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Sales down, profits up at WHSmith

17 October 2014

UK book chain WHSmith has recorded a 9% year-to-year rise in pre-tax profits in its annual results for the year ending 31 August, reports the Bookseller. The chain’s travel stores had a ‘record...

WHSmith UK stocks Amazon Publishing titles 

21 August 2014

UK book chain WHSmith is stocking paperback books published by Amazon Publishing’s crime fiction imprint Thomas & Mercer, reports the Bookseller. Thomas & Mercer books by the authors Mel Sherratt,...

WHSmith Melbourne Central closes

19 June 2014

The WHSmith store at Melbourne Central Shopping Centre has closed. The store announced the news on its Facebook page in May. Its final day was 18 June. The store had been...

WH Smith relaunches website without ebooks 

21 October 2013

In the UK, WH Smith has relaunched its website after taking the site offline for nearly four days, reports the Bookseller. However, the retailer is not currently selling ebooks and...

Kobo removes all self-published titles from UK store 

16 October 2013

Kobo has removed all self-published titles from its UK store following WH Smith’s decision to take its website offline while it removes explicit ebooks provided by the retailer, reports the Bookseller....

WH Smith to open two UK Zoodle children’s bookshops 

22 January 2013

In the UK, WH Smith will open two stores under its dedicated children’s brand Zoodle in Manchester Airport next month, reports the Bookseller. As previously reported by Bookseller+Publisher, the UK...

In Brief 

18 April 2011

The Nile offers free shipping in Oz, NZOnline bookseller The Nile announced this week that it is offering free shipping in Australia on all orders under $50 for a limited time. The...