For an ebook distributor to succeed in a developing market they need to adapt to methodologies, in particular payment mechanisms, already prevalent in that market.
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New Adult literature is an emerging literary genre that, in many cases, is a sexed-up version of young adult fiction. But some booksellers remain unsure how to market it.
Amazon’s negotiations with publishers in Brazil have led to surreal pricing, while some advocate for passing a fixed-price law to defend against the Americans.
The Seattle giant has started selling print books in Brazil, demanding good metadata and creating better customer service. This move could raise the bar for the rest of the Brazilian book industry.
How is it professional book critics can pump out scores of reviews a year when many of us struggle just to read one book a week? They are told what to say.
Brazil’s Saraiva is making a bet few others would in this era of the tablet: earlier this month they launched the LEV, a proprietary-branded e-ink reader.
Brazil’s Saraiva has brought in a new tech-savvy CEO who is integrating retail and publishing operations, while exploring options in education and tech.
Writer Kate Brittain has created a one-stop database of America’s independent bookstores, Better Place to Buy Books. She estimates that there are over 2,300 indie bookstores in the USA.
If Amazon believes in readers and Hachette believes in authors as much as they say, it’s imperative they end their fight as soon as possible, argues Tanja Tuma.
Publishers simply cannot function without independent bookstores, notes Tom Roberge of New Directions as he reflects on the Amazon/Hachette battle