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HMV makes a profit from Waterstone's, as losses deepen

The Bookseller – 2011-12-19

The HMV Group made a profit of £11.5m from the sale of book chain Waterstone's, but the...

Daunt: Waterstone's should be choice of 'serious reader'

The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has called Amazon a "ruthless, money-making devil",...

Waterstone's Rowley joins Ebury

The Bookseller – 2011-11-30

Ebury Press has appointed Michael Rowley, previously a Waterstone's buyer, as editorial...

Blackwell and Waterstone’s reveal charity campaigns

The Bookseller – 2011-11-11

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 07:33 Blackwell and Waterstone's have unveiled two charity campaigns in the run-up to Christmas. read more

Waterstone's "bearing fruit", says Daunt

The Bookseller – 2011-11-04

Written By: Neill Denny Publication Date: Fri, 04/11/2011 - 10:22 A confident James Daunt toasted the future at a major party held last night in central London, an occasion that also saw new...

Waterstone's to publish short story prize anthology

The Bookseller – 2011-10-28

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 28/10/2011 - 08:30 Waterstone's is set to publish a print and e-book anthology to celebrate the shortlist for the 2012 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank...

Hughes & Hughes opens in former Waterstone's store

The Bookseller – 2011-10-25

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 07:50 Hughes & Hughes has opened a branch in a former Dublin Waterstone’s store, creating 14 jobs. The bookseller claimed the outlet...

Waterstone's branches roll out "bespoke offer"

The Bookseller – 2011-10-14

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 14/10/2011 - 14:30 Waterstone's branches have begun implementing a promotional strategy based on "local insight and curiosity" rather than central...

Waterstone's strikes publishers' agreement

The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Written By: Benedicte Page and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 08:30 A "gentleman's agreement" is allowing trade to continue over the crucial pre-Christmas period between...

Waterstone's reveals board of directors

The Bookseller – 2011-10-04

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 04/10/2011 - 17:08 Waterstone's has unveiled a new board of directors, including a chairman with business links to Barnes & Noble. Miranda Curtis,...

Waterstone's considers differential pricing

The Bookseller – 2011-09-16

Written By: Lisa Campbell and Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:40 Waterstone's has floated the idea of introducing differential book pricing across stores in the UK in its...

Waterstone's add new categories to children's book prize

The Bookseller – 2011-09-14

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:28 Waterstone’s has extended its children’s book prize to include teen fiction and picture books, in addition to books for five to...

Waterstone's adds new categories to kid's book prize

The Bookseller – 2011-09-14

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:28 Waterstone’s has extended its children’s book prize to include teen fiction and picture books, in addition to books for five to...

Waterstone's Dorking branch to close

The Bookseller – 2011-09-13

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 13/09/2011 - 08:50 Waterstone’s in Dorking is set to close next month, the third branch closure since James Daunt began as managing director. The...

"Daunt model" to be applied to Waterstone's

The Bookseller – 2011-09-12

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 12/09/2011 - 09:06 Waterstone's is thought to be organising the management of its stores into groups of bookshops with similar profiles, following a...

Waterstone's moves to end promo fees

The Bookseller – 2011-09-09

Written By: Lisa Campbell, Benedicte Page and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 09:00 Publishers have reacted broadly positively to Waterstone's requests for a higher flat rate...

Waterstone's to launch own e-reader

The Bookseller – 2011-09-09

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 09:30 Waterstone's is to launch its own e-reader in 2012 inspired by Barnes & Noble's Nook device. Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has...

New publisher liaison team for Waterstone's

The Bookseller – 2011-09-08

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 08/09/2011 - 16:15 Waterstone’s is understood to be setting up a publisher liaison team to manage its relationship with publishers. The team will...

Waterstone's in pay row with 'legacy' staff

The Bookseller – 2011-09-01

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 02/09/2011 - 08:00 Waterstone's has refused 100 of its longest-serving staff a pay rise given to the rest of the company. The bookselling chain...

Trade greets end of Waterstone's 3 for 2

The Bookseller – 2011-08-31

Written By: Lisa Campbell, Graeme Neill and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 31/08/2011 - 18:15 Publishers and trade figures have broadly reacted positively towards the scrapping of...

Waterstone's to end 3 for 2 next month

The Bookseller – 2011-08-31

Written By: Graeme Neill and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 31/08/2011 - 10:27 Waterstone's is bringing its iconic 3 for 2 offer to an end, with plans to implement money-off deals across...

Waterstone's to close Harrods branch

The Bookseller – 2011-08-26

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 26/08/2011 - 10:00 Waterstone's concession in Harrods is to close, with the last day of trading understood to be 17th September. Around 25...

Waterstone's Kennedy buys indie in Ealing

The Bookseller – 2011-08-25

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 25/08/2011 - 14:30 Former Waterstone’s head of range Fiona Kennedy has set up a bookshop in Ealing in west London after a “serendipity moment”...

Waterstone's Owrid to leave bookseller

The Bookseller – 2011-08-23

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 23/08/2011 - 15:00 Waterstone’s supply chain director Tim Owrid is leaving the company on Friday. Owrid joined Waterstone’s in April 2010 and will...

Waterstone's to strengthen buying team

The Bookseller – 2011-08-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell and Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 19/08/2011 - 08:55 Waterstone's is shaking up its buying team, seeking people for its new regional commercial and buying posts as...

Waterstone's and WHS affected by London rioting

The Bookseller – 2011-08-08

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:15 Waterstone’s branches in Enfield and Walthamstow have been closed to trading today after a wave of looting swept London over the...

Mamut: Waterstone’s ‘important for UK’

The Bookseller – 2011-08-05

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 14:25 Waterstone’s new owner Alexander Mamut has described the chain as “the last significant player in the UK” and claimed the...

Daunt reintroduces centralised buying at Waterstone's

The Bookseller – 2011-07-21

Written By: Graeme Neill and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 15:58 Waterstone's is reintroducing central buying for both new books and replenishment but m.d. James Daunt insisted...

"Waterstone's approach to buying must change" - Daunt

The Bookseller – 2011-07-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 18/07/2011 - 09:25 Waterstone's managing director James Daunt has told staff "its approach to buying must change" and said he plans a "complete...

Toby Bourne leaves Waterstone's

The Bookseller – 2011-07-14

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 14/07/2011 - 16:41 Waterstone’s head of books Toby Bourne has left the bookseller with immediate effect today (14th July). read more

Claudia Mody leaves Waterstone's for The Book People

The Bookseller – 2011-07-06

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 06/07/2011 - 08:01 Waterstone’s children’s range buyer Claudia Mody is to join The Book People as a buyer for Red House it's children's...

Waterstone's set for 'revolution not evolution' under James Daunt

The Bookseller – 2011-07-01

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 09:26 James Daunt's tenure at the helm of Waterstone's is likely to be about "revolution not evolution" as he begins his leadership of...

Profit up at Waterstone's despite sales dip

The Bookseller – 2011-06-30

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:41 Waterstone’s increased profit by £6.7m last year as like-for-like sales fell by 3.8%, according to financial results released...

Mamut completes Waterstone's takeover

The Bookseller – 2011-06-29

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 29/06/2011 - 09:31 Waterstone’s today begins its first day under the ownership of Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut’s A&NN Group as previous m.d...

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)...

Waterstone's backs Evening Standard literacy campaign

The Bookseller – 2011-06-23

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 13:59 Waterstone's has pledged at least £10,000 to the Evening Standard's Get London Reading campaign. The bookseller has agreed to...

Waterstone's takeover given go-ahead by shareholders

The Bookseller – 2011-06-23

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:00 HMV Group shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of Waterstone's to Alexander Mamut, clearing the way for the...

Waterstone's launches book club with Grazia

The Bookseller – 2011-06-21

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 08:46 Waterstone's has joined forces with Grazia magazine to launch a book club featuring 10 titles. One Grazia Book Club title will...

Children's publishers welcome Waterstone's sale

The Bookseller – 2011-05-27

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 27/05/2011 - 12:26 Children's publishers have welcomed the acquisition of Waterstone's by Russian businessman Alexander Mamut. Francesca Dow, m.d....

Waterstone's necessary for midlist and discoverability, says Page

The Bookseller – 2011-05-25

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 25/05/2011 - 09:41 The safeguarding of Waterstone's future will secure the midlist of history and science writing, literary fiction and memoir, the...

Publishers "celebrating" after Waterstone's takeover

The Bookseller – 2011-05-23

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 23/05/2011 - 09:40 The takeover of Waterstone's by Alexander Mamut is cause for celebration among the publishing industry, Faber c.e.o. Stephen...

Waterstone's looks to a local future

The Independent – 2011-05-21

The received wisdom is that the digital age is bad news for the humble high street book store.

Excitement and relief over Waterstone's future

The Bookseller – 2011-05-20

Written By: Benedicte Page and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 20/05/2011 - 12:00 Publishers, writers, agents and trade bodies have responded with relief to today’s news of the...

HMV sells Waterstone's for £53m

Guardian – 2011-05-20

Embattled retailer sells its 314 store book chain to fund controlled by Russian billionaire Alexander MamutHMV has sold its Waterstone's book chain to a fund controlled by Russian billionaire...

HMV sells Waterstone's to Russian billionaire for £53m

Guardian – 2011-05-20

Alexander Mamut promises to refocus Waterstone's as a local community bookshop – and will install Daunt Books founder to run the chainHMV Group, the beleaguered retailer, has agreed to sell its...

No role for Waterstone after Mamut takeover

The Bookseller – 2011-05-20

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 20/05/2011 - 12:08 Tim Waterstone will take no role in the chain bearing his name and had no involvement in the Alexander Mamut-led acqusition of...

Waterstone's "understocked" claims Daunt

The Bookseller – 2011-05-20

Written By: Roger Tagholm Publication Date: Fri, 20/05/2011 - 11:50 In words that will be possibly be pinned up in sales directors’ offices up and down the land, Waterstone’s in-coming chief...

Waterstone's sold, Daunt in, Myers out

The Bookseller – 2011-05-20

Written By: Lisa Campbell, Philip Jones and Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 20/05/2011 - 08:50 Waterstone's has been sold to Alexander Mamut's A&NN Group for £53m. In a surprise move, James...

Bidders given two weeks to make Waterstone's move

The Bookseller – 2011-05-16

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 09:10 Bidders for Waterstone's have a reported two weeks to express a formal interest in the chain, as parent HMV Group said it was...

Deadline looms for Waterstone's bids

The Bookseller – 2011-05-13

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 13:27 Waterstone’s could be bought by the same restructuring firm which took control of British Bookshops and Stationers as the...

HMV in 'advanced' talks over Waterstone's sale

The Bookseller – 2011-05-13

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 18:25 HMV has confirmed that it is in "advanced discussions regarding a potential sale of Waterstone's". The announcement, made late...

Waterstone's plans e-book push for post-HMV era

The Bookseller – 2011-05-10

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 15:49 Waterstone's could soon bring e-reading front of store in its physical bookshops in a manner similar to Barnes & Noble with its...

Waterstone's launches second Picture This comp

The Bookseller – 2011-05-03

Publication Date: Tue, 03/05/2011 - 08:00 Waterstone's has launched its second Picture This illustration competition, partnering with HarperCollins, the Daily Telegraph and children's author Michael...

Analysts warn HMV over discounted Waterstone's

The Bookseller – 2011-04-28

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 08:30 Selling Waterstone's for less than £70m could force the HMV Group into a company voluntary arrangement, analysts have warned....

Mamut could buy Waterstone's for £35m

The Bookseller – 2011-04-26

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 26/04/2011 - 08:47 Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut could reportedly buy Waterstone's for £35m. The oligarch could close a deal for the...

Children's laureate takes on Waterstone's branding

The Bookseller – 2011-04-21

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 08:20 The new children's laureate, to be announced in June, will be branded the Waterstone's children's laureate for the first time....

Johnson says Waterstone should give up on buying back chain

The Bookseller – 2011-04-20

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 20/04/2011 - 07:54 Former Borders UK owner Luke Johnson has warned Tim Waterstone off trying to buy back Waterstone's. Waterstone is believed to be...

Kennedy to leave Waterstone's at end of April

The Bookseller – 2011-04-07

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 07/04/2011 - 09:07 Fiona Kennedy, Waterstone’s head of range, is to leave her post after more than 10 years. She joined Waterstone’s in September...

Mamut "given Waterstone's deadline"

The Bookseller – 2011-04-05

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 05/04/2011 - 15:12 Russian investor Alexander Mamut and Tim Waterstone have reportedly 15 days to put a bid together to buy Waterstone’s. On a...

Waterstone plans to "return chain to stock-holding roots"

The Bookseller – 2011-03-28

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 28/03/2011 - 09:30 Tim Waterstone is reportedly assembling a management team for Waterstone's with a view of returning the chain to its...

Waterstone's rolling out new teen sections next month

The Bookseller – 2011-03-28

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Mon, 28/03/2011 - 09:29 Waterstone’s is to roll out new teen sections to around 100 of its stores from April, following a pilot in four stores that...

HMV "pursuing strategic options" for Waterstone's

The Bookseller – 2011-03-25

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 25/03/2011 - 09:45 HMV Group has said it is "pursuing strategic options" for Waterstone's, as speculation builds about the future of the business. It...

HMV looking into sale of Waterstone's, Canada arm

Reuters – 2011-03-25

LONDON (Reuters) - Struggling British music and books retailer HMV Group is looking into the possible sale of its Waterstone's books chain and Canadian business as it seeks funds to secure its...

Waterstone's future "to be resolved in weeks"

The Bookseller – 2011-03-25

Written By: Graeme Neill, Lisa Campbell and Neill Denny Publication Date: Fri, 25/03/2011 - 12:44 The future of Waterstone's is expected to be resolved in the next four weeks, with speculation...

HMV Group makes Waterstone's pledge

The Bookseller – 2011-03-07

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/03/2011 - 09:14 HMV Group has moved to reassure publishers of Waterstone's future, revealing the bookseller is on track to achieve its predicted...

Waterstone's parent buys stake in 'social bookselling' website

The Bookseller – 2011-03-02

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 08:44 HMV Group has "substantially" backed a social networking site called aNobii, which aims to help readers find buy and share books....

Waterstone's cuts 17 head office staff

The Bookseller – 2011-02-23

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 23/02/2011 - 17:51 Waterstone's has made 17 members of staff redundant from its head offices in Brentford and Solihull. read more

Debut author wins Waterstone's Children's Book Prize

The Bookseller – 2011-02-09

Publication Date: Wed, 09/02/2011 - 20:05 Debut author Sita Brahmachari has won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize for her coming-of-age novel about life, death, friendship and love. She was...

Waterstone coy on bid for book chain

The Bookseller – 2011-02-07

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 09:20 Tim Waterstone is reportedly pondering a bid to buy the bookstore he founded in 1982 with HMV billionaire investor Alexander...

Waterstone's to close 11 stores by end of week

The Bookseller – 2011-02-01

Written By: Lisa Campbell Eleven Waterstone's stores will close by the end of this week. The outlets are spread across the UK and are mostly in locations where more than one Waterstone's store...

David Kohn to leave Waterstone's

The Bookseller – 2011-01-28

Written By: Lisa Campbell Waterstone’s head of e-commerce David Kohn is leaving the company at the end of this week. Kohn has worked with the book retailer for the last two and a half years. He is...

Waterstone's asks publishers to scale-back March orders

The Bookseller – 2011-01-28

Written By: Lisa Campbell Waterstone's is cutting orders it makes on new titles from March to reduce its number of returns. The book retailer contacted suppliers this week asking them to reduce...

Waterstone's reveals its 11 debut fiction picks for 2011

The Bookseller – 2011-01-20

Three titles from Penguin and three from...

Bob the Builder designer on Waterstone's Children's Book Prize shortlist

The Bookseller – 2011-01-10

A debut title by the designer behind “Bob the...

Waterstone will not make approach for bookselling chain

The Bookseller – 2011-01-06

Tim Waterstone has reiterated his position...

Waterstone's 'not for sale' insists HMV Group

The Bookseller – 2011-01-06

A HMV Group spokesman has said the company...

Waterstone's confirms 20 store closures

The Bookseller – 2011-01-05

Waterstone's has confirmed that 20 stores...

Waterstone's improves, but HMV warns over profits

The Bookseller – 2011-01-05

Waterstone's delivered an improved...

Waterstone's to highlight literary debuts with 11 campaign

The Bookseller – 2010-12-17

Waterstone's is hoping to identify the future...

Waterstone's looks to cloud for digital growth

The Bookseller – 2010-12-16

Waterstone's managing director Dominic Myers...

Solar powered by pre-orders and Waterstone's

The Book Seller – 2010-03-08

Jonathan Cape has launched a "totally...

Harrison wins Waterstone's prize

The Book Seller – 2009-02-18

Former Waterstone’s bookseller Michelle...

Waterstone's e-books open for business

The Bookseller – 2008-09-04

Waterstone's e-book store opened for...

Sandberg campaign wins PPC/Waterstone's Award

The Bookseller – 2013-07-04

Ebury Publishing senior publicity manager Shona Abhyankar has won the Second Quarterly Publishers...

Waterstone 'predicts e-book decline'

BBC World – 2014-03-31

Tim Waterstone, the founder of the Waterstone's book shop chain, predicts that the "e-book revolution" will soon go into decline in the UK.

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