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Can Amazon Transform TV?

Last Friday, when Amazon made 14 original TV pilots available for free viewing on its streaming video service, it launched an experiment that could do to TV production what the Internet juggernaut did to the book trade. The polite business term is disruption, but that’s not the word people whose... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2013-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More Than a Digital Book World

With ebook and total digital sales posting steady—if generally smaller—increases in 2012, sales of print books held up fairly well across the book trade and at most major houses. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Bad News Brings the Publishing Family Together

The response of people to the sad news concerning Iain Banks, who announced he has terminal cancer, makes us realize how the book trade is like a huge, extended family. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah: What Happens When Rulers Take Reading Seriously

Is there an argument to be made in favor of state intervention in the book trade? If the growth of the book trade in Sharjah is any evidence, the answer is yes. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-11-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Self-Publishing Rules the EBM at Indies

When On Demand Books introduced its Espresso Book Machine to the U.S. book trade in 2008 by installing a beta model at Northshire Books in Manchester Center, Vt., the company promoted it as a tool for printing backlist titles and books in the public domain, as well as for authors who wanted to... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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LBF swells overseas ranks

The book trade is seeing increased activity from overseas publishers ahead of the London Book... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Guinness tops charts in another weak week

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 09/11/2011 - 09:53 The latest edition of fact compendium Guinness World Records was the bestselling book in another slow week for the book trade. Sales of Guinness World Records 2012 rose 26% week-on-week, to 27,360 copies sold, but overall book... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's "bearing fruit", says Daunt

Written By: Neill Denny Publication Date: Fri, 04/11/2011 - 10:22 A confident James Daunt toasted the future at a major party held last night in central London, an occasion that also saw new Waterstone's chairman of the board Miranda Curtis introduced to the book trade. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cook defends Brent library; no word from Hunt

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 17/10/2011 - 14:25 Literary agent Geraldine Cook is calling on members of the book trade with links to Brent to join demonstrators in their vigils outside the north London borough's closed libraries. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cooke defends Brent library; no word from Hunt

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 17/10/2011 - 14:25 Literary agent Geraldine Cooke is calling on members of the book trade with links to Brent to join demonstrators in their vigils outside the north London borough's closed libraries. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Pattern of Success at C&T Publishing

The launch of C&T Publishing’s Stash Books imprint in early spring 2010 was a key factor in driving up sales last year at the Concord, Calif., craft and quilting book publisher, and the new imprint, aimed at a younger audience than C&T’s usual customers, continues to do well in 2011.... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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FBF: UK worst country for protecting chains

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 13/10/2011 - 09:02 The UK is the worst country for protecting its high street chains, which are essential for the long-term health of the book trade, the chief executive of Hachette Livre has claimed. Arnaud Nourry was speaking yesterday (12th... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent bookstores look to life after Borders

Jay Hancock: Is the death of Borders a bell that tolls for the book trade? Or a business opportunity? Continue reading at 'Baltimore Sun'

[ Baltimore Sun | 2011-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Richard and Judy spring titles sell £4.6m

Written By: Philip Stone and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 12/05/2011 - 09:45 Analysis has revealed that £4.6m of books were sold under the W H Smith Spring Richard and Judy Book Club promotion, as the retailer released the celebrity couple's new summer titles. The eight Spring Book... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Weak start to 2011 for UK and US book trade

Written By: Benedicte Page and Philip Stone Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 09:40 Book sales have slumped on both sides of the Atlantic as the British and American markets experienced year-on-year declines in the first quarter of 2011. Book sales in the UK were down 3.1% to £324m, with... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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America bouncing back for LBF 2011

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 28/03/2011 - 09:37 The book trade is anticipating a buzzing London Book Fair after the washout of the 2010 event, with a stronger US presence than there has been in recent years. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Luke Johnson to write business advice for Portfolio

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 17/03/2011 - 15:57 Luke Johnson, best known in the book trade for his spell owning Borders, and fellow Financial Times journalist Mrs Moneypenny are writing business titles for Penguin's business imprint Portfolio. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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