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UK OFT Receive Complaints on Amazon Seller Agreement

UK OFT Receive Complaints on Amazon Seller Agreement

Last week Amazon UK informed sellers using their Marketplace that they could no longer list book titles on other online retail sites, including the seller’s own site, for less than the listed Amazon retail price. The deadline for sellers to agree to this is Wednesday 31st March, and those sellers who do not agree will


Eason Secure Deal For Hughes & Hughes Airport Shops

The future of Hughes & Hughes seven airport bookshops and 120 staff has been secured following a deal struck late Wednesday evening between a Eason, the leading Irish bookshop chain, and the Dublin Airports Authority. This follows on from Hughes & Hughes going into receivership late last week. Hughes & Hughes seven airport shops in


Hughes & Hughes Book Chain Enter Receivership

For any international traveller passing through Dublin, Cork or London City airports, wishing to pick up a book for their journey or holiday abroad—they would be very familiar with Hughes & Hughes bookshops. Hughes & Hughes, in many ways, represented Irish independent book retailing to international consumers and readers. Today, the company entered receivership with


SFWA Remove Amazon Links

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced late yesterday that it was removing all links to Amazon on its website in light of the recent Macmillan dispute. Amazon removed the buy buttons from all Macmillan titles last Saturday following Macmillan’s presentation of new e-book terms to the e-tailer last week. Amazon sell most of their

The Continues Their Look At 2010 and Beyond

This is part two of look at publishing and the book industry in 2010 and beyond. Today’s feature includes the views of Tim Godfray, CEO of the Booksellers Association, Michael Neil, MD of Bertrams, Tim Coates, library campaigner and Roy Clare, CEO of Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. Part one is here. The Independent

The Talks to The UK’s Top Publishing CEO’s

Today in, the CEO’s of the UK’s top publishing houses reflect on the current state of book publishing, the development and impact of digital books, and what their own predictions are in 2010 and beyond. This is part one of an interview did with Peter Field of Penguin, Victoria Barnsley of HarperCollins and Gail Rebuck of


O’Brien Press Launch Storytime Reads For February

Promotions seem to be the flavour of the day with independent bookstores. Irish publisher O’Brien Press has teamed up with Kelloggs, the makers of breakfast cereal Rice Krispies and Hughes & Hughes bookstore. In a book promotion called Rice Krispies Storytime, starting in February, six children’s books can be redeemed against vouchers available with the purchase