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Do Bookstores Have Brand Equity Abroad?

Are there bookstores from abroad you’d like to see in your own country?

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James Daunt’s Difficult Task: Remake Waterstone’s, But In Whose Image?

Like Jesus, Waterstone’s MD James Daunt will have to perform a miracle to multiply the magic of his six-strong bookstore chain to feed the masses.

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Can the Indie Bookseller Ethos Translate to a Chain?

Stellar customer service, a curated list of titles, and intense localization are hallmarks of indie bookstores. Can they work across a large chain?

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How Can Physical Bookstores Better Integrate E-books?

Bookstores need to get creative with selling e-books if they want to stop customers abandoning them for Apple and Amazon.

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Is WHSmith Travel the UK’s Best Bookseller?

WHSmith Travel is turning unlikely books into bestsellers, expanding internationally, and maintaining revenue in the midst of a recession.

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Week in Review: S&S Opens in India, 3 Million Titles Pubbed in US in 2010

By Edward Nawotka Simon and Schuster Opens Subsidiary in India It is the last of the “Big Six” US publishing groups to enter the Indian […]

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UK Book Chain Waterstone’s Sold to Russian Billionaire

By Hannah Johnson Waterstone’s parent company HMV announced this morning that it would sell the UK book chain to Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut’s company, A&NN […]

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What is the Future of “Social Bookselling”?

Do you only buy the books your friends suggest? Perhaps not. By Edward Nawotka It has long been a maxim in book marketing that “word-of-mouth” […]

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UK’s Waterstone’s Pins Hopes on aNobii “Social Bookselling” App

Beleaguered bookseller Waterstone’s is counting on aNobii, a book-oriented social networking site originally developed in Hong Kong, to help save them. By Roger Tagholm LONDON: […]

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#LBF11: Waterstone’s to Close 200 Shops in the UK?

By Roger Tagholm LONDON: A shadow hangs over the aisles this year and if it’s not made up of volcanic ash this time, the consequences […]

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