Wed, 18/05/2011 - 09:33
Dominic Myers has called on the book industry to collaborate in creating more nationwide events like World Book Night in order to enhance the dialogue around books. The Waterstone's m.d told the Book Industry Conference forum yesterday (17th May) that book sales were increasingly being driven by events and appealed to different sectors of...
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 told delegates at the BIC today (16th May) it was vital retailers are informed when books will...
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.
Speaking at the Independent Booksellers Forum event on Sunday (15th May) in London ahead of today's Book Industry Conference, Oren Teicher said only 300 of the 1,500 members were selling Google e...
Thu, 24/03/2011 - 15:52
Setting books within the wider cultural scene and building collaborations are set to be key themes at this year's Book Industry Conference, as organisers revealed the event programme.
BIC 2011, which takes place between 15th-17th May at Kings Place in north London, will feature industry figures including Waterstone's m.d....
Fri, 04/02/2011 - 09:07
The starting gun has been fired for the Bookseller Industry Awards, which this year have been expanded with two new categories celebrating public libraries and children’s publishing.
The awards, which run on 16th May during the Book Industry Conference, will laud the best of publishing and retail with seven awards for...
Mon, 24/05/2010 - 09:24
The Booksellers Association has said members can opt out of having information shared with Google after some independent booksellers criticised the trade body for reaching an agreement without consultation.
Chief executive Tim Godfray revealed at last week's Book Industry Conference in London that the...
Wed, 19/05/2010 - 10:35
A World Book Night for adults, a shared customer loyalty card for all independent bookshops and a "Birthday Club" for all under 10-year-olds were on the wishlist of delegates debating key resolutions for the trade at the Book Industry Conference yesterday (19th May).
However Penguin m.d. Tom Weldon, chairing the debate panel on...
Wed, 19/05/2010 - 07:07
The Booksellers Association has signed an agreement for its members to sell Google's e-book system later this year, as well as share its membership data with the search engine.
BA chief executive Tim Godfray told delegates yesterday afternoon (18th May) at the Book Industry Conference in London that any BA member will be able to...
Wed, 19/05/2010 - 06:41
The Daily Telegraph is to launch its own book club with a regular readers group holding meetings in independent bookshops around the country, the newspaper's head of books Gaby Wood told delegates at the Book Industry Conference this morning (Tuesday 18th May).
A competition will be staged shortly, calling for Telegraph readers to...
Tue, 18/05/2010 - 12:31
Apple, Google and Amazon are not book companies and their actions towards books and publishers must be understood in terms of strategic objectives light years away from those of traditional book retailers, the Book Industry Conference was told this morning (18th May).
Benedict Evans of media and new technologies research company Enders...