book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Thursday 29th September

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

The French Do Buy Books. Real Books

Posted at 8:57AM Thursday 10 Jul 2014

One of the maddening things about being a foreigner in France is that hardly anyone in the rest of the world knows what's really happening here. They think Paris is a Socialist museum where people are exceptionally good at eating small bits of chocolate and tying scarves.

In fact, the French have all kinds of worthwhile ideas on larger matters. This occurred to me recently when I was strolling through my museum-like neighborhood in central Paris, and realized there were — I kid you not — seven bookstores within a 10-minute walk of my apartment. Granted, I live in a bookish area. But still: Do the French know something about the book business that we Americans don't?

New York Times (via Literary Saloon)





Search the news archive:
 






More Feature Items

Trigger Warning: The Return Of Sleazy Crime Comics
www.theguardian.com

Violent pulp comics are preparing for a revival

2016 Trend Report: What Publishers Need To Know
jwikert.typepad.com

The Future Today Institute has created a terrific, free report summarizing key technology trends and what they mean for tomorrow

Machine Learning and Bestseller Prediction
www.digitalbookworld.com

More Than Words Can Say

Bookouture is Britain's Hottest Digital Publisher
www.publishersweekly.com

Aims to be 'the best digital publisher in the world'

10 Writing Competitions For The Autumn
completelynovel.com

We gather together the best writing competitions with deadlines up the end of 2016.

At This Office, Curling Up With A Good Book Is Encouraged
www.theglobeandmail.com

The PRH Canada offices profiled

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. How one Amazon Kindle scam made millions of dollars
  2. Bookouture is Britain's Hottest Digital Publisher
  3. Penguin Random House Launches Scifi/Fantasy Site 'Unbound Worlds'
  4. Richell prize: Susie Greenhill wins literary award for 'ecological love story'
  5. Dan Brown returns to Da Vinci decoder for new novel Origin
  6. His Bloody Project To Be Adapted For The Screen
  7. Judges Announced For The World's Richest Short Story Prize 2017
  8. Winners Of The 2016 Emerging Voices Awards Announced
  9. Goldsmiths Prize Shortlists Novels 'That Break The Mould'
  10. James Patterson Calls Off His Fictional Murder Of Stephen King