall 2020

Amid major industry uncertainty, guidebook publishers are keeping things domestic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book sales hit record highs in 2019, but publishers ‘now need help’

Figures for last year show sales of £6.3bn, up 20% on 2015, but the Publishers Association says sector needs government support to weather coronavirusBook sales in the UK hit record levels in 2019, driven by a surge in audiobook and nonfiction titles, according to new figures released as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-21 23:01:08 UTC ]
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International Spotlight: Ireland book sales’ value falls 29% in lockdown

Across the Irish Sea the books market has suffered as bookshops have been shuttered, falling by almost a third in value Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Quadrille buys book on food and travel in Central Asia

Quadrille will publish food and travel book Red Sands by writer and journalist Caroline Eden.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Retailers must work together to save UK high street, Bird tells BA conference

Booksellers must pull together with other retailers in their community to increase footfall and save the British high street, the Booksellers Association conference heard on Sunday. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-08 23:26:25 UTC ]
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BA and retailers demand business rate reform to save UK high street

The Booksellers Association has joined forces with more than 50 UK retailers to demand changes to the business rates system in a bid to save the high street.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-12 17:07:43 UTC ]
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New chapter? UK print book sales fall while audiobooks surge 43%

Publishers hit by surprise 5.4% fall in 2018 – but warn against proclaiming terminal declineUK book sales fell for the first time in five years in 2018, despite the success of bestsellers such as Michelle Obama’s autobiography, Becoming.The UK publishing industry was hit by a surprise fall of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-06-25 23:01:37 UTC ]
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Leaver and Smith set up new venture, buy Carlton Books

Publishers Mark Smith and Marcus Leaver have set up a new publishing group and acquired Carlton Books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Smith, Leaver Form New Company, Buy Carlton Books

Mark Smith and Marcus Leaver, two publishing veterans with lots of trans-Atlantic publishing experience, have formed a new U.K.-based company, which has already made the first of what the two said are likely to be several acquisitions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Selby made head of books at W H Smith as Scholes and Bradley leave retailer

Pete Selby will join W H Smith taking up the newly-created role of head of books as Sue Scholes and Sandra Bradley leave the retailer.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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InMotion buy helps WH Smith to 6% Christmas trading rise

WH Smith has reported a “strong trading performance” for Christmas trading, with total sales up 6%. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German book trade's Christmas saved by last-minute high street surge

Germany’s book market narrowly avoided another major disappointment when a last-minute surge in the high street before Christmas pushed sales marginally ahead of 2017. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NearSt joins with Google to show high street book stock

A retail tech start-up, NearSt, has partnered with Google to show online what is available in local stores, with around 60 bookshops signed up nationwide. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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