France’s Fnac Introduces FnacBook, E-Reader War Heats Up

In What's the Buzz by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije On Thursday, Christophe Cuvilier, Chairman and CEO of Fnac, France and Europe’s largest cultural and electronic retail chain, introduced the company’s new ereader called FnacBook. Eager to stress that books and ebooks can develop harmoniously side by side (books represent almost 20% of Fnac sales), Cuvilier presented the slim — 1 cm thick — elegant ereader, which …

Rest in Peace: Mystery Bookseller David Thompson

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka I was shocked to learn this morning that David Thompson, co-owner of Houston’s Murder by the Book, died suddenly earlier this week. David was a stellar bookseller and one of the most knowledgeable people I ever met with regards to mystery and thriller fiction. He was a true champion of reading and a publisher in his own …

Hachette Dominates UK’s Bookseller Industry Awards

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Last night in London the first annual Bookseller Industry Awards (which  combines the Bookseller’s own trade awards with the old Nibbies) were given. Hachette, still reaping rewards for publishing Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, took home three prizes and saw its Little, Brown imprint take home “Publisher of the Year.” Foyle’s won “General or Trade Bookseller of the …