Leading U.K. E-Tailer Prepares To Launch And Learn About Ebooks
- WH Smith Launches e-Book Partnership with Microsoft. Doran, Amanda-Jane // Publishers Weekly;4/9/2001, Vol. 248 Issue 15, p12
Reports that WH Smith and Microsoft Corp. have formed an alliance to distribute electronic books in Great Britain. Features of the WH Smith eBookstore; How the electronic books will be sold.
- WHSmith Online Launches Palm Reader eBookstore. // Information Today;Sep2002, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p39
Discusses the launch by WHSmith Online, a division of WHSmith, of an eBookstore that offers e-books in the Palm Reader format. Number of titles available; Publishers featured, including HarperCollins and Random House; Use of OverDrive, Inc. to power the site; Description of Palm Reader.
- WH Smith, OverDrive To Launch E-book Site. Nawotka, Ed // Publishers Weekly;9/10/2001, Vol. 248 Issue 37, p10
Reports that British online bookstore WHSmith Co. will be offering electronic books in its Web site beginning October 2001. Information on the electronic publishing technology services provider selected by WHSmith to manage its electronic books; Number of participating publishers in the...
- ...but UK sellers go for book downloads. // Printing World;Sep2008, p58
The article announces that the top three leading book retailers in Great Britain are moving to sell digital editions and reading devices from their websites. Borders UK Ltd. will sell electronic titles online. Waterstone Ltd. will sell the Sony Reader e-book device in-store. WHSmith PLC is now...
- Retailer targets drivers. // People Management;12/18/1997, Vol. 3 Issue 25, p17
Focuses on the opposition of the GPMU print union to plans of WH Smith to reduce the salary of newspaper delivery drivers in London, England. Reason for salary reduction.
- WH Smith targets Amazon territory. // Marketing Week;6/18/1998, Vol. 21 Issue 16, p32
Presents information on the purchase of Internet Bookshop, by WH Smith company. Financial aspects of the purchase; Information on Amazon.com; Plans of Amazon.com; Comments from Roger Green, managing director of EMAP Online.
- Exec exits reveal W H Smith still in flux. Ferguson, John // Billboard;10/19/96, Vol. 108 Issue 42, p56
Details the status of music retailer W H Smith Retail of the United Kingdom in 1996. The surprise resignation of Nigel Kenyon Jones, head of the music-buying department; His successor John Cormode; Other resignations; W H Smith's reporting of its first financial loss in 1995.
- W.H. Smith sales, earnings up. Wheeler, Sara // Publishers Weekly;1/31/1994, Vol. 241 Issue 5, p16
Reports on sales of W.H. Smith for six months ending November 27, 1993. Percentage profit increase before tax in London, England. Percentage decrease of sales in the United States.
- W.H. Smith looking up. Lichtman, Irv // Billboard;9/3/94, Vol. 106 Issue 36, p126
Reports on the financial performance of W.H. Smith as of September 1994. Pre-tax profit; Increase in sales.