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HarperCollins Tests Bundling Packs With Australian Booksellers

Ebook bundling

The Bookseller notes that HarperCollins Australia and Kobo have teamed with two indie Australian booksellers to sell print and digital titles together.

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Hot Button Issues for English-Language Publishers in 2014

Mike Abbott, European Sales Director for Random House UK

In 2014, publishers dealt with shrinking bookstores shelves, opaque sourcing, Amazon v. Hachette and the continuing rise of self-publishing.

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Greek Bookstore Chain Eleftheroudakis Emerges from Crisis

Sofika Eleftheroudakis, owner of Eleftheroudakis Bookstores

Despite a tough economy in Greece, family-owned bookstore chain Eleftheroudakis has restructured and is optimistic about its future business model.

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UK Tops in Titles Published Per Capita and Export Revenue

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The International Publishing Association released data indicated the UK lead the world in new titles published per capita and export revenue in 2013.

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Lemony Snicket Rallies Support for Indie Bookstores

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler suggests that authors should pick an independent bookstore close to where they live and sign books for them to sell.

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Print Continues to Outsell Digital During First Half of 2014

Ebook bundling

New numbers from Nielsen Books & Consumer show that ebook sales were outsold by both hardcovers and paperbacks in the first half of 2014.

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On Patrick Modiano, the Nobel, and Translation

Patrick Modiano

While new Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano has been translated into 37 languages, English-language editions of his books are hard to find

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Introducing Albertine, NYC’s Newest Bookstore…and It’s French

Antonin Baudry and Schmit

A new bookstore has opened inside the French Embassy in New York promising to be a catalyst for a French-American dialogue of ideas.

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Hole in Heart of Publishing Threatens Shelf Lives

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A ghost writer and former journalist argues that publicists need to work more closely with authors and receive proper training if they are to be truly effective.

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The Invisible Growth in the Industry…or WYSIATI

Judith Appelbaum

BISG award-winner Judith Appelbaum reflects on changes in the industry and explains why the lack of statistics on self-publishing is misleading us all.

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