#book trade

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BEA 2015: Kids' Comics On the Rise

Sales of comics for kids and YA readers continue to grow in the book trade along with the number and variety of kids comics on display from such publishers as Andrew McMeel, Papercutz, Toon Books, Scholastic and others. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Mac and Waterstones are stars at BIA

A “standout” Pan Macmillan and a resurgent Waterstones were two of the big winners at the Bookseller Industry Awards 2015, taking home the Publisher and Retailer of the Year prizes, respectively.  Sam Husain, the recently retired c.e.o. of Foyles, was honoured with the BA Award for Outstanding... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book trade digests Tory win

The book trade is facing more library cuts and an uncertain future in Europe and at the department for Business, Industry and Skills, industry figures say, as they digest the results of the general election, emerging overnight. The Conservatives have racked up 330 seats for an overall majority,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book trade turns red for Ed

The book trade has abandoned the Liberal Democrats in favour of Labour and the Green Party in the five years since the last election, according to a poll of voting intentions conducted by The Bookseller. Support for libraries and making Amazon pay a fair share of tax are the issues the trade is... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How the book trade will be voting

The Bookseller is conducting a survey into the book trade's opinions on the May 7th general election. Share your views with our quick, five-question survey on your voting intentions and how this year's election affects the book trade. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Thomson to leave BookBrunch

Liz Thomson, founding editor of BookBrunch, is to step down from her role after the London Book Fair in order to devote more time to her musical interests. Thomson said: "I remain fascinated by the book trade but want to liberate myself from day-to-day news deadline. I've always been more... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's dominance 'damages' progress

Amazon's position in the market is damaging progress in the book trade, according to the president of the Booksellers Association, Tim Walker. Speaking on a panel about publishing and technology at the Nielsen BookInsights conference yesterday (25th March), Walker said that Amazon's dominance... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #negative impact #booksellers association #book trade #ebook market #tim walker


International markets' Christmas performance

In Russia, a biography of Putin was a Christmas bestseller; in Norway and Sweden, there were surprise festive hits on hair-braiding; in Australia, it was beach read season; while in Spain, it was Ken Follett who topped FNAC's Christmas bestseller list. The Bookseller's international... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-24 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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The Bookseller's Books of the Year

The main question we asked when compiling the second Books of the Year list, was: what are these sort of lists good for? Until last year, in its previous 155 years The Bookseller eschewed this kind of listing, partially because it was felt that, as the august Organ of the book trade, we were to... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Godfray heads up Bookseller 100

Booksellers Association chief executive Tim Godfray heads up our latest Bookseller 100, the sixth annual compilation of the people who have had the biggest impact across the book trade in the past year. Godfray has been named 2014's "101st", a position which honours a member of the industry who... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More industry figures speak out on Scotland referendum

More prominent individuals from Scotland's book trade – including BookSource m.d.... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Don't put your daughter on the page. She'll only earn a measly 11k a year

A survey of nearly 2,500 writers has shown that median income of a working author last year was just £11,000, down by 29% since 2005A new breed of publishing event, a secretive curtain-raiser, designed to tease the book trade and the critics, is to take place somewhere in London on Monday... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-07-13 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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Pan Macmillan sets Movember challenge

Pan Macmillan is to invite the book trade to join an industry-wide campaign building awareness... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #extended family #book trade #terminal cancer #iain banks #sad news


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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