‘Il Nuovo Futoro’–the New Future–is the title of this year’s Umberto and Elisabetta Mauri program in bookselling and publishing.
The trials of 2020 and outlook for 2021 drive discussions of discoverability, digital, and direct-to-consumer relations in Venice’s forum.
The Book Industry Study Group–focused on supply chain in the United States–is reformatting its annual meeting to a series of digital events held over weeks.
Even as Seattle loses another Barnes & Noble store, the Independent Book Publishers Association prepares for a conference appearance by James Daunt.
The annual meeting of BISG in April will hear Barnes & Noble and Waterstones’ James Daunt in a keynote address around supply chain issues.
Seeing Barnes & Noble stores’ character ‘crushed’ by the corporate ‘opulence’ of American business, James Daunt says the chain must ‘rip out the boring.’
Elliott will pay some US$476 million for Barnes & Noble, having last year bought the UK’s main chain Waterstones. James Daunt is to run both companies.
A late-summer standoff has flared with the US publishing industry’s largest–and longest-struggling–brick-and-mortar retail chain. Its former CEO is suing for defamation. The company, in response, alleges sexual harassment.
Canada’s top bookstore chain, Indigo, confirms plans to open bookstores in the US in 2018. Some believe Indigo is in a better position to compete with Amazon than Barnes & Noble.
From Brexit (no) to bookstore social space (yes) Waterstones’ managing director James Daunt is certain about one thing: He wants ‘to sell more books.’