Tagged with book trade

London Book Fair 2012: A Personal Perspective

I attended the London Book Fair at Earls Court this month; the first time in several years. I was left with several over-riding impressions. The Fair remains the premier International Book Fair. It was busy – very busy – with 25,000 delegates, half from overseas, attracted by the 1,500 exhibitors from 57 countries. The Bookseller suggested … Continue reading

Time to go live with Hive?

Time to go live with Hive?

THANKS TO MELANIE CARROLL of Unicorn Tree Books, Lincoln, for her latest comment on this new initiative from Gardners: … while me & Gareth discuss the differences looked for in an online ability between b&m and online sellers, good old Gardners just gets on and does the job to reveal things with an almost perfect … Continue reading

eBook sales and digital reader update

From January 24 – 26, the Publishing Industry will gather in New York for the Digital Book World Conference to debate the new technologies. I really wish I was going but, like me, you can follow it on Twitter during the coming week. As Christians in this industry, we simply cannot ignore such immense changes … Continue reading

eBook Sales – Weighing up the Digital Impact

Phil Groom was kind enough to invite me to cross-post from my personal blog where I have taken a periodic interest in the rise of the eBook. I’m fascinated by the explosive potential of their impact in our small niche within the wider book trade. Digital is clearly not going away but somehow it doesn’t quite … Continue reading

The Lost Symbol and the Lost Hashtag #LBF09 #LBF

It’s a tricky business getting to grips with new media, especially when you’re dealing with a two thousand year old story — always assuming, of course, that Dan Brown’s new novel, The Lost Symbol, actually does take up the plot where The Da Vinci Code left off rather than lose it completely. But this post … Continue reading