Scribd found romance readers gorging on books through the ebook subscription service are costly, and now the company is cutting back on the genre.
With the number of bookstores in Russia in free fall as a result of rising rents, the Russian government is extending subsidies to support retailers.
Jordan’s EkTab and Egypt’s Kotobi are sell ebooks and print books online in the Middle East and Africa, where distribution poses a constant challenge.
American university presses are harnessing social media for scholarly engagement and remain focused on meeting the challenge of long-term preservation.
London’s Pushkin Press has become one of the founding partners of Picturehouse Central cinema and will have a pop-up shop in the theater to sell books.
In Brazil this past April and May, 17.34% of all books sold were coloring books — a genre which has dominated the bestseller lists for months.
Ronald Schild of Germany’s MVB discusses how research shows simple metadata fixes, like putting the language of a book in your metadata, can double sales.
The German Bookseller and Publishers Association presents statistics for the German book market 2014. Sales are up in nonfiction and at physical bookstores.
At the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik laments the closing of a bookshop in Paris, ultimately tying it to a loss of a kind of personal freedom.
Cairo’s Kotob Khan Bookstore does far more than merely sell books: it serves as a community center, a gathering place — and now it’s a publisher as well.