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  • Amazon Says It is Not a 'Lawless' Retail Platform As Charged by 'NYT'

    The recent 'New York Times' feature on Amazon, which focuses on how much control the tech giant exerts over the book business, has provoked a response from the company. Specifically, Amazon responded to claims in the article that it takes a lax approach to policing the sale of counterfeit books on its website.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: June 24, 2019

    ‘Songs of America’ by presidential biographer Jon Meacham and country singer Tim McGraw is the #3 book in the country. Plus the founders of the Skimm hit #8 in the U.S. with a self-help title, and Jennifer Weiner returns to adult fiction with ‘Mrs. Everything.’

  • Units Rise 1.2% in Mid-June, Led by Gains in Nonfiction

    In the week ended June 15, 2019, unit sales of print books rose 1.2% over the comparable week in 2018 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Publishers Wait for Daunt to Take B&N

    As Elliott Advisors’ bid for B&N moves forward, publishers pin their hopes on incoming CEO James Daunt.

  • Unit Sales Had Small Gain in Early June

    Good performances by the nonfiction segment offset softness in fiction in the week ended June 8, 2019, leading to a small gain in print unit sales over the comparable week in 2018 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: June 17, 2019

    Books by debut novelists Ocean Vuong and Kristen Arnett make their marks on our hardcover nonfiction list. Plus Jean Kwok’s ‘Searching for Sylvie Lee’ is a Read with Jenna and Belletrist pick, and Sarah Haywood’s ‘The Cactus’ gets the Reese’s Book Club nod.

  • With No New Bid, Elliott's Offer for B&N Stands

    The midnight deadline for alternative bids for Barnes & Noble has come and gone, making the offer submitted by Elliott Advisors the final one. This means the hedge fund is now the official the owner-in-waiting of America’s largest bookstore chain.

  • Bookstore Sales End Slide in April

    Bookstore sales stopped a year-long slide in April with sales rising 3.4% over April 2018, hitting $693 million.

  • Ingram Explores West Coast Fulfillment Options

    In the wake of B&T's plan to withdraw from the wholesale market, Ingram Content Group is exploring adding more direct distribution services to retailers in the western U.S.

  • Rejecting Objections, NYC Landmarks the Strand

    The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to landmark 826 Broadway, the building that houses the Strand Bookstore—a decision the owner says will be costly to the store.

  • MVB US Promises Booksellers Enhanced Communication with Publishers

    MVB US is offering a special promotion to independent booksellers who want to take advantage of the company's Pubeasy and Pubnet services for direct ordering and communication with publishers.

  • Building Your Baby's Library with Tundra Books

    Tundra Books encourages parents to think beyond the classics. (Sponsored)

  • Daunt Relishes Challenge of Leading B&N

    James Daunt turned around the fortune of U.K. chain Waterstones and is embracing the opportunity to do the same Barnes & Noble.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: June 10, 2019

    Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark have the #1 book in the country with ‘Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered.’ Plus South Carolina favorite Dorothea Benton Frank returns with ‘Queen Bee,’ and journalist Tony Horwitz’s ‘Spying on the South’ makes its list debut.

  • Indie Playlist Winners Announced

    The Indie Playlist promotion, launched in April by a select group of independent publishers. has announced that Hannah Fenster and Emily Miller of The Bookshop in Baltimore were April's prize winners.

  • Big Adult Nonfiction Gains Drive Up Units in Late May

    Led by double-digit gains in adult nonfiction, unit sales of print books rose 4.4% in the week ended May 25, 2019, compared to the similar week last year, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Bookseller Options in the Post-B&T Retail World

    If you’re a bookseller, you’re probably looking to figure out the best way to keep books coming in following Baker & Taylor's withdrawal from retail wholesale. Here are your options.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: June 3, 2019

    Fox News host Mark R. Levin has the #1 book in the country with ‘Unfreedom of the Press.’ Plus ‘Make Your Bed’ author William H. McRaven returns with ‘Sea Stories,’ and the end of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ spells strong sales for George R.R. Martin’s books.

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