Direct to Consumer Sales

Amazon to Open Bookstore in Dedham, Massachusetts
September 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Amazon.com Inc. acknowledged its plans to open a physical bookstore in Dedham next year, part of the pioneering e-commerce company’s ongoing experiments with brick-and-mortar retail. The Globe reported Monday that Amazon was advertising for about 20 jobs, including store managers, front-line retail staffers, and an inventory coordinator for an upcoming bookstore at the Legacy Place…

Independent Publishing Sector Is 'Thriving' Says IPG Report
September 20, 2016 at 10:40 am

The UK’s independent publishing sector is growing and “thriving”, a second annual independent publishing report has found. However, Brexit has materialised as the most significant issue facing members now, with staffing resources and cash flow issues high among the concerns. Intended as a “comprehensive” overview of and analysis into the state of independent publishing in…

Why Is Amazon Expanding to 100 Pop-Up Stores?
September 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm

The world’s largest online retailer could be bringing its wares to a mall near you, according to Business Insider, which reports that Amazon is planning to establish up to 100 pop-up stores across the country. The pop-up kiosks differ from Amazon’s online store and its existing brick-and-mortar shop in Seattle in that they are non-permanent…

All Quiet at B&N Annual Meeting
September 15, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Despite the release last week of disappointing quarterly results and the surprise dismissal of CEO Ron Boire in August, Barnes & Noble’s shareholders meeting held Wednesday morning was a tranquil affair. No shareholders in attendance asked B&N founder and interim CEO Len Riggio about what exactly led to Boire’s ouster, or pressed for more details…

Press Release: Legacy West Announces New Barnes & Noble Concept Store
September 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm

PLANO, Texas — August 31, 2016 — Legacy West, the largest new urban destination in North Texas, will be the first shopping center in the Southwest to add a new Barnes & Noble concept store to its growing list of best in class tenants. This is the fifth new store announced by Barnes & Noble,…

People Are Still Buying Books at Indie Bookstores
August 31, 2016 at 2:10 pm

The death of bricks and mortar book-selling has been predicted for years. This is a depressing thought when so many of us (I’m a two-time non-fiction author, so I have skin this game) earn our living (or hope to), from the acquisition, editing, writing, designing, marketing and selling of books, whether adult coloring books, how-to…

Some Ohio University Professors Ditch the Textbooks, and the Prices
August 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm

When associate history professor Robert Ingram announced to his Western Civilization class that there would be no textbook required, he said he was met with a sigh of relief. Instead, Ingram said he would scan documents for his students to read, rather than have them pay out of pocket for expensive college textbooks. The average undergraduate student at a…

Amazon Plans to Open a Chicago Bookstore in Lakeview
August 26, 2016 at 11:32 am

Amazon is opening an offline bookstore in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. "We are excited to be bringing Amazon Books to Southport in Chicago," Amazon spokeswoman Deborah Bass said in an email Thursday. Bass said the store, targeted to open next year, will be at 3443 N. Southport Ave., the former location of the now-closed Mystic Celt…

PRH Canada Opens Toronto Bookstore
August 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm

On Wednesday, Penguin Random House Canada has opened a new "Penguin Shop" bookstore on the first floor of the tower that houses the company’s offices in Toronto. The building, at 320 Front Street West, is close to both the Rogers Center sports arena and the iconic CN Tower. The 158-square-foot-store, which previously housed a shoe…

Barnes and Noble Faces a Challenge that Has Not Been Clearly Spelled Out
August 24, 2016 at 9:56 am

The sudden dismissal of Ron Boire, the CEO of Barnes & Noble, follows the latest financial reporting from Barnes & Noble and has inspired yet another round of analysis about their future. When the financial results were released last month, there was a certain amount of celebrating over the fact that store closings are down…