The transfer of the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards arrives as a slickly edited, expertly produced video evocation of the usual onstage event, full of personality and comedy.
Beyond Japan: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo Looks at Global Bookselling Trends
With 107 bookstores worldwide, Kinokuniya’s director of import and distribution, Hiroshi Sogo, gives us his international bookselling insights.
Japan’s Kinokuniya Announces 33rd Overseas Bookstore in Abu Dhabi
The Tokyo-based bookstore chain is announcing a second venue in the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai store having opened in 2008.
Japan’s Kinokuniya Merges Its US Stores With Its Stationery Subsidiary
The international bookstore chain adds seven stores run directly by Kinokuniya after the company merges with its US gift and stationery subsidiary chain.
Industry Notes: Kinokuniya Partners With PRH on Ebooks; ‘Scribner Building’ Acquired
A partnership with PRH lets Kinokuniya consumers compare English and Japanese editions. And a building in which Hemingway once was printed has been bought.
Friday Photos: Japan’s Kinokuniya Company Opens Its First Bookstore in Cambodia
This week, we have views from the corporate headquarters of Kinokuniya, showing off its 30th world bookstore location, just opened in May as the company’s first store in Cambodia.
In the UAE: Sharjah Publishing City, Kinokuniya Bookstores, Library Drones
News from the Sharjah Book Fair: as the Publishing City rises in Sharjah, nearby Dubai gets a smaller Kinokuniya bookstore. And UAE libraries contemplate drone deliveries.
‘Standing Firm’: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo on Bookselling Amid Challenges
‘Heavy discounting will destroy market order, and idiotic populism will come to reign,’ says Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo, whose Tokyo base aggressively supports English and other-language work.
To Defy Amazon, Kinokuniya Plans to Monopolize More Titles
After snapping up most of Murakami’s latest book to thwart Amazon, Kinokuniya bookstore chain plans to try monopolizing more titles.
To Defy Amazon, Kinokuniya Corners the Market on New Murakami
Kinokuniya, Japan’s largest bookstore chain, has purchased 90% of the print run of Haruki Murakami’s new book to encourage readers to go to physical store.
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