Hearings begin in Quebec to consider the regulation of book prices that would favor small bookstores. One economist argues that this will ultimately hurt the book industry.
Every year, the conversations in Frankfurt lead to a set of new buzzwords that you hear over and over throughout the fair. Here are the ten that we discovered this year.
The price for economist Paul Krugman’s latest bestseller, End This Depression Now!, can vary by as much as $15, a worrying stat says Peter Osnos.
‘We suggest that Amazon pay an affiliate fee to such bricks and mortar stores,’ said bookseller Roxanne Coady in response to Amazon’s Price Check campaign.
Russia’s Litres.ru is using low prices to indoctrinate readers into paying for e-books, with plans to raise prices as more readers pay. Will the strategy work?
Russia’s book business is valued at between $2-3bn annually, but shockingly little is known about it in the West.
When you’re already talking about a $1 to $1.50 for a print book, can you go any lower for digital?
Based on the concept of scarcity, has the mass introduction of digital publishing validated and justified the higher price point of print books?
Many ebooks are available for 99 cents or less on Amazon, but few would mistake these cheap ebooks as high literature
Chad Post, the publisher of Open Letter Books, explains why his company decided to sell e-books and price them at $4.99.