What Literary Charities Are You Supporting This Holiday Season?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story offers a heartwarming example of how one author turned adversity into an opportunity by donating her going-out-of-print editions to local literary organizations, libraries and others. With the holiday season upon us, I’m curious what literary charities do you support? Me, I’m big fan of Room to Read . . . and the University of …

Germans Expected to Spend €1Bn on Books this Holiday Season

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary According to the latest consumer survey conducted by the Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK), consumer confidence is on the rise in Germany and booksellers in particular have reason to be optimistic about this year’s holiday shopping season. In an interview with GfK director Wolfgang Adlwarth, the Börsenblatt explored some of the implications of the survey for German publishers. …

Happy Thanksgiving from Publishing Perspectives

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Erin L. Cox

Today is Thanksgiving — the day Americans take time to get together with family, cook an enormous meal, watch football, and (hopefully) take time to reflect on their blessings. It’s also the start of the all-important holiday shopping season . . . fingers crossed, publishers! Over the next few weeks you’ll likely be attending several holiday parties, or even planning one …