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.
In an upbeat report, the German book market is seen as having grown last year for the first time since 2012–by 300,000 buyers–with its financial performance leveling out.
An award-winning teacher, a leader in indigenous-language publishing, and a publisher called “the father of African publishing” are on the bill in Kenya.
A partnership with PRH lets Kinokuniya consumers compare English and Japanese editions. And a building in which Hemingway once was printed has been bought.
In June, the IPA’s seminar series for African publishing will address talent and readership development, digital opportunities, copyright protection, and more.
Booksellers in French-language Canada are required to carry extensive backlist titles but say sales of them are slow and require staff training.
At the third CONTEC Mexico conference, booksellers from Germany and Spain discussed the art of attracting customers in an age of online shopping.
The Independent Bookshop of the Year category of the 2019 Nibbies has a 48-store shortlist and is broken into nine regions in its initial round.
Following the release of German book market data from 2018, the country’s publishers turn their attention to issues facing their industry in 2019.
Festival directors, journalists, authors, broadcasters, editors, publishers, booksellers, illustrators, translators, educators, and literary agents are among the big cohort of judges for the 2019 ‘Nibbies.’