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The Bookseller unites trade and book awards

The Bookseller has acquired The British Book Awards, also known as the Nibbies, from the estate of Publishing News founder and editor Fred Newman. The deal means that in 2017 The Bookseller will run a unified book awards event for the first time since 2004, when the British Book Awards split... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book trade sees strong Christmas sales

The book market has seen strong Christmas trading, with the week leading up to the big day ranking the highest in value since 2007, figures from Nielsen BookScan have shown. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Hong Kong's book industry, 'everybody is scared'

Hong Kong used to be a place of relatively free speech in China, but that was before Xi Jinping’s crackdown. Now everybody from writers to booksellers, publishers and printers fear they will be next to ‘disappear’Just over a year after five publishers and booksellers disappeared from Hong Kong... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-12-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Rewarding Are Book Awards? Australia’s Industry Debates the Costs

Some book publishers in Australia question whether the expense of entering the increasing number of book awards is worth the potential end result. The post How Rewarding Are Book Awards? Australia’s Industry Debates the Costs appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Industry Notes: Book Fair Attendance Figures, Carolin Emcke’s Prize

As Frankfurt Book Fair’s press officers report a slight increase in trade-visitor attendance this year, the German trade gives Carolin Emcke its 2016 peace prize. A reminder here that many more articles of this kind bring to light various moments and programs at the just-ended Frankfurt Book... Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #german trade #slight increase #carolin emcke


International Industry Notes: PEN America on Banning Books in the USA

PEN America's new report asserts that 'diverse books' frequently are the first to be yanked when it comes to book challenges and 'soft censorship.' The post International Industry Notes: PEN America on Banning Books in the USA appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade Book Sales Down in Q1 of 2016

According to figures released by the AAP's StatShot program, sales of adult books fell 10.3% and sales of children's/YA titles fell 2.1%, compared to the same period last year. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German book trade calls for Turkey action

The German Publishers and Booksellers Association has joined with freedom of speech organisations to launch an online petition calling on the German government and EU Commission to make an “uncompromising commitment” to freedom of expression in Turkey. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Industry Notes: Beijing Book Fair, Japan’s Mobile Games, Scotland’s Indie Publishers

Zhejiang University Press has events at BIBF this week, as Japan's Toto Serkan looks at Japan's mobile gaming market, and Scotland's Society of Young Publishers weighs the industry's interest in new skills. The post International Industry Notes: Beijing Book Fair, Japan’s Mobile Games,... Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Icelandic book trade gets a kick from Euro 2016

Iceland’s giant-killing football success in France has produced a surge of interest in the country’s literary outputIceland’s heroic performance in the Euro 2016 football tournament has had a surprising side-effect – a boost for the tiny Nordic country’s publishing industry. The head of the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Zealand's independent book trade is going to be OK

It was a fine Saturday morning in March when, as the clock struck nine, Ekor opened its doors for the first time.  Continue reading at 'Stuff'

[ Stuff | 2016-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The German Book Trade’s Peace Prize 2016 Goes to Carolin Emcke

Lauded for work that exposes 'how violence, hatred and speechlessness can change people,' journalist and author Carolin Emcke's Friedenspreis honors her work "in an era in which political, religious and cultural conflicts often leave no room for dialogue.' The post The German Book Trade’s Peace... Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mark Bernardi Named Dark Horse V-P of Book Trade, Digital Sales

Bernardi succeeds longtime Dark Horse book trade executive Michael Martens, who is retiring after 22 years, and will takeover in time for the American Library Association meeting in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Magda Szubanski may leave Australia if changes to book industry go ahead

The Australian book industry awards night heard proposals would reduce authors’ control of copyright and flood market with cheap overseas editionsMagda Szubanski said she would consider leaving the country and called for writers to go on strike. Richard Flanagan called for the resignation of... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Industry Guild of New York Discusses Faith-Based Publishing

Three publishing experts from different areas of the industry reported on the growth and challenges found in the religion book market during a panel hosted by the BIGNY. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is It Time for India’s Book Market to Gain ‘Industry’ Status?

A report from Nielsen about India's book market shows rising literacy rates and education, complicated by 22 languages and over 1,600 dialects. The post Is It Time for India’s Book Market to Gain ‘Industry’ Status? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Holgate, Stibbe and McShane to judge British Book Industry Awards

Sunday Times literary editor Andrew Holgate, author Nina Stibbe, and Rik McShane retail director at Waterstones will help judge the The British Book Industy Awards' inaugural Book of the Year Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Coloring Books Drive Big Adult Trade Sales Gain

The adult coloring book boom helped push trade sales up 9.5% in November compared to the same period in 2014. Sales for trade paperbacks, the format of choice for coloring books, were up 31%. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cuba’s Book Embargo Tackled by Trade With White House Petitions

Key figures in the American publishing community are unified in their call for a lift of the US embargo of Cuba as it pertains to books. The post Cuba’s Book Embargo Tackled by Trade With White House Petitions appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James and Heneage among British Book Industry Awards judges

Authors Peter James and James Heneage, critic and author Amanda Craig and former Hachette deputy c.e.o. David Young will help judge this year’s British Book Industry Awards. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #david young