Bookseller Briefing 19/17 – week ending 12 May

Soaring costs force Wordsworth Editions to raise Classics prices Wordsworth Editions is to increase the price of its Wordsworth Classics range due to rising paper prices and distribution costs as a result of the currency fluctuations caused by uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The Wordsworths Classics range, which are inexpensive editions of around 270 classics including The…

Bookseller Briefing 27/16 – week ending 8 July

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Publishers ready books on Brexit ‘inside story’ Author earnings could be hit by Brexit Amazon reveals customers’ 2016 book buying habits Amazon to create 1 000 new UK jobs Oxford University Press cuts 140 jobs globally   Penguin brand débuts in Germany Fifteen months after the Munich-based Verlagsgruppe Random House (VRH) announced ambitious…

The Bookseller Briefing 41 – week ending 16 October

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Penguin to publish Ladybird books for grown-ups Two German book chains form ‘strategic alliance’ Digital Census shows audio charge Amazon Seattle blueprint uncovered Marlon James wins Man Booker Prize 2015 PFD launches digital publishing spin-off Ipso Books Nourry: publishers need to put control on pricing Franklin: ‘toxic competition’ in large publishers The Bookseller…

The Bookseller Briefing 38 – week ending 25 Sept

The Bookseller Briefing 38 – week ending 25 Sept Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Trade tributes to ‘irreplaceable’ Jackie Collins Oyster to shut down Samuel Johnson Prize 2015 longlist ‘has something for everyone’ Audible ‘abusing’ market position in Germany McDonald’s to distribute Roald Dahl stories CUP puts dictionary app on Amazon Underground Penguin to launch healthy living imprint…