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The outlook for Christmas is not good, but there are some bright spots.
As booksellers abandon their three-for-two offers, and lower the 'free postage' thresholds online, there is less incentive for readers to look for new authors.... Read more
Deputy editor at The Bookseller
The superhero with the lead-filled yo-yo is back.
CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face
Christmas shoppers are increasingly leaving their festive shopping to the last minute; it is a dangerous trend for retailers.
Offering free online editions of novels won't cannibalise print sales. Instead, electronic access will win new readers.
Editor at The Bookseller
Book bloggers have long argued that they owe their existence to the poor quality of newspaper reviews. They now have a new champion in the... Read more
The book industry's Christmas is more about turkeys than crackers. So why do we focus on new releases rather than backlist?
Associate Publisher at
Radiohead has shown that there are some customers who will pay for digital content even when they do not have to: how does this help... Read more
To viewers it may look like a giant medieval hall stuffed full of people in dinner suits, but the literary high end needs a counterpoint... Read more
Has ArgentVive--the company formerly known as Methvens, and Samedaybooks--pulled a rabbit out of a hat with its new mobile bookshop search tool?
A brooding tale of lost love strikes a melancholy note.
Despite, the cost no one can afford not to come to Frankfurt, it remains an inspiring event, which cheers everyone up and reminds us all... Read more
The circus arrived early at Frankfurt this year, with books featuring animals setting the trend for rights deals.
Frankfurt continues to be flat, even PFD's Caroline Michel failed to make it.
The absence of a new eBook device has not stopped publishers speculating about how it will work.