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France overhauls its book industry subsidies

The French culture ministry’s National Book Centre (Centre National du Livre, CNL) will overhaul its system of financial support for the book industry in order to simplify and update it. The reform, which was approved by the CNL’s board last week, reduces the number of interest-free loans and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade supports Harris on TV books

There has been an outpouring of support in the trade for Robert Harris's public call for a dedicated BBC TV books programme. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book trade figures pack Debrett's top 500

Literary agent Jonny Geller, authors Malorie Blackman, Hilary Mantel and Kate Mosse, and trade figures Nicola Solomon, Richard Mollet, Gail Rebuck, Charlie Redmayne and Tom Weldon are among the figures on the 2015 Debrett’s 500. The annual list brings together the 500 most influential and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookseller Industry Awards to celebrate 'book of the year'

The Bookseller Industry Awards will this year celebrate the ‘book’ of the year alongside the publishers, editors, and retailers who bring the titles to market. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Statistically Speaking, Japan’s Book Trade is in Trouble

Over the last 15 years, the number of publishers, bookstores and revenue from book sales in Japan has been in significant decline. The post Statistically Speaking, Japan’s Book Trade is in Trouble appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Got Diversity? Six Hacks that Address Book Industry Diversity, 21st-Century Style

The lack of diversity in the book publishing industry is not new or surprising to veterans of the business. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Awards for a Global Book Industry

Nominations for the second annual London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards, which are offered in 13 categories, are now open. The post International Awards for a Global Book Industry appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book industry winners in Creative Scotland funding round

Glasgow Women’s Library and the Wigtown Book Festival are among the organisations receiving funding for the first time from Creative Scotland. The two groups join a number of other literature and publishing organisations awarded regular funding for the period covering April 2015 to March... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #creative industries #total list #creative scotland


Future bright for childrens books as industry names plot next chapter

A mood of optimism marked the Bookseller Childrens Conference, with sales up 10% and editors pronouncing themselves keen to experiment and push the digital envelopeThe Purcell Room on Londons South Bank was awash with positivity on Thursday, as the Bookseller Childrens Conference celebrated a... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Russell Grandinetti: Kindle champ takes on the books trade | Observer profile

Why are some of the world's most widely read authors now at daggers drawn with Amazon? The answer lies in Jeff Bezos's chief lieutenant, now the most powerful man in publishingEarlier this year, Amazon threw a party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to celebrate the launch of Alpha... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Catholic Book Trade: Brand Loyalty for Niche Publishing

One area of publishing where brand loyalty reigns is in religious books, and Roman Catholic books in particular, largely resulting from market fragmentation. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Amazon terms amount to 'assisted suicide' for book industry, experts claim

Report says publishers under heavy pressure to make damaging concessions including giving online retailer rights to print on demandBritish authors have condemned as "deeply worrying" reports that Amazon is now pressing for improved terms from publishers in the UK, as its showdown with Hachette... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Book Trade Marvels at the New Foyles

Waterstones MD James Daunt summed it up when he said in reaction to visiting the new Foyles: 'This is a serious, serious investment in physical bookselling.' Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jaron Lanier to Receive 2014 Peace Prize from German Book Trade

Jaron Lanier will receive the 2014 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his writing and advocacy about 'the dangers involved when human beings are reduced to digital categories.' Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Women's fiction is a sign of a sexist book industry

Joanne Harris says the book industry is sexist. Why else are there categories for 'women writers' and no equivalents for writers who happen to be men?This is the year of reading women, people, remember? We're all reading female writers and helping address the literary gender imbalance which is... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Industry Weighs in on Key Free Speech Case

A coalition of publishers, booksellers and libraries argue that pre-enforcement challenges are "a critical tool for protecting free speech." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Changing Korean Book Retail Industry: Digital Publishing in Korea 2014

When online bookstores came on the scene back in 1999, there were around 5,000 brick-and-mortar bookstores in Korea. Today, there are barely 1,500 nationwide. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Book World 2014: An Industry Transformed

The fifth installment of Digital Book World, the annual New York City conference on digital publishing, was held last week. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Christmas in the balance for Germany's book trade

German booksellers are facing a nail-biting finish to the holiday season. With end November sales... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon’s Australian Kindle store: an unhappy ending for the book industry?

Amazon has been prising open the wallets of Australian consumers for years – but what will its local push on Kindle mean for readers, writers and publishers?Ben Eltham Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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