Barnes & Noble Digital Sales Quadruple, Retail Sales Decline

Bookseller and newsstand provider Barnes and Noble had a strong first quarter with its digital content, sales in that channel quadrupled. Though digital sales have had some tenacious growth, sales at retail decreased by more than $25.7 million or 3 percent. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The ‘Underground’ Drives Sales at Microcosm

Founded in Cleveland 16 years ago in Joe Biel’s bedroom, Microcosm Publishing is a “self-empowerment” and alternative culture publisher and distributor in Portland, Ore., and Lansing, Kansas. Originally a distributor of zines and records, Microcosm has grown into a company with a knack for... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Book Census shows rates creep up

Digital royalty rates paid to authors by publishers are increasing, though there remains... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Finding Your Way Through the Digital Maze: E-Solutions 2011

Book publishers know that their business is changing, and quickly. Whether it’s online publishing through the Web, downloadable ebooks, or app development, digital content and the technology that supports it is the newest path to sales growth and customer satisfaction. In today’s book content... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wimpy Kid for £5 as retailers ramp up Xmas campaigns

Sainsbury's is advertising Jeff Kinney's latest book in The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Guardian puts PaidContent up for sale for $20m

The Guardian has put its PaidContent website up for sale with a price tag of $20m (£12.7m), three years after it bought the New York-based digital publishing and events business. Continue reading at Media Week

[ Media Week | 2011-11-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Readers 11 Percent of Total Magazine Audience

For those who still doubt that magazine content has a place in the digital world, new data proves magazines’ growing digital prowess. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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13 Ways to Jumpstart Digital Revenue

To conclude min day's Digital Summit at the Grand Hyatt in New York City this week, three digital publishing executives shared actionable tips on how to ramp up revenue, regardless of company scale. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Charity retailers deny damaging indies

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 15/11/2011 - 09:45 The Charity Retail Association has denied it is responsible for damaging high street booksellers but said independent retailers need "greater help" in the current climate. Last Friday (11th November) the BA called on the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New digital short works series for Penguin

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:22 Penguin is launching a digital series of exclusive short works called Penguin Shorts, releasing nine titles by authors including Helen Dunmore, Toby Young and Colm Toibin. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Devices Riding High

When the e-reader tablet wars heat up this holiday season, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other companies will be selling their wares to a consumer market that is growing increasingly comfortable with digital reading. According to BISG’s final report in volume two of its “Consumer Attitudes... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ziff Davis Realigns Management of eWEEK for Digital Transition

In the wake of its recent announcement to convert to an all-digital portfolio, Ziff Davis Enterprise realigns its eWEEK editorial staff. This translates to the division of eWEEK editor-in-chief duties between two staffers: Scott Ferguson and Chris Preimesberger. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales fall at WH Smith in early autumn

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 10/11/2011 - 09:44 Total group sales at W H Smith have dropped by 3% in the last 10 weeks, with like-for-like sales down by 6% in comparison to last year. This morning (10th November) the company reported in its interim financial results for the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Japan's Rakuten to Acquire E-book Retailer Kobo

Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten said on Tuesday that it plans to acquire Canadian ebook and e-reader company Kobo in a bid to expand in the area of media... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2011-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry struggling with digital skills lag

Written By: Tom Holman Publication Date: Tue, 08/11/2011 - 15:57 The books industry is not doing enough to attract and train staff to take advantage of the surge in ebook sales, this year’s Digital Book Census survey from The Bookseller has found. The survey of more than 2,200 people, nearly... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales 'worryingly weak' warns BRC

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 08/11/2011 - 10:19 UK retail sale values sank 0.6% in October compared to last year, with the British Retail Consortium warning sales were "worryingly weak" in the approach to Christmas. In October last year, sales values had risen by 0.8%. On a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales drop 2.5% at Lagardère

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 08/11/2011 - 10:15 Lagardère Publishing has reported a net sale decrease of 2.5% on a like-for-like basis in its third quarter, attributing the drop to weaker sales in English-speaking countries and the "impact of ebooks". read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books24x7: Professional Books Go Digital

Given ebooks’ recent growth in the trade, professional books are clearly ahead of the digital curve. Books24x7 was one of the earliest companies in the professional ebook space, licensing and repackaging ebooks for IT professionals on a subscription basis for nearly two decades. A subsidiary of... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Physical book sales slump £12m in October

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:57 Printed book sales in October slumped 8% year-on-year, due largely to poor sales within the paperback fiction and biographies/memoirs sectors, Nielsen BookScan data has revealed. In total, £144.7m was spent on physical books in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin's ebook sales double

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:55 Penguin's ebook sales have more than doubled in the first nine months of 2011, as parent Pearson reported an increase in total sales of 3% and operating profit of 13%. Total sales at Penguin for the nine months to 30th... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Geographic Magazine Exceeds 100,000 Paid Digital Subscribers

National Geographic Magazine topped 100,000 paid digital subscribers this past weekend and the magazine's special series on world population, which was collected into one app called "7 Billion", was the number one free app for iPad in iTunes. The 7 Billion app was promoted in Apple's new and... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-11-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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