Borders articles

Hughes & Hughes End T5 Airport Bookstore – (Updated on Feb 10th 2009)

Irish retail booksellers, Hughes & Hughes is closing their outlet at Heathrow’s T5 terminal next month. It is believed that BAA, who run Heathrow and Gatwick airports maybe considering moving these book concession outlets to WH Smiths. While many airport terminal bookstore space is quiet limited, Hughes & Hughes was considered to be a more


HarperStudio & Borders Go Non-returnable on Books

We have previously reported on the current struggles of Borders bookstore chain and read with interest a business snippet in this week’s Wall street Journal. It seems HarperStudio titles will now be stocked by Borders on a ‘non-returnable’ basis. as with everything in business – this can be construed in two different ways. HarperStudio would

Borders; To Buy or Not to Buy

I’ve been talking in a number of articles recently about the downturn in publishing, and it seems not a day goes by that we don’t hear about another major publisher making cutbacks and laying off staff. Here are the latest publishing news layoffs as reported by Earlier this week, Morris Rosenthal on his

Borders – Continued Downturn – (Inc. Fri 14.11.08 update)

I have continued to read media reports about Borders downturn and came across this article in the Bookseller today. It seems to simply reflect what all companies want internationally when recession bites. A reduced catalogue to conserve primary shelf space and longer terms of invoice payment. We must remember that there is nothing that

Big Guys n Poor Guys in Publishing

I posted this evening on Absolutewrite, a forum I regularly post on, regarding Lynn Osterkamp’s article on the media and publishing. Here is the link to that posting. The following is the posting I made. Having read Lynn’s posting and her blogsite for the past year, I’m not sure she is actually arguing the