Friday, January 27, 2006

Tesco online book sales

I imagine that everyone in the UK who is interested in the book trade knows that Tesco (a hugely powerful and successful supermarket chain) uses its clout to sell books at massively discounted prices. And they sell lots of them -- sometimes out-ordering and out-selling WH Smith by five to one. But what you may not know -- I certainly didn't until I went googling for something -- is that Tesco also have an extensive online bookstore.

I've been having a look at it, and my first impressions are that it's rather good. Limited, of course. Doesn't list every book ever published, and leans, as you would expect, towards the popular side of things. But you can find the paperback version of the GOB on it, if you want to.

What is more, you can use the site to buy lots of other things, such as DVDs, CDs, and the like. You can even download music.

Now -- I've spent a few minutes googling and can't find the answer to this -- did Tesco build all this from scratch? Or are they piggy-backing their online presence on the back of some other company which does the stocking and despatching? The latter, I expect. But who?

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tesco Books Tesco.com The Lubbock trust has asked Tesco & their CEO Sir Terry Leahy to withdraw from sale Michael Barrymore's new book Awight Now setting the record straight.

Anonymous said...

'Not Awight' Getting Away With Murder.
Uncovering how Stuart Lubbock was killed at Michael Barrymore's home.
By Terry Lubbock & Andrew Simmons.
ISBN 0-9546949-1-0 Release date 16 October. Price £9.95."Father of Stuart Lubbock Terry works with a profesional analyst, team up to trawl through dozens of witness statements, expert and forensic reports and piece together how Stuart Lubbock was killed. A monumental cover-up is reavealed, showing that this was no accidental drowning." Unquote. Will Tesco be stocking, Not Awight along side Michael Barrymore's Awight Now, they have the same release dates.

Anonymous said...

Not Awight - Getting Away with Murder has just come up for sale on the Tesco book site. Looks like Tesco will be having Michael Barrymore's book 'Awight Now' right alongside Terry Lubbock's book 'Not Awight' both have discounted prices.

Anonymous said...

Terry Lubbock, father of Stuart Lubbock who was found dead at Michael Barrymore's home with horrific injuries is calling for the pathologist Dr Michael Heath to be struck off, following a damming report into his disciplinary hearing at the Old Bailey. The Guardian follows the Dr Heath, story today.

Anonymous said...

Michael Barrymore book signing at Waterstones Bluewater 3 October 2006 12.30pm 'Awight Now' Setting The Record Straight, Terry Lubbock father of Stuart lubbock who died at Barrymore's home has also made himself 'Available' for the day. Terry lubbock's book 'Not Awight' - Getting Away With Murder is out on 16 October 2006.

Anonymous said...

Michael Barrymore & Stuart Lubbock case takes a new twist as Patholgist Michael Heath resigns from Home Office. Meanwile Michael Barrymore starts his book signing tour for Awight Now on the 2 October 2006 at Waterstones Oxford Street.

Anonymous said...

Just read Barrrymore's book Awight Now, same old info from Barrymore. Some good old photos. Bet the legal boys & Essex Police are pouring over it. Lot about Stuart Lubbock. Can see part II, on its way. Thankfully only paid £11.39 with free delivery on amazon. Would advise to wait until it gets further reduced, won't be long. Lets hope Mr Lubbock's, Not Awight, tells us something new.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the sales of Michael Barrymore's book Awight Now - Setting The Record Straight have dived. Bah Humbug. Scrooge the musical continues its tour in Sunderland.

Anonymous said...

Letter from Terry Lubbock published in The Sun Newspaper 22 December 2006.

Dear Sun

In January you published an article claiming I'd 'forgiven' Michael Barrymore for any involvement in my son Stuart's death. In fact, I've never accused him of the attack which four pathologists, the coroner and police all say happened. Your article did't reveal the continuing dispute between us - discussed at our meeting - as to where the assault happened. You reported that Stuart could have been assaulted after his body was removed from Mr Barrymore's home, although an investigation by Essex Police in 2003 proved Stuart's injuries happened at Mr Barrymore's house. Essex Police have now agreed to re-open the investigation. Analysis of the case casts doubt over wheather Stuart's body was ever in the swimming pool, suggests evidence of a cover-up of how Stuart died and shows Essex Police bungled the £8million investigation into his death. I've now asked the Independent police Complaints Commission to recomend an outside police force carry out the re-investigation. I still want Mr Barrymore to tell police the whole truth about the night Stuart died. Terry Lubbock, Harlow Essex.

Anonymous said...

Awight Now Setting The Record Straight By Michael Barrymore 'Flops' sales of only 5,000 copies.

Anonymous said...

Sunday 21 January News Of The World reveals Book reveals why cops re-opened death probe at Michael Barrymore's home, Ten Vital Clues reavealed. Not Awight Getting Away With Murder. "Barrymore says Lubbock had drowned,but two top pathologists DISAGREED."

Anonymous said...

The News Of The World today 28 January tells how Terry Lubbock's new book,Not Awight Getting Away With Murder,exposes 'Damning Blunders of Barrymore Cops,article by Phil Taylor.

Anonymous said...

Not Awight Getting Away With Murder by Terry Lubbock & Tony Bennett. Published by Harry E Cichy Paperback 404 pages + photos. Available from Amazon & all good book shops £9.95

Anonymous said...

Michael Barrymore in Ecstacy Shock says the Daily Mirror 21/07/2007 'Not Awight'

Anonymous said...

Terry Lubbock is calling for a Public enquiry into his son's death at entertainer Michael barrymore's home in 2001.

Anonymous said...

Michael Barrymore to hear on Monday 10th September if he is to face any charges in the Murder of Stuart Lubbock. Mr Barrymore was arrested on the 14th July 2007. Terry Lubbock father of Stuart Lubbock has campaigned to find the truth in his son Stuart's death in 2001.

Anonymous said...

A dark cloud still hangs over Michael Barrymore over the Lubbock case.

Anonymous said...

Terry Lubbock to meet with CPS at Chelsmsford HQ Thursday 27th September 2007. The Investigation into Stuart Lubbock's death at entertainer Michael Barrymore's home continues.

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