Publishers, distributors, booksellers, and authors find themselves pointing at each other in a reported ‘vicious circle’ for Nigeria’s market.
Rakuten Kobo will use Shelfie’s tech to identify reader preferences for recommendations and to offer ebook editions of print books owned by users.
Amid debate about whether EPUB may not be more suitable, the key ebook retailer in Russia announces a move to a new version of the FictionBook format, .fb3.
As do many parts of the international marketplace, India’s book retail districts like Delhi’s Nai Sarak face growing competition from online retail.
‘I needed somebody who could publish a work of this magnitude,’ says Cornwell of her new nonfiction work from Amazon Publishing. Her UK tour starts today.
Like a Potter release in the UK, the arrival of a Murakami title in Japan means countdown retail events and early bookshop openings.
When everyone faces the effects of the political ‘echo chamber,’ hearing counter-opinions can be important. And the UK’s Iain Dale is happy to offer some balance.
Although one of its inspirations didn’t live to see it open, Yangon Book Plaza is intended to expand traditional ideas of bookselling in Myanmar.
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.