At CONTEC Mexico: Booksellers on Countering the Online Retail Challenge

At the third CONTEC Mexico conference, booksellers from Germany and Spain discussed the art of attracting customers in an age of online shopping. The post At CONTEC Mexico: Booksellers on Countering the Online Retail Challenge appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent bookstores survived the rise of online retail. Coronavirus poses bigger challenges.

Indie bookstores thrive on being part of a community. Now, they’re taking desperate action to stay in business amid “social distancing.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-17 15:49:08 UTC ]
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Russian Booksellers Say Online Retail Competition Is Gaining Fast

The share of online sales of books could be as high as 35 percent in the Russian market within five years, according to one executive. The post Russian Booksellers Say Online Retail Competition Is Gaining Fast appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookselling Britain report reveals retailers’ challenges

Bricks-and-mortar booksellers have an extra weapon in their arsenal when it comes to persuading the UK government of the importance of addressing the “unfair” playing field on which they and rival online retailer Amazon operate, after a report released today by the Centre for Economics &... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Louisiana Booksellers Challenge Online Age-Verification Law

Garden District Book Shop, Octavia Books, and the ABA are among the plaintiffs in a First Amendment suit leveled at a Louisiana law requiring websites to verify the age of Internet users, or face a $10,000 fine. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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With Challenges Ahead, New England Booksellers Stress Resilience

In an annual meeting and town hall that touched on the many issues and challenges that booksellers face today, New England Independent Booksellers Association members took up a message of resilience and looked ahead to 2021 with good spirits in spite of it all. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers Look to Curbsides and Online Sales, Not In-Store Customers

As states establish reopening timelines and Covid-19 infection rates continue to rise in various parts of the country, bookstores are not reopening in any conventional sense—nor do many owners intend to. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Elliott Advisors Buys Wordery, U.K. Online Retailer

Elliott Advisors, owner of Waterstones and Barnes & Noble, has bought Wordery, the online bookselling division of U.K. wholesaler Bertrams. Aurelius, which owns Bertrams, said it was "reviewing its strategic options" for the wholesaler. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Unemployed NYC Booksellers Launch Online Bookstore

More than a dozen out-of-work booksellers in New York City have launched The Bookstore at the End of the World on Bookshop.org, to "make money doing what they do best." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Bookseller survey: staff experiences of working through the coronavirus challenge

At the coronavirus outbreak reshapes our industry, The Bookseller is inviting staff members from across the book trade to share their experiences of working during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Bookseller Reading Challenge for 2020 (shelftalker)

Some suggestions of what booksellers should read this year, and what they might avoid. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Australian online retailers drop Catch and Kill following legal threats

Two Australian online book retailers have suspended sales of Ronan Farrow’s investigation into #MeToo, following legal threats from one of the book’s subjects.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-18 08:21:31 UTC ]
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Teicher hails next generation of booksellers to weather challenges ahead at BA conference

Oren Teicher, head of the American Booksellers Association, has hailed the next generation of booksellers to take on Amazon and other challenges in the years ahead as he and his UK counterpart Tim Godfray prepare to retire. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-10 11:23:53 UTC ]
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Bookseller Options in the Post-B&T Retail World

If you’re a bookseller, you’re probably looking to figure out the best way to keep books coming in following Baker & Taylor's withdrawal from retail wholesale. Here are your options. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Online bookseller aims to boost diverse children’s literature

A new online bookshop has launched to promote books, graphic novels and gifts that feature characters from under-represented backgrounds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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DugoutZone calls it a game at retail location in Ellicott City; will continue online

After 21 years as the place where local sports fans could find a rare baseball card, an autographed football or even collectible photos, comic books and other memorabilia, the DugoutZone is closing its doors in Ellicott City. Rick Hubata, owner, said it’s time to shutter the brick-and-mortar... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russian Market Book Sales Channels: Proponents of Both Online Retail and Off

Something of a debate is underway in the Russian market, where some see online retail as a key to future sales growth, while major chains are also showing good numbers in physical stores. Editor’s note: Following our pre-Frankfurt interview with Eksmo CEO Evgney Kapyev, reports from Moscow are... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Poland’s Online Bookseller Merlin.pl Acquires Profit M, Expanding Its Footprint in the Market

Talking, among other things, of developing an loyalty program for consumers based in blockchain tokens, a spokesman for Poland's Merlin.pl talks about its latest move to gain dominance in the market. The post Poland’s Online Bookseller Merlin.pl Acquires Profit M, Expanding Its Footprint in the... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Retail Pressures: Ukraine’s Open-Air Bookselling Marketplaces Appear Headed for Closure

As Ukraine's bookselling prospects improve, the loss of the country's open-air market book stalls may mean more challenges for the book business. The post Retail Pressures: Ukraine’s Open-Air Bookselling Marketplaces Appear Headed for Closure appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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At CONTEC Mexico: ‘Every Nation Is a Different Book’ for Storytel

As Sweden's Storytel prepares to enter the Mexican market, a set of challenges awaits, from building the habit of audiobook listening to bringing aboard regional publishers. The post At CONTEC Mexico: ‘Every Nation Is a Different Book’ for Storytel appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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