Tue, 11/01/2011 - 08:17
US publishers are now contemplating life without Borders, according to a report in Publishers Weekly, citing a lack of lack clarity at last week's meetings and an unwillingness to turn delayed payments into interest-bearing notes.
"At last week's meetings with publishers, some of which included Bennett LeBow, Borders...
Sun, 09/01/2011 - 08:10
Sales of print books tracked by Nielsen BookScan in the US fell by 4.4% in the year to 26th December 2010, a shortfall which US site Publishers Marketplace reckons will have been made up by growth in e-book sales, which are not yet tracked by this Nielsen measure.
Unlike the UK, Nielsen does not show the value of those sales,...
Fri, 07/01/2011 - 07:58
Publishers are losing confidence in Borders' ability to survive, with reports staff are being told to seek employment elsewhere.
The New York Times reports talks with book publishers over halted payments have left them frustrated. The retailer has asked publishers to convert its delayed payments, some hundreds of millions of...
Wed, 05/01/2011 - 08:04
US bookseller Barnes & Noble could scupper any deal to refinance rival chain Borders after issuing a strongly worded statement demanding that any special terms offered by US publishers to ease Borders through its travails should also be offered "to all other booksellers, including Barnes & Noble and independent booksellers"....
Mon, 20/12/2010 - 14:22
Random House's global e-book sales are up 250% year-on-year according to chief executive Markus Dohle. In his end of year letter to staff Dohle also said that in the US this autumn for some of its lead titles nearly half of the overall first-week sales have been in the e-book format.
Dohle added that he expected this growth would...
Tue, 07/12/2010 - 08:52
An American independent bookseller has set up a blog warning consumers about the 'beast' that is Amazon, despite being a judge for a prize sponsored by the retail giant. Jeff Waxman, of 57th Street Books and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores in Chicago, bills Against Amazon as...
Wed, 01/12/2010 - 08:58
Google's e-book platform Google Editions will launch in the US before Christmas, it can be confirmed. Speaking at FutureBook 2010, The Bookseller's digital conference, Jason Hanley, strategic partner development, said the launch was now close, and the platform was expected to go live before the holiday season begins.
Mon, 29/11/2010 - 11:48
William Lynch, youthful-looking at just turned 40, whose father hailed from Philadelphia's blue-blood Main Line and mother from Paris, arrived at Barnes & Noble in 2009 to run the bookseller's internet site B&N.com, an outsider in a place used to long-term, tightly knit, family-style relationships. He became chief executive of...
Tue, 16/11/2010 - 09:30
US book sales hit a 2010 low in September, with revenue falling 7.7% to $1.51bn.
Publishers Weekly, quoting US Census Bureau figures, said the decline followed a 6.5% drop in August.
Overall US book sales are down 2.6% to $12.31bn for the first nine months of the year.
The sales contrast with the UK market, which...
Tue, 02/11/2010 - 06:27
Six publishers, including Atlantic Books and Beautiful Books, have signed a new distribution agreement with Trafalgar Square Publishing, the US-based distributor of UK and Australian publishers.
Daniel Scott, commercial director of Atlantic Books UK, said: "The US market represents great opportunities for our titles and it is clear...