Writing for The Guardian, Robert McCrum observes that ‘the credit crunch and the internet are making writing as a career harder than it has been for a generation.’
Publishing Perspectives has launched a digital monthly magazine optimized for reading on tablets and screens. Our first issue on Selling & Sales highlights new strategies for boosting book sales.
After 13 months of using partners to sell Kindles in Brazil, Amazon is now offering direct sales. If they can do that, books are not likely far behind.
The Library of America reports the movie remake of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ tripled sales of the LOA’s James Thurber, among other examples.
Literary scout Simone Garzella looks at what’s selling in the the Arabic book market how the region continues to evolve amidst some troubled times.
French translations are more popular and selling better than ever in English-language markets, not just in the US but in India and elsewhere, writes Laurence Marie.
Japanese manga has proven popular in America, but Franco-Belgian bande dessinée, which has a long a tradition and are just as appealing, remain ignored. Why?
Amid a general book market decline, the Polish Chamber of Books (PIK) has drafted a bill which is set to introduce fixed prices for new book releases for 18 months after publication.
Is the penetration of ebooks in the US market ‘flattening out?’ And will bookstores thus have a merrier Christmas? Live Twitter debate December 18, 11 a.m. ET. at #EtherIssue.
The Indies First promotion in which authors work in bookstores the Saturday after Thanksgiving should become a fixture on the calendar, writes author Denise Kiernan.