Tue, 02/06/2009 - 07:58
Indie publishers Canongate and Atlantic were the big winners at the British Book Industy Awards, held last night (1st June) during this year’s Booksellers Industry Conference. W H Smith picked up the chain of the year gong, while The Hungerford Bookshop was indie of the year.
Canongate picked up Publisher of the Year, with the...
Tue, 02/06/2009 - 07:56
Book buyers will become even more cost conscious, technologically savvy and increasingly browse and shop online in the coming year.
Those were three of the chief findings of The Bookseller's second annual "Reading the Future" survey, presented at the Book Industry conference by report author William Higham, founder...
Mon, 01/06/2009 - 16:23
Rough notes on day one of the BA conference - sorry Book Industry Conference - and already a very different feel to last years' Brighton jaunt: smaller, tighter, more focused.
Damian Horner's fingerprints are all over the new look, and no bad thing. After the traditional openers from the PA and BA big chiefs - Graham Rand and Ian...
Mon, 01/06/2009 - 13:09
The recession has hit some publishers' autumn release schedules, the outgoing president of the Publishers Association has claimed.
Ian Hudson, deputy c.e.o. at Random House, told delegates at the Book Industry Conference that funding short-term working capital requirements was a "major challenge" for many publishers. He...
Mon, 01/06/2009 - 12:55
The restyled Book Industry Conference has just kicked off in Cambridge: scroll down for more updates, also visit The Bookseller's flickr pool for photos from the conference (and other recent book trade events.
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Mon, 01/06/2009 - 11:15
Blackwell's Sharon Murray has been elected the new president of the Booksellers Association.
She was appointed at the trade body's annual general meeting, which was held this morning at the Book Industry Conference in Cambridge. Philip Downer, c.e.o. of Borders, and Jane Streeter, who owns the independent bookshop The Bookcase in...
Mon, 01/06/2009 - 11:10
The book industry needs to work together to increase book sales and avoid the effects of an "exceedingly tough" retail market, the outgoing BA president has claimed.
Graham Rand told delegates at the Book Industry Conference in Cambridge that the trade needed to unite to promote the pan-industry marketing initiative, which will...
Mon, 01/06/2009 - 08:18
As Toby Blackwell reminds us in an interview in this week's Bookseller, the idea of a collaborative event held for the benefit of the opposing book trade forces, publishers and booksellers, is not that unusual. In 1934, a joint BA/PA conference...
Thu, 28/05/2009 - 15:37
The book trade gathers near Cambridge next week to debate the state of our industry and to find a strategy for coping and growing in these turbulent times. Arguably, never has that been more necessary. The Nielsen figures for 2007/08 show a decline, albeit a small one.
The 2008/09 figures show another decline but again a very small one....
Thu, 14/05/2009 - 15:10
Twitter, blogs and online communities . . . it is almost boring how much the world goes on about the importance of these mediums. What makes them special is their role in allowing us to follow the thoughts of others and share our own ideas. In the old days there used to be another way of doing this. It was called a conference. Unfortunately,...