Bookseller Briefing 52/17 – week ending 29 December

Half-price post-Christmas offers lure bargain-hunters Retailers have unleashed a range of post-Christmas sales promotions to lure in shoppers, both in-store and online. Waterstones’ bountiful half-price selection features Christmas Number One Bad Dad (HarperCollins) by David Walliams, hotly tipped stocking filler Bletchley Park Brainteasers (Headline) by Sinclair McKay, both retailing at £6.49, with Dan Brown’s Origin (Transworld) reduced to £10. Foyles is offering a “doozy”…

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,…

Bookseller Briefing 24/17 – week ending 16 June

PRH launches ‘inclusion tracker’ to measure diversity Penguin Random House UK is launching an “Inclusion Tracker” to measure the diversity of its authors and staff in the pursuit of a new company-wide goal to “reflect UK society by 2025”. The aim is to bring the composition of its authors and staff into line with that of UK society, in terms of social…

The Bookseller Briefing 2/16 – week ending 15 January

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