- WHS posts $303M loss in U.K. Richardson, Jean // Publishers Weekly;9/9/1996, Vol. 243 Issue 37, p19
Announces that the United Kingdom bookseller W.H. Smith has reported a loss for the first time in its 204-year history. Fact of the restructuring of the business by new chief executive Bill Cockburn; The core retail businesses which have shown a profit; The WHS shops which remain a problem; Use...
- 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.
- Changes Coming at WH Smith. Doran, Amanda-Jane // Publishers Weekly;7/7/2003, Vol. 250 Issue 27, p12
Reports on a plan of Martin Taylor to resign as chairman of WH Smith as of July 2003. Effort of the board of WH Smith to search for the replacement of chief executive officer Richard Handover; Increase in publishing sales at Hodder Headline; Information on candidates for the executive position...
- Independents Trade On Their Differences: We're Not A New York Times Bestseller Store' Holt, Karen Jnekins // Book Publishing Report;12/9/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 48, p2
Focuses on the sales performance of independent booksellers during the holiday season in the U.S. Factors contributing to the unfavorable sales performance of retailers; Trend in book sales; Popularity of brand name author novels.
- ...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...
- Diagnosis. Johnston, Ian; Warren, Richard // Marketing (00253650);7/29/2009, p19
The article presents the views of Iain Johnston, chief executive at Loewy, and Richard Warren, joint chief executive of DLKW, on the Borders' recovery. Johnston said that he does not have a clue on the purpose of Borders' existence. He considers its narrow format as terrible to the retailers....
- Good Results at WHS; Hodder Wants a U.S. House. Richardson, Jean // Publishers Weekly;12/6/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 49, p14
Presents an update from the publishing industry in Great Britain as of December 6, 1999. Information on the profits and sales of W.H. Smith for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1999; Future plans of W.H. Smith; Plans of Hodder Headline to acquire a publishing house in the United States.
- WH Smith in choppy waters as sales fall. Ashton, Robert // Music Week;9/6/2003, Issue 35, p5
Reports that market analysts have voiced their concern at WH Smith's chances of improving its sales performance, after the music retail chain issued a profit warning, attributing its difficulties to plummeting compact disc and DVD videodisc sales in Great Britain. Anticipation of a sluggish...
- Stock options. Craig, Malcolm // Director;Jan2008, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p65
The author focuses on the financial performance of WH Smith. He notes that the firm delivered pretax profits of Â£76 million for the year to end August 2007 and posted a drop by more than one-third in its entertainment arm. He cites the impact of the intensifying competition from the...