Bookseller Briefing 18/17 – week ending 5 May

Kobo brings out new version of waterproof Aura Kobo is releasing a new e-reader, the Kobo Aura H2O – Edition 2, which it says has transformed the best features of the Kobo Aura One into a lighter and smaller size device. It will also be cheaper at £149.99. The reader has the same overall design as the Aura One, including the…

Bookseller Briefing 14/17 – week ending 7 April

Marvel executive blames plummeting sales on diversity and female characters A Marvel executive has blamed declining comic book sales on the studio’s efforts to promote diversity and female characters. The company’s vice president of sales, David Gabriel, said readers “were turning their noses up” at diversity and “didn’t want female characters out there”, according to…

Bookseller Briefing 33/16 – week ending 19 August

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller New Mr Men characters created for 45th Anniversary  Philippa Gregory insists on ‘fact clause’ in film contracts Kobo to release premium blue-light reducing ereader Robots to help in Amazon’s new Essex warehouse Weekly eRanking  For only the second time in weekly e-book ranking history, The Girl on the Train (Transworld) is number one,…

Ebooks – Kindle vs Kobo 2016 – eBook prices, eReaders and apps

Kobo’s excellent eReaders make it the best alternative to Amazon’s Kindle, we compare the services on price, eReaders and apps Acknowledgements : expertreviews.co.uk Seth Barton @SethBarton1 2 Mar 2016 FACEBOOK TWITTER GOOGLE+ EMAIL Comments If you’re looking to buy your first eReader, or are thinking about switching to or from Amazon, then this guide is…

The Bookseller Briefing 39 – week ending 2 Oct

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Publishers more content with digital transition than authors WHS reveals 100 most voted for paperbacks Labour would ‘agressively’ target Amazon and Google to pay fair tax Foyles Birmingham opens with audio-visual ‘author pods’ Young people prefer print to ebooks Kobo launches ‘Super Points’ loyalty scheme    

The Bookseller Briefing 14 – week ending 10 April

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Book town Sedbergh seeks new recruits Kobo to release new device in summer The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) launches major video website HarperCollins US ‘to return to full agency’ on e-books Oyster launches e-book store Murakami shortlisted for Indie Foreign Fiction Prize   Booksellers welcome new Discworld title UK booksellers have…