Do super-sized bookstores still have a viable business model or are they being reduced to mere showrooms for ebooks?
Formerly part of Borders, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation has given some $4.1 million to 2,700 individuals since 1996. Now, they’re auctioning Borders’ old signage.
A look at the major developments in the Australian book marketing in 2011 in a report by Booksellers NZ
Looking back at a year full of change, new opportunities and new challenges for book publishing, what do you think was the most significant digital development?
Bookstores that cater to a specific audience, rather than the mainstream, may have the best chance at survival.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission “will not oppose the acquisition of REDgroup Online by Pearson Australia Group.”
Books-a-Million bookstore chain has offered to take over 35 soon-to-be-liquidated Borders bookstores.
Firing its community relations coordinators, handing Amazon its web site, “category management”…Why 2001 was the beginning of the end for Borders
Will the Borders bookstore closings simply leave a hole in the bookselling business, or will other book retailers step in?
Any hopes of Borders being miraculously saved from liquidation, were squandered as part of the debate on Border’s grim future was finally laid to rest.