With Russian books accounting for up to 60 percent of its market, Ukraine’s ban on those titles is alarming the country’s publishers and booksellers.
‘The day that Indigo opened, our business went down 40 percent,’ says bookseller Oscar Malan. Sixteen years later, the big-chain store would leave.
Having welcomed Frankfurt Book Fair’s StoryDrive Asia in November, Singapore is preparing its first #BuySingLit focus on local author awareness this month.
Allowing drinks among the bookshelves, Japanese book retail chain Tsutaya’s concept is meant to extend the amount of time visitors spend at the store.
Million-copy-selling bestsellers get Platinum status in the UK’s new edition of the Specsavers-sponsored award, market performances verified by Nielsen.
Quickly adapting after India’s prime minister decommissioned the country’s 500- and 1,000-rupee notes on November 8, many book fairs and festivals are ‘going cashless’.
Sidewalk retail: Bookselling is curbside in Ethiopia’s largest city, where roaming vendors on foot offer titles to passersby.
In Poland, publishing stakeholders stay the need for protective regulation—liked fixed book prices—and IP protection are needed to curb declining book sales.
In Toronto, Canada, the CBC is reporting that the latest wave of book thieves have a particular fondness for Haruki Murakami.
Online retailer Elefant.ro dominates Romania’s online book and ebook sales. Now, the company has plans to expand to other regional markets.