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French book sales down 1.5% in 2010

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 08:53 Sales of books in France fell by 1.5% in 2010 or 0.5% without taking account of book price inflation, according to French weekly Livres Hebdo’s indicators. After three years of increase, the decline came as retailing in... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Supermarkets sweep up market share

Written By: Philip Stone and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 09:24 The supermarket sector was the only winner in the 2010 retail trade, with sales jumping 7% year-on-year. Estimates based on data from Nielsen BookScan show that book sales in the UK were down by 4% in 2010 in... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Heart of the Matter

As memories fade of the strong 2010 holiday season that finished up a flat year, the bookstore scene across the Midwest continues to shift, with stores opening and closing. According to the Midwest Booksellers Association, whose membership is located in nine states, 39 MBA stores closed between... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Consumer Magazine Circulation Falls 1.2 Percent In Second Half 2010

Consumer magazines slowed their general circulation skid, with total paid and verified circ dropping 1.2 percent for the second half of 2010 (compared to a 2.3 percent drop in the first half of the year), according to preliminary figures reported in the Audit Bureau of Circulations' most recent... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reprieve for Edinburgh's school librarians

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 15:59 Edinburgh City Council has announced it will not be taking forward plans to cut school library services after over 30 children's authors criticised the proposals. Leading names including Gruffalo creator Julia Donaldson,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Celebrating Chinese New Year with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

It seems like most of the subway car empties at the Grand Street stop in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown. Just as the last person makes it off, the conductor announces, “Stand clear of the closing doors, and Gong Hey Fat Choy! Happy New Year!” It’s the first day of Chinese New Year and... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Recipe Report: Faludhaj

The faludhaj from The Sweets of Araby is indeed very, very sweet, like concentrated honey, which is essentially what it is. The sesame oil and toasted ground almonds contribute a nice roasted flavor, which adds dimension; still, I couldn’t imagine eating more than a couple small spoonfuls of this. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Asda unveils UK's cheapest ebook reader

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 16:12 ASDA has launched the UK’s cheapest e-reader at £52. The View Quest Mediabox 5in Media Tablet went on sale today through its Asda Direct website. The Asda site does not sell ebooks with the supermarket chain instead... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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McSweeney's Launches Cookbook Imprint

The David Chang journal and app that was announced last week is just the first of a new imprint literary publisher McSweeney’s Books is launching later this spring. Inspired by the very encouraging response to the food section in a one-off newspaper prototype McSweeney’s published in December... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Octopus buys feisty cake cookbook

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 12:37 Octopus has signed up a bakery book from new Soho cupcake shop, Cox Cookies & Cake. Group publisher Denise Bates acquired world rights to Sexy Desire through Anne Kibel at AK Artist Management. Bates said: "Baking is... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Selfridges the scene for new M&B romance

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 12:29 Mills & Boon is publishing a book in association with department store Selfridges. The as-yet-untitled book will be published in December 2011, with author Heidi Rice to write the book from her desk in Mills &... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Hearst walks away from BBC Magazines deal

Hearst Corporation, parent to the National Magazine Company, has confirmed for the first time it is no longer in talks to buy BBC Magazines following its Lagardère move. Continue reading at 'Media Week'

[ Media Week | 2011-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone coy on bid for book chain

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 09:20 Tim Waterstone is reportedly pondering a bid to buy the bookstore he founded in 1982 with HMV billionaire investor Alexander Mamut. In the recent past, Waterstone has distanced himself from a bid saying while he would be... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Will Apple Close the e-Book on Kindle?

Analysis: Apple is modifying its licensing policy, raising doubts that ebooks bought elsewhere will be readable on Apple devices. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At Dealmakers Summit, Execs Imagine the Media Company of the Future

Expect much higher capital expense costs and much greater need for in-house digital development skill. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Android market shows the future is in device-agnostic app stores

By Tim Conneally, Betanews Google on Thursday finally launched a renewed web-based Android Market that integrates with a user's Google account and lets him shop for applications and send them to the various Android-powered devices linked to the account. This new shop marks the industry-wide... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2011-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Agency could be on hold for new publishers

Written By: Charlotte Williams and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 04/02/2011 - 12:19 The transition to the agency model could be halted as publishers outside of the new terms could wait as much as a year for an Office of Fair Trading investigation into ebook pricing to be completed. The... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins buys Paul Merson memoir

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 04/02/2011 - 08:57 HarperSport has bought a book by former Arsenal footballer Paul Merson. The publisher bought world rights directly from the author to How Not to be a Professional Footballer. The title will be published on 31st March. Merson... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Art inspires new Thames & Hudson travel guides

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Fri, 04/02/2011 - 08:51 Thames & Hudson is to steer art aficionados through the museums and galleries of great cities in a new series of illustrated travel guides. The Art Guide series will begin this spring with two titles focusing on New York and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Newsweek Redesign on the Way?

Days after Newsweek and the Daily Beast officially merged, reports come that a redesigned Newsweek is about to make the rounds among ad buyers. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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