Book Distribution

New French Vending Machines Dispense Free Short Stories
November 16, 2015 at 10:02 am

At Digital Trends, Lulu Chong looked at something new in vending machines: the Short Edition machines set up in Grenoble France under the leadership of the city’s mayor, Green Party member Eric Piolle. Eight of these machines will be located throughout the center of the city. Stories are printed free of charge, and readers can…

Poetry Books Are on the Rise Thanks to Social Media
November 11, 2015 at 2:06 pm

On a recent Friday night, Tyler Knott Gregson, a blond, tattooed poet from Montana, took the stage at a Manhattan bookstore and beamed at the crowd that had come to celebrate his new haiku collection. From Our Advertisers “This is rad. I appreciate it,” he said, taking in the roughly 150 people who had crowded…

Amazon Opens Bookstore in Seattle
November 3, 2015 at 1:13 pm

The opening of Amazon.com's first brick-and-mortar store on Tuesday proves that software is not really "eating the world," as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen put it in 2011. In his widely noted Wall Street Journal column about predatory software, Andreessen wrote: Today, the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, is a software company -- its core capability is its amazing software…

Open Access at a Crossroads
October 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Last week marked the annual celebration/marketing event that is Open Access Week, and this year it seemed something of a mixed bag. Open access (OA) is growing into maturity, and has rapidly become integrated into the scholarly publishing landscape over the last fifteen or so years. We have now reached a point where experiments have…

Big Money, Quiet Storm – The Silent Revolution in Education Publishing
October 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm

On the face of it, not much has changed in education publishing over the years. Major textbook publishers are still the world’s most profitable publishers. The top five players still have an 85 percent stake in an industry that is worth a dizzying estimated $14bn a year in the US alone. While nobody can contest…

OverDrive Announces Massive Global Expansion at Frankfurt Book Fair
October 14, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Fittingly, at the international Frankfurt Book Fair, OverDrive announced a significant global expansion. Adding 300,000 titles to its catalog, the ebook provider now offers books to schools and libraries in over 50 countries and in 50 languages. OverDrive added titles from more than 100 publishers, including Faber & Faber, Simon & Schuster U.K., Penguin Random…

Press Release: Global Content Distribution Simplified with Ingram Content Group’s New Global Connect Locations
October 14, 2015 at 1:33 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—October 14, 2015—Publishers can reach readers around the world and easily build a comprehensive global distribution strategy with Ingram Content Group’s newest Global Connect relationships in China, India and Italy through Lightning Source Inc. “We’ve expanded our Global Connect program to include print opportunities in China, India and Italy,” said David Taylor, Senior Vice…

3 Reasons Amazon is Losing the Plot in India
October 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Back in 1994, Amazon set out to become “the world’s largest bookseller,” making books from all over the world available a mouse click away. And they did it, quickly expanding into additional product categories, selling everything from car parts to condoms. Jeff Bezos’ juggernaut soon galloped through U.S. and out into the world, setting up…

The Murakami Offensive: Is This How Bookstores Beat Amazon?
September 4, 2015 at 12:27 pm

In a bid to outmaneuver Amazon, Kinokuniya, Japan’s largest bookstore chain, recently bought 90% of the first print run of Haruki Murakami’s new book Novelist as a Vocation, a collection of essays the author wrote for Monkey, a Japanese literary magazine. The book arrives in stores on September…

Trajectory Partners With Pan Macmillan UK to Distribute Ebooks to China
August 26, 2015 at 1:51 pm

As the 22nd Beijing International Book Fair convenes, Boston-based Trajectory has announced a suite of new partnerships, capped by one that will take the Pan Macmillan UK catalog into China. "China is a key focus for Pan Macmillan," said PanMac's international director Jonathan Atkins in a prepared statement, "and we are very excited by the potential…