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Mon, 01 Mar 2010 06:04
Each Monday, here on Editor's Corner, I run through the latest issue of the Bookseller magazine and pick out the bits and pieces of book industry news that catch my eye.
This quick round-up of book stuff is mainly culled from the Bookseller magazine (Friday February 26th issue):
- the best hope "for the beleagured travel market is for it to 'plateau out', as sales slumped by almost 90%" However...
- ... "travel publishers and booksellers will try to recapture travellers' interest and improve travel sales with enhanced digital content, consumer research and events"
- the new-look Bookseller Industry Awards, "formed by the merger of The Bookseller's Retail Awards with the British Book Industry Awards, a.k.a. the Trade Nibbies, are launched this week"
- Gardners "is launching an 'Indie Bookshop Recommends' range for book clubs and has offered to match publisher discounts to indies, as part of a new promotion"
- Viking "has twiced increased the print run of Andrew Rawnsley's The End of the Party... Allegations from the book, including that Gordon Brown bullied staff, have dominated the headlines"
- The Libel Reform Campaign "led by English PEN, Index on Censorship and Sense Against Science, has welcomed a report on libel law issued this week (24th February) by a cross-party group of MPs"
- resistance "among authors to the revised Google Book Settlement stiffened this week with the launch of a campaign group to militate against the erosion of copyright"
- Oneworld Classics "is launching a new imprint that focusses on 'some of the best classics' published by John Calder, as well as newly-commissioned works from world literature"
- illustrated publisher "Octopus has acquired the UK publishing arm of Australian Women's Weekly"
- Thursday, 4th March, is World Book Day
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