Fri, 22/02/2013 - 15:31
Two workshops last week focused on re-imagining the flagship of London's most iconic shop—Foyles. Yet many of the ideas could be rolled out industry-wide. Here are five indies could implement right now:
Thu, 06/12/2012 - 08:20
RCS Libri, Italy's second biggest publishing group, is to launch a service which will give passengers on Italian trains free access e-books in order to study the way consumers read and discover digital content.
The project, in association with Italian train company NTV, was announced by Marcello Vena, RCS...
Wed, 14/11/2012 - 08:05
Olaf Winsløw, c.e.o. of the Den Danske Boghandlerforening (the Danish BA), has called on parliament to regulate retailers to protect shops and the "diversity and quality" of Danish publishing.
Speaking before a panel of the Danish parliament's cultural committee looking into the health of the book trade on 7th...
Thu, 08/11/2012 - 08:35
Hurricane Sandy has blown book sales in New York City and several other US East Coast regions off course, with the areas recording their worst ever weeks in print volume sales through BookScan since Nielsen began recording geographic data in January 2004.
Bookshop sales in the New York region—by far the country...
Mon, 05/11/2012 - 07:57
Despite overwhelmingly bad reviews, Fifty Shades of Grey has stormed to the top of the French bestseller lists, shifting just over 100,000 copies in its first five days on sale, according to trade magazine Livres Hebdo.
The six-figure sale for Cinquante Nuances de Grey bests the first-week total for Dan...
Fri, 12/10/2012 - 11:14
Canongate editorial director Francis Bickmore has acquired a début novel from Luke Brown, senior editor at UK independent publisher Tindal St Press. Bickmore bought world rights to My Biggest Lie from Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge & White.
A comic novel about “father figures, second chances and knowing...
Thu, 11/10/2012 - 11:14
The books market in Italy has “deteriorated significantly” in 2011 and the first nine months of 2012, with bricks and mortar retailers being hit the hardest, according to the Associazione Italiana Editori’s (AIE) report on the state of publishing in Italy.
AIE chair Marco Polillo presented the report at Frankfurt...
Thu, 11/10/2012 - 11:05
Linda Zecher, the c.e.o. and director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said the education and trade giant is “positioned well for acquisitions” just four months after it emerged from bankruptcy.
Zecher joined the Boston-based education and trade giant from Microsoft last September with the company saddled with $3.1bn of debt....
Thu, 11/10/2012 - 09:50
A new global book classification system that aims to reduce cross-border confusion about subject codes and drive international sales was launched yesterday (10th October) at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Industry representatives from 16 countries have joined Thema, the project that will create the new standard to categorise and classify...
Wed, 03/10/2012 - 15:30
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) has topped the US charts in its first week of sales, shifting 154,720 physical copies in four days through Nielsen BookScan US.
The Casual Vacancy rung up by far the most sales in a single week for a US fiction adult hardback in 2012, almost doubling the 83,760...