Barnes & Noble considers sale

Beleaguered US bookselling chain Barnes & Noble has said it has received "expressions of interest from multiple parties in making an offer to acquire the company". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Digital sales now worth 6%, as ebooks grow 300% in 2010

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 03/05/2011 - 09:22 The digital publishing market is now worth 6% of UK publishers' sales, the Publishers Association has revealed, with consumer digital sales up more than 300% in 2010 to £16m—the third year of treble digit growth. The PA... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin's ebook sales double in Q1

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 15:24 Penguin's ebook sales have doubled in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010, its parent company Pearson revealed in a statement today (28th April). In its interim management statement covering the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book sales bounce over spring break

Written By: Philip Jones and Jenny Roper Publication Date: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 16:00 Book sales dropped 9% last week as the Easter weekend cut into retail time, but the market was still up on the same week last year with sales up 2.1%, a second consecutive week of year-on-year growth after a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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RHG reshuffles international sales department

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 13:45 The Random House Group has made a series of appointments as part of a reshuffle of its international sales department, including the creation of a group sales and marketing director role for East Asia. Sales and marketing... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Building a Business on Content Sales

The appeal of paid content is growing. Last month, The New York Times embarked on one of the largest tests yet around paid content, introducing a subscription plan for the heaviest users of its site. The plan offers three digital subscription options across a variety of devices. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Like the Blog? Buy the E-Book! Chris Dixon For Sale, Via Kindle [MediaMemo]

Here's a clever idea from Chris Dixon: The investor and entrepreneur has turned his well-read blog into an ebook. Dixon, who runs Hunch and helps steer Founder Collective's bets when he's not blogging, has taken a couple years' worth of posts and compiled them into "Startups;” Dixon's proceeds... Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tesco UK sales rise 5.5%

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 19/04/2011 - 09:40 Tesco UK sales rose by 5.5% in a year where the company said book sales "grew well." The supermarket released its preliminary results for the 52 weeks to 26th February 2011 this morning (19th April), showing that UK sales grew... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PBS cuts "will hit sales"

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:20 Poetry publishers have united en masse to demand the Arts Council overturn its decision to stop funding the Poetry Book Society, saying the demise of the organisation would lead to a "considerable loss of sales". A total of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches "spring spectacular" Kindle sale

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:22 Amazon.co.uk has launched a two-week Kindle ebook promotion, with Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White priced £1.47. According to information sent to publishers whose books will feature, the campaign will be a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bertrams blames sales drop on library decline

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 13/04/2011 - 09:26 Sales at wholesaler Bertrams dropped 3% in the last six months, with library sales down 25%. But strong international sales and a "resilient" retail performance in the face of a slowing consumer book market helped arrest the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales soar in Mother's Day week

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 05/04/2011 - 15:57 Substantial pre-orders and a plethora of half-price offers have lead Jean M Auel's sixth and final Earth's Children installment, The Land of Painted Caves (Hodder), to be the bestselling book in the UK last week, scoring 39,513... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Print book sales continue to fall

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 15:50 Book sales slipped for the fourth week in a row last week, and were down more than £3.3m last year, according to Nielsen BookScan data. A total of £24.2m was spent on printed books at UK retail outlets in the seven days to 26th... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Desmond's magazine sale called Project Odyssey

Richard Desmond's shock plans to explore the sale his magazine portfolio, including OK! Magazine, is called Project Odyssey and was put together last year at the request of the multimillionaire's publishing company. Continue reading at Media Week

[ Media Week | 2011-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales and profit up at Jonathan Goodman

Publication Date: Fri, 25/03/2011 - 08:44 Profit before tax at Jonathan Goodman Publishing, the parent company of Carlton Books Ltd and Andre Deutsch Ltd, has increased by 72% to £1.6m. The figures, for the year to end December 2010, also show that turnover is up 6% to £15.8m. In a statement,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Free ‘key driver’ in ebook sales

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 24/03/2011 - 09:36 Sampling free content is inspiring customers to buy ebooks, with a fifth of UK readers citing it as the primary reason for purchase, according to new research. Surveys by Book Marketing Limited (BML) and Bowker Publishing... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC boosts bookshop sales by "almost £500,000"

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 23/03/2011 - 15:49 The BBC's "Faulks on Fiction" and "My Life in Books" series have boosted book sales by almost £500,000, Nielsen BookScan data indicates. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade publishers say ebook sales will not reach 10% until 2012

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 23/03/2011 - 11:58 A third of UK trade publishers think that over 10% of their total book revenue will come from ebooks by 2012, according to new research released by Publishing Technology at BML’s annual Books & Consumers Conference. The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Printed book sales slump to new 2011 low

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 22/03/2011 - 15:36 Spending on printed books in the UK slumped for a third consecutive week to a new 2011 low, with this week's number one the lowest-selling top title for more than seven years. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette Livre US ebook sales nearly 25% of total

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Mon, 21/03/2011 - 11:26 E-book sales by Hachette Livre in the United States are in line with the national average, according to the group's chairman and c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry. He told the Buzz Média service of the French daily Le Figaro that ebooks... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WBN titles receive major sales boost

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:16 Sales of the 25 titles given away as freebies on World Book Night continue to confound the critics, as the public snap up the selections at three times the rate in March this year as they did last year, on average. In total,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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