Daunt tells booksellers 'don't be boring' to survive Amazon era

Bookshops need to avoid being “boring” and apply a “bookseller's mind” to data if they want to survive in an era dominated by Amazon, Waterstones m.d. and Barnes & Noble c.e.o. James Daunt has said. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-24 17:39:21 UTC ]
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Mexican Kids Bookseller Tells of Struggle for Survival

The owner of the award-winning Catarina Marina bookstore discusses the day-to-day struggle of selling books to children in Mexico. The post Mexican Kids Bookseller Tells of Struggle for Survival appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Waterstones will emerge from crisis despite shopper caution, Daunt tells IPG

Shoppers will be cautious about returning to the high street but Waterstones will emerge from the coronavirus crisis and eventually have a wider range of shops, the firm's c.e.o. James Daunt has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-02 12:12:46 UTC ]
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Booksellers concerned over opening date delay as Amazon ramps up

Booksellers are becoming increasingly concerned that the UK government still hasn't given them a definitive opening date, as Amazon's business starts to return to normal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-22 08:12:28 UTC ]
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Amazon revealed as £250k donor to bookseller coronavirus fund

Amazon has been revealed as the mystery donor which pledged £250,000 to a fundraising drive to help booksellers impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-23 04:37:57 UTC ]
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Amazon signs memoir on surviving depression by Amanda Prowse and her son

Amazon Publishing imprint Little A has signed a memoir from author Amanda Prowse and her son, Josiah Hartley, about coping with depression within a family. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-24 18:02:02 UTC ]
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Here’s how to support worker relief funds for booksellers trying to survive coronavirus closures.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit independent bookstores hard, with booksellers and other book workers now in need of emergency support. Here are some opportunities we’ve spotted to help out, but please let us know of any others and will add to the post. (Email [email protected]) The Book Industry... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-23 20:01:09 UTC ]
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Daunt on the double in The Bookseller's most influential list

Waterstones and Barnes & Noble c.e.o. James Daunt has become the first trade figure to be named person of the year for the second time in The Bookseller's annual listing of the most powerful and influential people in the British book trade. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-13 05:14:10 UTC ]
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James Daunt at FutureBook Live: Barnes & Noble’s ‘Crucifyingly Boring’ Stores

Seeing Barnes & Noble stores' character 'crushed' by the corporate 'opulence' of American business, James Daunt says the chain must 'rip out the boring.' The post James Daunt at FutureBook Live: Barnes & Noble’s ‘Crucifyingly Boring’ Stores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-25 05:05:12 UTC ]
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How a thriving indie bookseller is taking on Amazon's bricks-and-mortar insurgence

Ann Patchett reveals the route to her bestseller and how she'll battle Amazon. (Shop dogs help.) Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-10-31 20:02:20 UTC ]
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Indie Booksellers Incensed as Amazon Breaks 'Testaments' Embargo

A highly anticipated new book. A broken embargo. A cluster of angry booksellers. Penguin Random House has reacted to the fact that Amazon seems to have shipped copies of Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' in spite of the fact that it's on-sale-date is nearly a week away. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Movies Aren’t Telling Love Stories Anymore. So The New York Times Brought Them to Amazon

The romance genre has all but disappeared from films, so now several cable and streaming outlets have claimed it for themselves. The latest to jump on board is Amazon Prime Video. The streaming service will soon air Modern Love, a new anthology series debuting Oct. 18 that features eight... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-07-28 00:59:10 UTC ]
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'Don’t let the fox in the coop'; Daunt warns against Amazon’s dominance

Waterstones boss James Daunt has warned the Scottish book industry against the growing dominance of Amazon, saying that if the retail giant ever implemented print book subscriptions it would make working in the books business “frankly intolerable”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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After Protest, Booksellers Are Victorious Against Amazon Subsidiary

Browsing through books at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair in 2013. Antiquarian booksellers this week protested a decision by the Amazon subsidiary AbeBooks to cut off stores in five countries. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Booksellers urge government to 'act quickly' on 'Amazon tax'

News that the government may bring in an ‘Amazon tax’ to help “rebalance the playing field” between physical and online retailers has been welcomed by booksellers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: Children's Authors Tell Booksellers: 'We Are All Dreamers Here'

Emcee Jacqueline Woodson set the tone right away for Friday morning’s children’s book and authors breakfast at BookExpo, explaining, “Through our narratives, we’re trying to change this crazy world.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2018: Authors Tell Booksellers, It's Best of Times, It's Worst of Times

BookExpo kicked off with the traditional adult book breakfast featuring three comedians, two novelists, and one history professor drawing laughs even while explaining how political and social upheavals inspire their writing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Download: The publisher’s survival guide for the post-Facebook era

In this special Digiday guide, Digiday editors and reporters walk you through what to expect in the post-Facebook era. The post Download: The publisher’s survival guide for the post-Facebook era appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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How Bored Panda Survived Facebook's Clickbait Purge

As other viral publishers succumb to Facebook's algorithm changes, Bored Panda thrives with a mix of photos, animal stories, and funny lists. Continue reading at Wired

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At Annual NEIBA Show, Booksellers Slam Amazon and Toast Each Other

At the just-wrapped annual gathering of the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA), there were big names and one big outburst, when the host of the New England Book Awards Banquet, Joe Donahue, kicked off the evening with a loud expletive about Amazon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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