Are Seasonal “Pop-up” Bookstores the Answer to Sluggish Sales?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story profiles Berlin’s Dialogue Books, an English-language bookstore that was open for just six months — and then moved online. In the story bookseller Sharmaine Lovegrove describes the store as a “pop-up” bookstore. Opening short run, pop-up retail locations is increasingly trendy. You tend to hear of them “popping up” around specific events, such as …

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 …

Ho Ho Humbug: Weather Delays German Overnight Book Deliveries

In German Buch News by Edward Nawotka

By Siobhan O’Leary Next day delivery nationwide is standard among German book wholesalers, giving small and large brick and mortar stores alike a chance to compete with the speediness and broad selection of online retailers. In fact, medications are the only other product that German consumers can expect to receive in as short a time span. But as anyone who …

Happy Thanksgiving from Publishing Perspectives

In Guest Contributors 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 …