Is Borders Guilty as Charged?

In English Language by Guest Contributor

*+-By Philip Downer In this exclusive essay for Publishing Perspectives, Philip Downer, the former CEO of Borders UK, discusses whether Borders’ management really is to blame for the company’s bankruptcy. The dust is quickly settling on the story of Borders bookstores bankruptcy in the United States, and, for the commentariat, Borders is now a business that was always bound to …

Scottish Publishers Receive Grants to Attend Int’l Book Fairs

In Global Trade Talk by Helen Gregg

*+-By Helen Gregg Publishing Scotland recently announced the second year of its Go-See Grants, which provide financial support for Scottish publishers to attend international book fairs. Backed financially by Creative Scotland, the aim of the grant is to increase opportunity for Scottish publishers of fiction, poetry, children’s, and select nonfiction to buy and sell rights abroad. Priority will be given …

Building the World’s Biggest Book Club

In English Language by Guest Contributor

*+-By Kathy L. Patrick JEFFERSON, TEXAS: They say everything is bigger in Texas…and it’s true. When I opened Beauty and the Book in January 2000 — the ONLY hair salon/book store in the world — in January 2000, one of the first things I did was start my book club, The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas. We started with six complete strangers …