The Saturday intrusion at a London bookstore described by its rightist perpetrators as an ‘ambush,’ has sent shudders through the industry and leads the store’s manager to call for vigilence in a time of mounting violence.
As Ukraine’s bookselling prospects improve, the loss of the country’s open-air market book stalls may mean more challenges for the book business.
Given a chance to speak to an audience of consumers, translation specialists brought together by the National Book Foundation, spoke about publishing, selling and marketing literature in translation.
Encouraged to ‘exchange opinions, push yourself to create a network,’ Mexico’s booksellers at the CONTEC conference were challenged to adopt digital sales systems’ support for retail.
This week, we have views from the corporate headquarters of Kinokuniya, showing off its 30th world bookstore location, just opened in May as the company’s first store in Cambodia.
In recognition of the Singapore Book Council’s 50th anniversary, the Asian Festival of Children’s Content names Singapore its ‘Country of Focus.’ And in the States, Macmillan and Binc open a second year of diversity-driven bookseller scholarships.
‘There can never be too many bookstores in America,’ Barnes & Noble chief Len Riggio tells an appreciative crowd at the bookseller-oriented 2018 BookExpo in New York.
As other companies have done, Świat Książki has gained traction in part by taking over some locations of the distressed Matras chain in Poland’s bookstore marketplace.
At the first IPA seminar in Nigeria on regional issues in African publishing, attendees are assured, ‘In a globalized world, almost none of our challenges exists in isolation.’
Nigeria’s first collaborative seminar with the International Publishers Association will focus on issues including a fierce battle African publishers are waging against book piracy.