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'Retail stonewalling' and Amazon sightings in bookstores

Oil and water...The general pattern, of course, has been simple: many bookshops, objecting to Amazon's effects on the industry, have declined to carry books from Amazon Publishing imprints. Read more »

#FutureChat recap: Multi-track issues

Friday (22nd August) after our good #FutureChat exchange about the recent protests of Amazon's negotiating tactics, one of our FutureBook community members noticed that the #UK's "Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store" ranking seemed to be top-heavy with a group of Amazon Publishing titles.

In fact, these titles doing so well on the list were all books published by Amazon Publishing imprints. And they were the same titles, in fact, that the mobile-service company EE was offering in a free-Kindle-ebook promotion. Read more »

Marcello Vena: All Brain's chief future officer

From Big Ideas to a big move

Innovation isn't the holy grail of the moment only for publishing. It can, in fact, mean a leap of faith away from the day-to-day heart of the business for some of our industry's players. Read more »

You are your metadata: #FutureChat

"I love algorithms. They get you so much more of the way there than starting with human search." And a lot of folks who agree with Bowker's Laura Dawson were glad she said that during Friday's #FutureChat with The Bookseller's TheFutureBook.net community. Read more »

#FutureChat: Can subscriptions pay off for all kinds of books?

Join us each Friday when our #FutureChat with The Bookseller's FutureBook community focuses on a topic in publishing and the digital dynamic. We'll be live on Twitter at 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. New York time, 8 a.m. Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Berlin, 3 p.m. GMT.

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