Book sales through non-traditional retailers are booming, publishers and retailers have reported, but competition to secure coveted shelf spacei s becoming ever fiercer. Read more
Booksellers should not get distracted by consumer data, but focus on getting to know their customers in person, Waterstones m.d. James Daunt told a meeting of international book magazines. Read more
The support for National Libraries Day, which took place on Saturday and saw communities across the UK participate in more than 850 events, was "truly inspirational"... Read more
Frugal Innovation by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu (Profile/Economist Books) has been named the Chartered Management Institute’s Management Book of the Year 2016.... Read more
Margaret Forster has died, aged 77, following a battle with cancer in her back.
Black & White Publishing has acquired a new novel by Irish writer and actress Caroline Grace-Cassidy.
HarperCollins imprint 4th Estate has launched a new short story series, 4th Shorts, which is intended to “introduce curious readers to 4th Estate’s rich back... Read more
Transworld has bought a debut thriller series by A. A. Dhand, promising "to do for Bradford what ‘The Wire’ has done for Baltimore".
Authors such as Sue Hendra, Jonny Duddle, Pamela Butchart and David Baddiel have made it onto the shortlist for the first Laugh Out Loud Book... Read more
Editor at The Bookseller
Philip Jones explores the reshaped landscape for book sales, from “non-traditional" retail outlets to revitalised "traditional" booksellers.
Associate Editor at FutureBook
Born in India and bred in Silicon Valley, the matchmaking service for authors and publishers has already earned 130 authors $464,000 in pre-orders, produced six Amazon #1 bestsellers... Read more
Issue No 5701
Friday, February 5 2016
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