Author Archives: Roger Tagholm

Roger Tagholm is based in London and has been writing about the book industry for more than 20 years. He is the former Deputy Editor of Publishing News and the author of Walking Literary London (New Holland) and Poems NOT on the Underground (Windrush Press).

Publishing Sales Execs Consider the Future of Book Pricing

Mike Abbott

A trio of international publishing sales executives reflect on the different attitudes toward book pricing across the world, wondering what the future holds.

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On French and German Attitudes to Book Prices

Jean Mattern

The French and German attitudes toward book prices originate in their long-standing cultural view on the importance of books as a bastion of culture.

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Statistically Speaking, Japan’s Book Trade is in Trouble

Japan

Over the last 15 years, the number of publishers, bookstores and revenue from book sales in Japan has been in significant decline.

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How Japan’s Kinokuniya Innovates, Fosters Growth

ABC Hiroshi Sogo

Japanese bookseller Kinokuniya has implemented several innovative strategies to fight declining domestic sales, while still expanding at home and abroad.

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How Much Can You Fake in Publishing?

Zoe Sugg poses with Girl Online, which she didn't write...

In the UK, Zoella was revealed to have used a ghostwriter, while Clare Balding’s book cover looks fake, but isn’t. How much of this is okay?

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International Awards for a Global Book Industry

Jacks Thomas at the awards this year.

Nominations for the second annual London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards, which are offered in 13 categories, are now open.

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Bringing the Love of Books to Indigenous Australians

Karen Williams en route to Alice Springs

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has spent a decade leveraging the skills of publishing pros bring the love of books to remote communities in Australia.

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Exploring the Books Glimpsed in Interstellar Movie

A bookshelf glimpsed in Interstellar

The Internet is alive with book lists and speculation over the books seen in the movie, Interstellar. Here are some possible explanations for what appears.

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UK’s FutureBook Conference 2014: The Penguin Random House Show!

Tom Weldon

The Bookseller’s Futurebook conference found the UK publishing industry focused on issues of marketing, ebook subscriptions and direct sales, among others.

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Dan Brown on the Writing Life as a Global Megaseller

Dan Brown

What’s it like to sell over 200 million books worldwide? Dan Brown speaks with Publishing Perspectives about his writing life in the wake of enormous success.

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