Blackwell Launches Online eBook Store

Blackwell has announced the launch of its new online eBook store. The store will open with over 45,000 titles available for customers to download directly to their eBook reader or to view on their computer.

The new store has meant the creation of a partnership between Blackwell and Gardners in the UK. This involves the utilisation of the Gardner digital warehouse to ensure the file formats available cover all major eBook readers currently available including Adobe pdf & epub versions.

Jessica Armishaw Head of Online for Blackwell said “We’re excited to be able to offer our customers the ability to buy eBooks from blackwell.co.uk. Academic publishers have been quick to embrace this new technology and as such the number of academic titles available for customers is impressive and perfectly compliments our instore and online offer. While the number of trade titles is growing daily we expect our eBooks sales to grow significantly over the coming months.”

Bob Jackson, commercial director at Gardners said, “We’re pleased to be working with Blackwell.co.uk and their team. With 45,000 titles available today and UK publishers increasingly creating digital books alongside their physical books the range of books available will grow considerably and quickly”

Blackwell are also delighted to be launching a partnership with Endless Ideas of the Netherlands and their BeBook eBook reader. Blackwell will be launching the BeBook1 for sale in the UK at the beginning of August

Kamiel Keeris Managing Director for Bebook said, “BeBook is very proud to welcome Blackwell as one of the partners for the UK. Today Blackwell UK is the leading academic bookshop in the UK and has over 45 outlets across England, Scotland and Wales. Its staff continue to be renowned for their expertise, depth of knowledge and love of books. The presence of Bebook ereaders in the Blackwell stores offers exceptional visibility to the Bebook throughout the UK and marks a significant first step in the presence of the product on the consumer mass market.”

About Blackwell Ltd:

Blackwell is the leading academic bookseller in the UK with 44 outlets across England, Scotland and Wales. It has built an international reputation for bookselling excellence with links to academic institutions and libraries around the globe and has continued to expand its UK base on High Streets and in university campuses up and down the country. Blackwell is also a leading supplier of academic books to Libraries across the world.

In 1995, www.blackwell.co.uk became the first transactional online bookstore in the UK. In 1998, Blackwell opened its central London flagship store in Charing Cross Road, the book-lovers’ Mecca. Since this time, two flagship stores, Broad Street and Charing Cross Road, have both won Chain Bookseller of the Year at the Nibbies, the annual British Book Awards and also The Bookseller – Bookselling chain of the year and Retail chain of the year 2007.

Renowned specialist in medical books, law books, business books and science books, Blackwell has now been trading for over 130 years from its world-famous flagship store at Broad Street in Oxford. Its staff continues to be renowned for their expertise, depth of knowledge and love of books since the first Blackwell shop opened its doors.

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Displaysense Equip Retailers In Their Fight Back Against Shop Lifters

Displaysense has reported a large rise in demand for its security related products as retailers seek security equipment and alternative preventative methods that can be introduced to aid in the fight on crime.

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In better times, retailers would be happy to see products ‘flying off the shelves’. However, the recession has lead to an increase in the reported cases of shop lifting, which is costing the economy billions of pounds a year.

In order to stop shop lifters in their tracks, retailers are turning to companies such as Displaysense, for security equipment and alternative preventative methods that can be introduced to aid in the fight on crime.

The Hertfordshire company, which sells a variety of shop display equipment through to lockable security display cabinets has reported a 46% increase in the demand for security related products over the past year, emphasizing the changing demands on retailers.

After receiving numerous requests f r o m customer, Displaysense has recently introduced a new range of security equipment including safes, locks and security mirrors that should help act as a deterrent in the nations’ stores against would be thieves.

Steve Whittle the spokesperson at Displaysense commented on this worrying trend by saying, “The demand for security related items has really shot through the roof, with a large proportion of these products being purchased by retailers who had previously never had to worry about protecting their wares. We are looking to source further security products based on the types of customer enquiries we have had, but the worrying thing is that a lot of people are looking to go far beyond the solutions we currently supply”.

Steve went on further to say, “We have even seen an increase in demand for our range of sign holders and snap frames f r o m the likes of supermarkets, who have had an equally tough time f r o m shop lifters as of late with increasing petty theft, and are presumably having to warn customers about their policies on theft”.

Not only have retailers had to contend with the obvious drop in sales associated with a recession, but are now having to invest extra into security, reducing their profit margins even more – a worry for any store manager and company director during these critical times.

It is hoped that with these extra security measures in place, the threat of shop lifting could decrease dramatically and allow retailers to concentrate more on stock shifting rather than shop lifting.

About Displaysense

 

 

Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing standard range of over 5,000 displays for retail, exhibitions, office and home. The range is now hugely diverse including literature displays, display cabinets, mannequins, office displays, exhibition displays, catering supplies and even items for the home.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors, exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities and even home consumers.

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JD Sports Launches Competition To Find Miss Apple Bottoms

To celebrate the arrival of the hot new range of Apple Bottoms landing in JD Sports this September, JD has teamed up with the funky fresh brand to find their very own Miss Apple Bottoms.

Founded by the American Hip Hop master mind, Nelly, Apple Bottoms serves up the freshest gear to trendsetting women of all shapes and sizes, with their motto being: “A woman should not try to fit the clothes; the clothes should fit the woman”. With this in mind, Apple Bottoms and JD Sports are looking for one girl to be the perfect fit and become the face of this stylish new range for this autumn.

The selected finalists will get to attend a casting day and then the winner will take part in their own exclusive photo shoot in the latest Apple Bottoms collection.

The winner of this exclusive competition will then feature in her very own advertising campaign and receive a year’s supply of the notorious Apple Bottoms jeans and her swanky new pictures to keep.

But that’s not all; Apple Bottoms is also offering a pair of its womens jeans signed by the main man himself, Nelly. This is a money can’t buy prize and one certainly not to be missed. Internationally admired and worn by celebrities including Ashanti and Fergie as well as being featured on Americas next Top Model.

Full details on how to enter, along with terms and conditions are available through the JD Sports website jdsports.co.uk/applebottoms.

JD Sports Fashion Plc is the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear. The company operates over 350 stores through the UK.

John David Sports was founded in 1981 with one shop in Bury. It expanded into the Arndale Centre in Manchester in 1983 and consolidated its position throughout the 1980s with further openings, largely in the North and Midlands. The first London store was opened in Oxford Street in 1989 and by the time of JD Sports’ stock market flotation in 1996 there were 56 stores.

The business continued to grow organically until 2002 and then grew further with the acquisition of over 200 stores, further consolidating its position as the leading UK retailer of fashionable sports and casual wear.

As well as offering customers leading brands such as Nike, Adidas Originals, Lacoste, Converse and K-Swiss, JD Sports also stocks ‘own-label’ brands.

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