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Do indie bookstores really have that much to fear from digital disruption?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 26, 2014 // 3 Comments

Publishing savant and veteran book world journalist Jane Friedman has just shared “5 Valuable Charts That Show How Publishing Is Changing” from her personal Pinterest board, which she uses “for speaking at conferences and providing insight into how the industry is changing.” [...]

UK Booksellers Association CEO sends curious Xmas card

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

As reported in The Bookseller, UK Booksellers Association CEO Tim Godfray has circulated a rather interesting Christmas message to members, highlighting some key priorities for the BA that appear, on reflection, a little odd – when set against those members’ actual interests. Godfray [...]

UK Books Are My Bag promo campaign launches: Now don't call me baby

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

UK booksellers are being invited by the Booksellers Association to join in the Books Are My Bag campaign, leading up to a Big Bookshop Party and celebrity photocall on Sat., Sept. 14 that kicks off a series of events timetabled to last until Christmas. Described as “the biggest ever [...]

ALLi petitions book world to 'Open Up to Indie Authors'

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Following Susan Lulgjuraj’s earlier coverage of the work of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the prominent London-headquartered “nonprofit, professional association for self-publishing writers” is now taking an even more active role on behalf of the self-publishing [...]

Found: Booksellers Association UK showrooming survey

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

The publicity office of the UK Booksellers Association sent me a copy of their Book Buying Survey June 2013, prepared in conjunction with Britain’s Independent Booksellers Week and much quoted by UK media in connection with practices such as showrooming. I’ve written repeatedly [...]

TeleRead Weather Report: Showrooming schlockstorm still rages in UK

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

The furor around showrooming in the UK media and book trade just won’t die down. Showrooming is about as popular as grooming or cottaging these days in the British lexicon. Now Publishing Perspectives has picked up more coverage in London’s City A.M. of that now-infamous report from the [...]

UK Booksellers Association offers three e-book solutions to its members

By Chris Meadows
June 16, 2012 // 2 Comments

The Bookseller and FutureBook report on a recent meeting of affiliates of the UK’s Booksellers Association at which representatives of three e-book companies—Kobo, Anobii, and Gardners—pitched their respective product frameworks. Unlike the American Booksellers Association (whose own [...]

Booksellers continue to object to British Library Amazon links

By Chris Meadows
October 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

The controversy over the British Library’s Amazon links is not over. The Bookseller reports that Tim Godfray, chief executive of the UK’s Booksellers Association, is asking the British Library’s CEO to review the matter, and other booksellers are expressing dismay at the library “ignoring [...]

The Atlantic covers Google Editions

By Chris Meadows
July 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Peter Osnos at The Atlantic has a piece looking at what is known about Google Editions. It mentions that Google says it’s inked deals with 35,000 publishers, and will have millions of titles to offer. The e-books will be stored on Google’s cloud, and will support the same sort of [...]

Quick Notes: Twitter leads, Kindle news, true ‘e-paper’, and more

By Chris Meadows
May 24, 2010 // 1 Comment

MediaBistro’s eBookNewser and GalleyCat have been putting together a directory of good Twitter accounts to follow for e-book news. Gratifyingly, our very own Paul Biba tops their list. Thanks for the mention, MediaBistro! Engadget reports that Amazon and ASUS are teaming up to pre-install the [...]

UK Booksellers Association produces Digital Guide

By Paul Biba
May 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

As reported in The Bookseller, the Association has produced a guide for members that covers websites, audiobooks, e-books, e-readers, print-on-demand, social networking, tweeting, blogging, and internet marketing. Sharon Murray, president of the BA, said: “E-book sales outstripped audiobooks [...]

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