Amazon is facing a European Commission anti-trust investigation into how it uses sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace.
The German book industry reported cumulated sales growth of 2.3 percent for the first six months of 2019 despite two sharp declines in March and... Read more
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is calling on US authorities to more closely regulate dominant online firms such as Amazon, warning they risk causing... Read more
Berlin-based logistics service provider Zeitfracht has stepped in to secure the future of bankrupt KNV, Germany’s largest wholesaler and distributor.
The owner of New York's Book Culture bookshops says the business's four stores are in danger of closing unless they receive help from the city. ... Read more
Audiobook streaming service BookBeat has launched in 24 new European markets, making the service available in 28 countries overall.
Donald Trump’s threat to slap a 25% tariff on goods, including books, imported from China could drive shops and publishers out of business, leading US... Read more
Man Booker shortlisted author Chigozie Obioma, author and curator Irenosen Okojie, author Bernadine Evaristo and award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus are among the writers on the line-up... Read more
In the first financial quarter of 2019 revenues from US publishers increased 6.7% to $2.5bn (£2bn), with growth in all categories apart from e-books and... Read more
Joseph Conrad had “racist ideas” and National Geographic magazine is guilty of “generalisations” about Africa, said the United Arab Emirates’ Sheikha Bodour al Qasimi, at... Read more
American author Linda Fairstein has been been dropped by her US publisher Dutton and UK publisher Little, Brown amid controversy around her former role as chief... Read more
US book distributor ReaderLink LLC is preparing a bid for Barnes & Noble that could beat the price agreed by Waterstones owner Elliott Advisors Ltd,... Read more
After a turbulent year thus far for the German book industry, with the surprise announcement in January of the merger of leading book chains Thalia... Read more
Booksellers face a “tough” landscape but have the opportunity to sell experiences beyond the product itself, ABA c.e.o. Oren Teicher told BookExpo as the second day... Read more
Faber has declined to comment on actress Natalie Portman’s allegation that musician Moby’s recently published memoir features “many factual errors and inventions”, namely a relationship... Read more
Issue No 5850
Friday, July 12 2019
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