Browsing by topic: Waterstone’s

Should UK Children’s Books Be Non Gender-Specific?

Cover Let Books Be Books

The Guardian reports that a UK campaign to stop children’s books being labeled for boys or for girls is gaining support in the publishing community.

Posted in News Blog | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Should Self-publishing Platforms Censor Objectionable Books?


Several self-publishing ebook platforms have censored rape, incest and other objectionable titles while others appear to continue profiting from them.

Posted in Discussion | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

Will UK Bookstores’ Plot to Poach Customers From Amazon Work?

Buyers of the book at Waterstones stores will get an exclusive online chapter.

UK bookstores are experimenting with exclusive chapters and other offers to lure customers into stores and away from online shopping at Amazon, but some doubt its efficacy.

Posted in What's the Buzz | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Waterstones’ Daunt Pimps for Amazon Kindle: Good Idea?

James Daunt, Waterstones MD

As the Kindle goes on sale at Waterstones stores, MD James Daunt has been defending the highly criticized decision, insisting it is to his company’s advantage.

Posted in News Blog | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

Why the Waterstones/Amazon Deal is “Like Vichy France”

James Daunt, Waterstones MD

The verdict is out on whether James Daunt’s decision to partner with Amazon to sell e-books in the UK is an act of self-destruction or a brilliant compromise.

Posted in English Language | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

Is James Daunt Inspiring Enough Confidence in Waterstones?


His integrity is intact, but when perception can quickly become reality Daunt now needs to fully embrace the role of cheerleader-in-chief.

Posted in Discussion | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

Why James Daunt Feels Waterstones is “Desperately Vulnerable”

James Daunt, Waterstones MD

In a revealing interview, Waterstones MD James Daunt discusses why Amazon worries him so much, his admiration for Barnes & Noble and the Nook, and much more.

Posted in English Language, Resources | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

Caviar, Vodka, Books: Waterstones to Open Russian Mini-store

Slova logo

Waterstones is to launch a Russian bookshop within its flagship store in London’s Piccadilly, offering 5,000 Russian language titles and translations.

Posted in Europe | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Women Dominate Waterstones 11 List of Potential Prize-winning Debuts


The ‘Waterstones 11′ list of potential prize-winning debut novels includes an Alaskan bookseller, a former RSC actress, and a fundamentalist Welsh woman.

Posted in Global Trade Talk | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed

Waterstones and Apostrophes: Battered on All Fonts


So, Waterstones dropped the apostrophe from its name. Well, you’ve got to feel sorry for them–and for those little bits of type: they’re battered on all fonts.

Posted in What's the Buzz | Also tagged , , | Comments closed
  • Get Publishing Perspectives in your inbox each day and stay up-to-date on international publishing.