Browsing by topic: sales

DISCUSS: Should Bestselling Books Be Awarded Sales Certifications?

By Edward Nawotka At PubCamp@SXSW, discussed in today’s feature story, Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books suggested that what the book industry needs is […]

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How Can Games Be Used to Promote Literary Brands?

By Edward Nawotka As discussed in our lead article today, gamification is a growing trend among marketers. In one current example from the book world,¬†Kirkus […]

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Is There a Global Market for Indian Comics and Children’s Books?

By Edward Nawotka The first annual Comic Con in India was held last weekend and, according to Andrew Dodd of Campfire Books, it was a […]

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Could Brazil and South America Eventually Surpass US, Asia and Europe in E-book Adoption?

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story covers the growth of the Brazilian e-book market over the last year. As discussed in the past two days, […]

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End of Year Sales Bode Well for German E-book Market

By Siobhan O’Leary German book chain Thalia reported its highest sales to date for its Oyo Reader in December, according to buchreport. The device — […]

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Do Conglomerates Still Have Advantages Over Independent Publishers?

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the state of independent publishing in the Netherlands. One of the conclusions of the article is that, […]

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German Chain Thalia On Track for A Billion Euros in Sales

By Siobhan O’Leary Worldwide revenues for Germany’s largest book chain Thalia have increased by 9.3% to a total of 498 million euros for the first […]

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It’s Official: Everyone is an Author…or at Least One Million Americans Are

By Edward Nawotka We’ll it’s confirmed: Yes, everyone really is an author. According to Publishers Weekly’s report on the annual publishing stats compiled by R.R. […]

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What Makes for Effective Publisher Branding?

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story by Erin Cox urges publishers to pour effort and resources into branding themselves, essentially making their colophons and imprints […]

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E-books are a Cul-de-sac: Why Publishing Needs to Rethink Its Digital Strategy

By Eoin Purcell DUBLIN: It is a mark of the publishing industry’s poor strategic abilities that e-books have become an all consuming obsession. I believe […]

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