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Sales and profit drop at Gardners

The Bookseller – 2011-12-08

Sales and profit have fallen in the last year at book wholesaler Gardners but the company said it...
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Dawson launches consultation over moves

The Bookseller – 2011-11-15

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 15/11/2011 - 09:40 Dawson Books has begun consulting with employees after announcing major head office departments will move to Bertram’s site in Norwich. Dawson recently merged with the...
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Norfolk Police opens Bertrams fraud probe

The Bookseller – 2011-10-25

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 15:34 Norfolk Police has begun an investigation into a £1.9m fraud alleged to have taken place at Bertrams. The Norwich-based wholesaler originally revealed it had discovered an...
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Bertrams sales and profit marginally fall

The Bookseller – 2011-10-20

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 20/10/2011 - 09:00 Bertrams' sales and operating profit has dropped marginally in the last year while the book wholesaler said its merger with Dawson Books will increase revenues by a third. read...
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Dawson staff to wait on consultation decision

The Bookseller – 2011-10-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 18/10/2011 - 15:00 Dawson Books staff will have to wait longer to hear how they will be affected by the merger of their company with book wholesaler Bertrams, which was finalised last month. Any...
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Retailers hail strong and open Christmas

The Bookseller – 2011-09-12

Written By: Charlotte Williams and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 12/09/2011 - 09:15 Comic actor James Corden, star chef Jamie Oliver and actress Joanna Lumley are among the most hotly tipped authors for Christmas 2011, with retailers...
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Smiths News boosts business with airline and e-book business

Media Week – 2011-08-23

Smiths News, the newspaper and magazine wholesaler, has completed the purchase of the remaining assets of Dawson Holdings, which include its e-book unit and its newspaper and magazine airline distribution business.
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OFT opens door to Bertrams/Dawson merger

The Bookseller – 2011-07-19

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 19/07/2011 - 15:50 The Office of Fair Trading will not refer the merger of Bertrams and Dawson to the Competition Commission, it said today. Smiths News Plc, which owns book wholesaler Bertrams,...
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Neil and Childs leave Waterstone's

The Bookseller – 2011-06-28

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 28/06/2011 - 11:38 Waterstone’s commercial director Michael Neil and operations director Roger Childs have left the bookseller today (28th June) with “immediate effect”. Neil joined the company...
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Gary Weston joins Bookspeed as m.d.

The Bookseller – 2011-06-22

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 06:25 Book wholesaler and consultant service Bookspeed has appointed Gary Weston as its new m.d with immediate effect. Co-owner Kingsley Dawson has moved on to become chairman of the...
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OFT to investigate Bertrams/Dawson tie-up

The Bookseller – 2011-06-09

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 09/06/2011 - 15:21 The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched a merger inquiry after Smiths News Plc bought Dawson Holdings for £20m. The deal, which will see Dawson Holdings' division combine...
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Smiths News acquires Dawson Books

The Bookseller – 2011-06-07

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 07/06/2011 - 09:49 Dawson Books has been bought by the parent company of book wholesaler Bertrams for £20m. Smiths News plc, which owns Bertrams, announced today (7th June) that the wholesaler and...
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Gardners' Hive launches with 350 indies on board

The Bookseller – 2011-06-01

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 01/06/2011 - 14:45 Consumer-facing books website Hive has launched today (1st June), with around 350 independent bookshops signed up as members. The site, which can be visited at...
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Book spend cut "easiest" way to save library revenue

The Bookseller – 2011-04-14

Written By: Benedicte Page and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 14/04/2011 - 16:09 A libraries boss has admitted cutting spending on books is "the easiest" way to achieve savings, as wholesaler Bertrams reports its library sales have slumped...
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Bertrams blames sales drop on library decline

The Bookseller – 2011-04-13

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 13/04/2011 - 09:26 Sales at wholesaler Bertrams dropped 3% in the last six months, with library sales down 25%. But strong international sales and a "resilient" retail performance in the face of a...
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Gardners Hive will look to apps post launch

The Bookseller – 2011-04-06

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 06/04/2011 - 09:13 Gardners will look to create a mobile phone app for Hive after its official launch. The book wholesaler has been working with e-consultancy firm Tangent One to build the Hive...
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Gardners Hive responds to feedback with indie offer

The Bookseller – 2011-03-16

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 16/03/2011 - 09:08 Indie retailers across the country have been issued with the final proposals for Hive.co.uk and are considering whether to sign up. As first revealed by The Bookseller last month,...
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STL distribution makes 30 redundant

The Bookseller – 2011-03-10

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 10/03/2011 - 15:22 Christian book wholesaler STL Distribution is cutting a quarter of its 124-strong workforce following poor sales. The Carlisle-based company said 30 positions will be affected,...
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Publishers express support for Gardners Hive

The Bookseller – 2011-03-02

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 15:24 Gardners has received backing for its Hive consumer website from publishers including Hachette UK's c.e.o. after it presented its new initiative to more than 300 publishers. The...
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Makro unveils UK's cheapest e-book reader

The Bookseller – 2011-02-24

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 24/02/2011 - 09:35 The price of e-book readers has been slashed again with wholesaler Makro advertising the Binatone ReadMe Classic for around £35. read more
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