Bookseller Briefing 17/18 – week ending 27 April

Readers encouraged to ‘ditch burdensome books’ for WBN New research by the Reading Agency suggests the UK is a nation afflicted with “book-block”, with many readers deciding to give up on books after struggling through a difficult title. The survey, commissioned to mark World Book Night on Monday 23rd April, reveals more than half of…

Bookseller Briefing 12/18 – week ending 23 March

Publishers take on planet’s ‘plastic pandemic’ Two more publishers are wading into the market for books educating the public about plastic’s ruinous impact on the environment and what humanity can do to help clean up its act. Ebury has revealed it is releasing an “eco-friendly” guide in May by Martin Dorey, founder of international anti-plastic movement the…

Bookseller Briefing 41/17 – week ending 13 October

Foyles to launch subscription book club Foyles is poised to launch a subscription book club as it positions itself to capitalise on Christmas trading in the final quarter of the year. The “Year of Books” will initially be offered in six packages: hardback fiction, paperback fiction, hardback non-fiction, paperback non-fiction, children’s, and fiction in translation,…

The Bookseller – Foyles Birmingham … ‘This is 21st century bookselling’

      Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Foyles Birmingham opens with audio-visual ‘author pods’ Published September 29, 2015. By Lisa Campbell The new Foyles Birmingham store opened today (30th September) featuring audio-visual ‘author pods’ reading stories to customers. In a new move for Foyles, the Birmingham’s Grand Central Station bookshop contains three audio-visual ‘author pods’ and a…

The Bookseller Briefing 39 – week ending 2 Oct

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Publishers more content with digital transition than authors WHS reveals 100 most voted for paperbacks Labour would ‘agressively’ target Amazon and Google to pay fair tax Foyles Birmingham opens with audio-visual ‘author pods’ Young people prefer print to ebooks Kobo launches ‘Super Points’ loyalty scheme    

The Bookseller Briefing 07 – week ending 20 February

  Sales rise, but Foyles dips into loss Publishers encouraged by Waterstones revival Waterstones unveils ‘more pleasurable’ website ‘Love, Nina’ to be five-part BBC1 drama Curation hit for Japanese bookstore Bookshop Band appeal before member leaves New Dr Seuss heads for US bookstores Relaunched Guardian Bookshop sees sales leap Nature journals introduce ‘double-blind’ review Pellerin…