Bookseller Briefing 33/19 – week ending 16 August

Orion launches digital imprint Dash Orion is launching a new digital-first commercial fiction imprint called Dash this autumn, led by commissioning editor Victoria Oundjian. The venture, which aims to “connect readers with stories, fast” will publish across all fiction genres including romance, comedy, suspense, historical tales and thought-provoking novels about the modern world. Oundjian will…

Bookseller Briefing 17/18 – week ending 27 April

Readers encouraged to ‘ditch burdensome books’ for WBN New research by the Reading Agency suggests the UK is a nation afflicted with “book-block”, with many readers deciding to give up on books after struggling through a difficult title. The survey, commissioned to mark World Book Night on Monday 23rd April, reveals more than half of…

Bookseller Briefing 12/18 – week ending 23 March

Publishers take on planet’s ‘plastic pandemic’ Two more publishers are wading into the market for books educating the public about plastic’s ruinous impact on the environment and what humanity can do to help clean up its act. Ebury has revealed it is releasing an “eco-friendly” guide in May by Martin Dorey, founder of international anti-plastic movement the…

The Bookseller – Foyles Birmingham … ‘This is 21st century bookselling’

      Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Foyles Birmingham opens with audio-visual ‘author pods’ Published September 29, 2015. By Lisa Campbell The new Foyles Birmingham store opened today (30th September) featuring audio-visual ‘author pods’ reading stories to customers. In a new move for Foyles, the Birmingham’s Grand Central Station bookshop contains three audio-visual ‘author pods’ and a…