Week in Review: Aussie Bookstores Beleaguered, Google Launch E-book Affiliates

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka A quick cheat sheet of some notable publishing news from this week and last: Aussie Bookstores Beleaguered: On Monday, Federal Minister for Small Business Nick Sherry had predicted that online shopping would wipe out general bookstores within five years. What’s more, Angus & Robertson said it will close another 42 stores and another 19 A&R stores are being sold …

There’s No Business Like Book Show Business

In Editorial & Opinion by Guest Contributor

93-year-old publishing attorney and author Martin Levin reflects on 60 years of book fairs, starting with the American Booksellers Association meeting in 1950. By Martin Levin In a career that spans six decades, and still counting, I have found that there is nothing quite like the annual trade shows in book publishing. 1950s: Washington D.C. I recall my first American …