Sales increases for self-published titles in the pandemic is likely related to the accessibility of ebooks during bookstore and library closures.
Publishing houses face strain, and in some cases, closure, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Authors are looking for alternative ways to get their work to readers.
Jeff Bezos reshaped retail as CEO of Amazon.
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Jeff Bezos announced he’s stepping down as CEO, almost 27 years after he founded the company as an online bookstore.
Independent bookstores are places where culture is collected and disseminated. The gentrification of city centres makes their existence increasingly precarious.
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The demands of gentrification in some neighbourhoods are proving deadly for some independent businesses, including local bookstores, often forcing them to close.
The thousand and one lives of the paper book.
Are the stacks of books in your library still alive? Why keep them if they are not? Why does our attachment to the printed word not waver in the face of its digital counterpart?
Factors ranging from the timing of a book’s release to its subject matter can determine whether it will crack the vaunted list.
It’s easier to make the list than you might think.
Saturday is Love Your Bookshop Day –
but bookshops face many challenges.
Despite dire predictions, bookstores are doing well: they are curators of taste and community hubs. But their challenges are many – from the arrival of Amazon Down Under to a ‘post-truth’ climate that devalues knowledge.