Mon, 09/01/2012 - 11:38
World Book Day, the trade-backed initiative to celebrate books and reading, will mark its 15th anniversary this year with a new look and a renewed sense of mission after a complete overhaul of the promotion's branding and a fresh take on how it is delivered.
Events taking place in schools and homes, bookshops and libraries on 1st...
Thu, 05/01/2012 - 16:15
Play Bac, the creators of the US’ bestselling curriculum-based product Brain Quest (which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with 36 million copies in print) launched Mon Quotidien, a French daily newspaper for children aged between 10 and 14, in 1995. Le Petit Quotidien and L’Actu, for children aged six to...
Tue, 20/12/2011 - 10:50
Taipei International Book Exhibition
1st to 6th February
Taipei City, Taiwan
Now celebrating its 20th year, the Taipei International Book Exhibition is one of Asia's largest book fairs, held annually in the Taipei World Trade Center. Last year's six-day fair saw an all-time record of...
Fri, 16/12/2011 - 15:42
The challenges that independent book stores face this holiday season are the same challenges that most brick and mortar retailers will face. The good news is that independent book stores can always be relied upon for extraordinary entrepreneurship. As a result, many are already redefining their role for the future by finding new and...
Fri, 09/12/2011 - 10:08
With bookshops in the midst of the crucial Christmas sales period, The Bookseller turned bookseller, lending a hand on the high street to see what independents are doing right, why they are positive about the future and what more can be done.
Felicity Wood at The Book Nook, Hove
The three full...
Fri, 02/12/2011 - 11:42
"Miss Wood, Miss Wood, someone's spat on the Kobo" might not be the usual thing you would overhear during a market focus group, but then, this is not a usual market focus group. This is a group of around 20 Year Five and Year Six pupils, aged between nine and 11, from St Joseph's CE primary school in Camden, who kindly let...
Wed, 30/11/2011 - 11:22
Cathy Rubin talks to Karen Lotz, the group managing director of children's publisher Walker Books (which includes Walker Books UK, Walker Books Australia, Candlewick Press US and a children's television development unit, Walker Productions). She is also the president and publisher of Candlewick Press.
Tue, 29/11/2011 - 12:37
If there is one thing we can count on in The Bookseller 100, it is change. This is our third annual list of the top movers and shakers in the book trade, and for the second year in a row there are a number of new...
Wed, 23/11/2011 - 15:55
Despite the important role they play within society, libraries across the US and UK are being closed, having significant cuts made to their budgets, or in need of volunteers to run them. Cathy Rubin talks to Molly Raphael, president of the American Library Association, about the pressures facing libraries in the digital age....
Fri, 18/11/2011 - 15:12
Bestselling books and brand authors completely dominate the children's market. That is the received wisdom and it is certainly an easy assumption to make if you look at the marketing budgets and the amount of retail space at the major chains reserved for bestselling frontlist titles. It is a notion that certainly makes sense—during...