Publishers simply cannot function without independent bookstores, notes Tom Roberge of New Directions as he reflects on the Amazon/Hachette battle
Love him or hate him, you can’t fault James Patterson for his generosity, as he’s giving some $1 million of his money back to independent bookstores.
Seth Godin traces the ups and downs of the independent bookstore since WWII, while proclaiming that today is a golden age for books, crediting Amazon.
In France, the government will add €5 million in funding to help indie bookstores in the form of tax breaks, interest-free loans and stronger enforcement of fixed price laws.
Sales at independent bookstores rose nearly 8% in 2012 over 2011, according to an American Booksellers Association (ABA) survey. Are their worst days behind them?
Internationally bestselling writer John le Carre regrets supporting the removal of retail price regulations in the UK that ultimately hurt independent booksellers.
The Bookseller reports that Google attended the Booksellers Association’s Independent Booksellers Forum to discuss the coming launch of Google eBooks in the UK.
By Rachel Aydt Monday’s panel at BookExpo America, “Free for the Asking: Marketing with PR and Social Media” was a bit of a tease. After all, who doesn’t want something for free? What I wasn’t aware of is that I was going to stumble into the world of struggling indie bookstore owners, each struggling for their own part of a market …
“We have to make sure our customers don’t go somewhere because we can’t respond to their needs.” By Edward Nawotka “There is nothing like browsing in a physical bookstore. That is something you can’t replace,” said Oren Teicher, CEO of the American Booksellers Association, at BookExpo America on Monday. In this brief interview he goes on to discuss the growth of …
This article originally appeared in Über:blick — German Book Industry Insight, a publication produced by the Frankfurt Book Fair. DOWNLOAD: the complete Über:blick issue (PDF). By Tamara Weise The Internet has changed everything — from the way people use media to their buying habits. For many Germans, finding out more about a book online and also buying it on the …