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Amazon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year Abroad

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * A recent article in The Telegraph calls 2015 “the year Amazon delivered on its founder’s vision.” The reporter James Titcomb explains that in 2015 Amazon grew to double its share price, finally became profitable, and is now “almost untouchable as an online retailer” due to its streamlined delivery  service. While it’s been a good year in many respects, the company has also had its share of troubles – facing government investigations, employee […]

For What It’s Worth: Fixed Book Price in Foreign Book Markets

Earlier this year, France made publishing news headlines when its court ruled ebook subscription services like Kindle Unlimited illegal. The law cited was the Lang Law, which gives publishers the exclusive right to set the price of a book. Retailers are not allowed to discount more than 5 percent from this set price. You may be thinking, A measly 5 percent? Here in the United States, we’re used to seeing 50 percent or more slashed off our books. Price fixing in general is regarded as suspect and is, in fact, […]

Design Candy: 20th Century Polish Books

We’re thrilled to welcome Siobhan Gallagher‘s eye for design to Trendsetter. Here’s what she’s cooked up for us this month: I’m really excited to be able to contribute to Design Candy, and I’m starting it off by sharing one of my favorite design categories: Polish book covers. I recently got into Polish poster and book design after seeing an exhibition on The Brothers Quay at MoMA last summer that featured some Polish Surrealism, which I’d never seen before. It opened my eyes to the kind of graphic design that’s been […]