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Sainsbury's magazine celebrates biggest-ever edition

Media Week – 2011-11-01

Sainsbury's magazine's December issue will be the biggest in its 18-year history, thanks to a 70% boost in advertising.

Sainsbury's signs exclusive deal to sell Joan Collins book

The Bookseller – 2011-08-15

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 15/08/2011 - 15:45 Sainsbury’s has signed an exclusive deal with independent publisher Constable & Robinson to sell Joan Collins’ new book....

Penguin and Sainsbury's launch bookclub site

The Bookseller – 2011-07-05

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 05/07/2011 - 09:44 Penguin and Sainsbury's are to jointly launch a new website to support the Sainsbury's Book Club, launching on 21st July....

Avon signs exclusive arrangement with Sainsbury's over three titles

The Bookseller – 2011-06-15

Written By: Lisa Campbel Publication Date: Wed, 15/06/2011 - 08:55 Avon has announced a three-book exclusive deal with Sainsbury's starting from next month. Trisha Ashley's novel Sowing Secrets and...

Sainsbury's grows book sales 20%

The Bookseller – 2011-05-11

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 08:22 Sainsbury's has singled out book sales as an area of strong growth in its most recent financial year, and has said that it will...

Sainsbury's launches own-brand kids' books

The Bookseller – 2011-03-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 07/03/2011 - 09:00 Sainsbury's has launched a range of own brand pre-school children's books, publishing eight titles in collaboration with...

Sainsbury's targets book buyers

The Bookseller – 2008-08-11

Sainsbury's has targeted unlocking the...

Guardian and Sainsbury's team up in HCB campaign

The Bookseller – 2012-05-04

A campaign for The Power of Three by H L Dennis, the first book in the Secret Breakers series...

Sainsbury's ups profit and market share

The Bookseller – 2012-05-09

Sainsbury's has reported a 6.8% rise in total sales in its preliminary results for the year...

Sainsbury's U-turns and judges Front mag OK for customers

Media Week – 2012-06-11

Sainsbury's has ended its long-standing feud with millionaire publisher Dominic McVey and is to list his lad's title Front on its shelves.

Sainsbury's buys e-book retailer

BBC – 2012-06-12

Sainsbury's enters the digital books marketplace by buying HMV's stake in Anobii, an online retailer of e-books, for just £1.

Sainsbury supermarket buys HMV’s aNobii stake to enter e-books

GigaOM – 2012-06-12

Social book discovery startup was left divorced from its intended book retail partner after HMV jettisoned Waterstones. Now its future lays with a supermarket, not a traditional book store.

Sainsbury's in Anobii refinancing deal

The Bookseller – 2012-06-14

Sainsbury’s has backed Anobii chief executive Matteo Berlucchi’s call for publishers...

Sainsbury goes lowest on Rowling pre-orders

The Bookseller – 2012-08-01

Sainsbury’s has priced pre-orders for the much-anticipated JK Rowling and Jamie Oliver...

Sainsbury's boosts book sales by 20%

The Bookseller – 2012-10-03

Sainsbury’s has increased book sales by 20% in its second quarter, considerably above the...

Sainsbury's grows own brand book sales by 33%

The Bookseller – 2012-11-14

Sainsbury’s has grown pre-tax profit by 2.5% in its half-year results as the retailer said...

Anobii becomes 'e-books by Sainsbury's'

The Bookseller – 2013-01-23

E-book retailer Anobii is changing its name to eBooks by Sainsbury’s. The move comes six...

Sainsbury's launches 99p e-book promotion

The Bookseller – 2013-10-02

Sainsbury’s has launched a month-long promotion offering e-books for 99p each. The...

'E-book of the Year' vote at Sainsbury's

The Bookseller – 2013-12-03

E-books by Sainsbury’s is asking customers to vote for their ‘E-book of the Year...

Michael Joseph's Jack Monroe to be face of Sainsbury's

The Bookseller – 2013-12-17

Sainsbury’s has named single mother Jack Monroe, whose book A Girl Called Jack: 100...

E-books by Sainsbury's sells Anobii brand

The Bookseller – 2014-03-11

E-books by Sainsbury’s has sold the brand and social networking elements of e-book site...

Sainsbury's buys out publisher stakes in Anobii

The Bookseller – 2014-08-05

Sainsbury’s has purchased the HarperCollins and Penguin Random House stakes in the Anobii e...

Sainsbury’s Finalists for Ebooks of the Year

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-11-13

The UK retail chain Sainsbury's has opened voting for its "ebooks of the year" prize, with several international names shortlisted. The post Sainsbury’s Finalists for Ebooks of the Year...

Public vote opens for eBooks by Sainsbury's award

The Bookseller – 2014-11-19

Books including There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You by Linda Bellingham (Hodder), The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Headline) and The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters...

Want You Dead named Sainsbury's e-book of the year

The Bookseller – 2014-12-19

Peter James’ Want You Dead (Pan Macmillan) has been named eBooks by Sainsbury’s eBook of the Year 2014. The award, which aims to let readers decide their stand-out “screen turner” of the...

Gone Girl crowned "2014 bestseller" for eBooks by Sainsbury's

The Bookseller – 2015-01-22

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn has been named the top-selling e-book of 2014 for e-books by Sainsbury’s. The Orion-published book was released as a film in Autumn last year starring Rosamund Pike and...

Dahl’s Charlie tops Sainsbury's list of books kids 'should read'

The Bookseller – 2015-03-03

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Puffin) is the book parents most think their children should read before the age of 16, according to a survey from supermarket...

Phil Carroll leaves Sainsbury's

The Bookseller – 2015-03-17

Sainsbury’s book buying manager Phil Carroll has left the retailer after nine years.  His departure follows a period of head office consultations at the supermarket, announced in January when the...

E-books go into Sainsbury's Double Up promotion

The Bookseller – 2015-03-18

E-books are being included in the Sainsbury’s Nectar Rewards Double Up promotion for the first time.  The popular promotion sees customers able to double points on their Nectar reward cards at...

Sainsbury's offers £3 off e-books through in-store promo

The Bookseller – 2015-03-20

eBooks by Sainsbury’s is launching a new national promotion offering customers £3 off all e-books when they buy a paperback chart title in-store.  All of the titles in the Paperback Chart in...

Sainsbury's oft-forgotten streaming service comes to Chromecast

Engadget – 2015-04-28

Supermarkets can now insure your car, offer broadband and mobile services and, on the odd occasion, actually sell you food. In recent years, some of these grocers have expanded into streaming,...

Judith Kerr's 'Mog' at heart of Sainsbury's Christmas ad

The Bookseller – 2015-11-13

Sainsbury’s has released its flagship Christmas television advert featuring children’s author Judith Kerr’s Mog character at its heart, in a bid to raise funds for Save the Children’s...

Raiding the kitty: Sainsbury's resurrects Mog the cat for Christmas advert

The Guardian – 2015-11-13

Supermarket retailer moves Judith Kerr’s disaster-prone cat from page to screen 13 years after he was killed off by authorJudith Kerr’s Mog, the lovable cat with a penchant for calamity, is to...

Sainsbury's Brings Beloved Kids' Character to Life -- and Tops U.K. Book Sales

Advertising Age – 2015-11-20

This week saw an unexpected new title shoot to the top of the U.K's official book charts: "Mog's Christmas Calamity," by children's author Judith Kerr. Aged 92, Kerr has penned a new book featuring...

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