Citing 37 percent of revenue from frontlist titles, 63 independent bookstores with 80 locations respond to BookNet Canada’s new report.
In a letter, Reed’s BookExpo event director Jennifer Martin announces a shortened trade show for 2020 despite what she says were successful bookseller programs in 2019.
Releasing more than 500 new titles in a scant three-month season, say critics, is an overwhelming burden on French booksellers and consumers.
Announcing at Rio’s book fair its coming introduction of Pubnet in Brazil, Metabooks Brasil reports it now accounts for 75 percent of the market’s sales.
At China’s Asian Bookstore Forum in Xi’an, researchers cited a sharp shift, book sales moving quickly away from physical stores and over to online retail.
Bookselling Without Borders has given US booksellers international industry contacts, and now a retailer from Germany will be at the ABA’s Winter Institute.
In another period of double-digit growth for China’s book market, children’s books are the largest category by sales and online retail is still growing.
Following meetings with government, educational, and cultural leadership, Spain’s publishers’ federation plans to invigorate reading domestically and promote Spanish literature internationally.
The Tokyo-based bookstore chain is announcing a second venue in the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai store having opened in 2008.
The international bookstore chain adds seven stores run directly by Kinokuniya after the company merges with its US gift and stationery subsidiary chain.