Fires and power outages plague California indie booksellers.

As the wildfire situation in California worsens—with power outages, road closures, red flag warnings, and mandatory evacuations occurring throughout the state—several independent bookstores have been forced to reduce operating hours, cancel events, and in some cases even close their doors entirely. According to Publishers Weekly, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) reported that three booksellers […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Isle of Mull indie closes doors for last time

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 07:45 An independent bookshop on the remote Scottish Isle of Mull has closed its doors after 40 years. Coffee and Books in Dervaig, on the Isle of Mull, part of the Inner Hebrides, closed last Friday (13th May) after its owner David... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mitterrand calls for increase in booksellers' qualitative pay

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 08:18 French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand yesterday (16th May) called for publishers to increase booksellers' pay for their qualitiative work and for new measures to help shore up the sector, the French trade weekly... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers "crucial" to media promotion - BIC

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 15:30 Booksellers need to be treated as a crucial partner in the process of promoting books through the media or risk looking "irrelevant", the Book Industry Conference (BIC) has been told. Waterstone's bookseller Cathy Rentzenbrink... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Quercus publisher of the year at The Bookseller Industry Awards

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 09:00 Quercus has been crowned 2011's best publisher at The Bookseller Industry Awards, as Sainsbury's scooped the Bookseller of the Year award. Quercus was presented with the Bonnier Publisher of the Year Award at the black-tie... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Only 20% of US indies sign up to Google Editions

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 15:20 Only 20% of American Booksellers Association (ABA) members have signed up to the Google E-books programme, the head of the ABA has said. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Blackwell and Faber double winners at The Bookseller Industry Awards

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 22:30 Quercus has been crowned 2011's best publisher at The Bookseller Industry Awards, as Sainsbury's scooped the Bookseller of the Year award. Quercus was presented with the Bonnier Publisher of the Year Award at the black-tie... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Only 20% of US indies signed up to Google Editions

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 15:20 Only 20% of American Booksellers Association (ABA) members have signed up to the Google E-books programme, the head of the ABA has said. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Children indies' concern over cover prices

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 15:40 Publishers are remaining tight-lipped about recent price increases in books for children and teenagers. Price increases have seen some young adult titles being priced at £18, with some paperback fiction given an £8.99 price... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The New York State of Bookselling

Independent booksellers may have dreaded Borders's arrival in New York City in 1996, but it was Barnes & Noble that tried to keep its longtime rival out by leasing every available 40,000-sq.-ft. space on its home turf. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Breakaway booksellers back into the fold

The breakaway group of Angus & Robertson franchisees has returned to the negotiating table. Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

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Penguin and Foyles lead way in Bookseller Industry Awards

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 12/04/2011 - 08:30 Penguin is topping the table with an industry-leading six nominations in the 2011 Bookseller Industry Awards. Following closely behind in the nomination league tables are HarperCollins and Hodder & Stoughton, both listed... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Watching and Waiting in California

Because California is losing more Borders stores than any other state in the country, the region's booksellers are uniquely poised to find ways to turn the ramifications of the bankruptcy proceedings to their advantage. "In the long run, the indies will benefit because there will be fewer... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Bookseller Group to launch We Love This Book

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 09:06 The publisher behind The Bookseller is launching an ambitious new quarterly consumer book magazine and website this June, We Love This Book. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rebel booksellers surprised by legal action

The breakaway group of Angus & Robertson franchisees say they're surprised by legal action from the group's administrators. Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

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Content Aggregator Zite Comes Under Fire From Publishers

Zite, the app that gathers content according to a user’s interests and behaviors to form a personalized web magazine, has run into legal issues abound from major publishers such as Washington Post, Associated Press, Getty Images, Time and Dow Jones. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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French indie portal launches

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:20 The French internet portal for independent booksellers, 1011libraires.com, will finally be launched on 4th April after several months of delay due to technical difficulties. Initially, 300 outlets will be hooked up to the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Academic bookselling at "crisis point" - Myers

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 21/03/2011 - 15:45 Waterstone's has called for academic publishers to "significantly" increase their support for the chain, warning bricks and mortar academic bookselling could vanish from the high street within a few years. The retailer's m.d.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Five-figure deal to indie Inside Pocket

Publication Date: Fri, 18/03/2011 - 10:17 Independent children's publisher Inside Pocket has signed a five-figure four-book deal with Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winner Ursula Jones. Director of Inside Pocket, Sarah Harrop, acquired world rights, including audio and ebook, to the titles from Celia... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Gardners Hive responds to feedback with indie offer

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 16/03/2011 - 09:08 Indie retailers across the country have been issued with the final proposals for Hive.co.uk and are considering whether to sign up. As first revealed by The Bookseller last month, book wholesaler Gardners has created... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Revived indie sees £600k sales

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 14/03/2011 - 15:55 The revived independent retailer Watkins Books has achieved £600,000 in revenue in the first 12 months of business. American businessman Etan Ilfeld bought the 110-year-old bookseller on London's Cecil Court after it fell into... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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