Canada’s top bookstore chain, Indigo, confirms plans to open bookstores in the US in 2018. Some believe Indigo is in a better position to compete with Amazon than Barnes & Noble.
Author-bookshop relations are a key focus of the European and International Booksellers Federation conference at Frankfurter Buchmesse in October.
As we roll out this month’s bestseller lists from China, the country’s second-largest e-retailer, JD.com, is holding a competition to engineer book delivery by drones.
Nielsen Book’s Andre Breedt sees more change ahead for international publishing. Here’s a preview of his talk at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s flagship conference on October 10.
Given a green light by competition authorities, Poland’s bookseller Empik adds Platon to its assets, a major national and international book distributor.
From the Business Standard: Long asked-for by publishers, retailers, and readers, the first Hindi bestseller list is out from Nielsen and Dainik Jagran.
PowerHouse Arena founder Susanne König is the first winner of the Frankfurt Book Fair’s US Booksellers Prize for her work highlighting books in translation.
Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld. Barnes & Noble Education adds positions in Brazil, France, Mexico with Student Brands.
From the VOA: Amid tough economic times in South Africa, consumers are supporting a growing number of used book stores, avoiding new-book prices.
Tested by years of economic struggles, Malaysian publisher Arief Hakim watches for signs of benefit in change. It’s been ‘a perfect storm,’ he says.