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Should the Young Adult Book Category Be Rebranded?

The "Young Adult" moniker is disliked by both teen readers and adult fans.

The book term ‘young adult’ is generally disliked by both teen readers and adult fans. But is there a better alternative?

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Statistically Speaking, Japan’s Book Trade is in Trouble

Japan

Over the last 15 years, the number of publishers, bookstores and revenue from book sales in Japan has been in significant decline.

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How Japan’s Kinokuniya Innovates, Fosters Growth

ABC Hiroshi Sogo

Japanese bookseller Kinokuniya has implemented several innovative strategies to fight declining domestic sales, while still expanding at home and abroad.

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Haven’t Finished Reading that Bestseller? You’re Not Alone

The Goldfinch

Kobo has released data about how many people finish ebook bestsellers and data indicates that purchasing a book is no indication of willingness to read it.

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As Ukraine Sales Dip, Russia’s Eksmo Sells Bookstore Stake

Ukraine and Russia's book markets are codependent, but the Russians are starting to pull out.

Politics and a 15% drop in sales in 2014 has prompted Eksmo to sell its stake in Ukraine’s Logos-Trans, which operates 50 Book Supermarket stores across the country.

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Hachette Tests if Gumroad Can Sell Books on Twitter

Gumroad

Hachette has partnered with Gumroad, a company that enables direct sales through Twitter, to see if the social media platform can sell books.

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Mexico’s Conaculta Launches Book Sales Website

Librosmexico

Mexico’s arts and culture council (Conaculta) launched librosmexico.mx, a book sales platform designed to solve production and distribution challenges.

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Mexican Kids Bookseller Tells of Struggle for Survival

Sonia Verjovsky

The owner of the award-winning Catarina Marina bookstore discusses the day-to-day struggle of selling books to children in Mexico.

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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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