The members and boards of directors of the Periodical and Book Association of America (PBAA) and the International Periodical Distributors Association (IPDA) have approved a plan to merge the organizations.
The name of the new, combined organization, headquartered in New York City, is the Magazines and Books at Retail Association (MBR).
The official announcement was made today during the annual Magazines at Retail conference, being held June 13-15 in Greenwich, Conn. Continue reading
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Unfortunately, once again the MagNet report indicates that the single copy is facing another crisis. Unit sales are down 10.2% and dollars are down 7.6%. Yet, as MagNet reports, the top 100 titles contributed significantly to that decline.
The story isn’t that bad for titles that rank 100 to 1,000. According to the report: “In aggregate, the group of titles ranked between 100 and 1,000 actually increased in sales during the fourth quarter 2015 when compared to the sales of titles that fell within the same segment during fourth quarter 2014.” Continue reading
New York, NY – March 8, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced they will be continuing and expanding their partnership with Make:, publisher of Make: magazine and producer of Maker Faire, to build on the huge success of last year’s inaugural retail Mini Maker Faire. The retail partnership highlights both companies ongoing commitment to advancing tech literacy and bringing awareness to the Maker Movement, with special events, experiences and promotions throughout the year, all culminating in the second annual retail Mini Maker Faire in November. Barnes & Noble’s second Mini Maker Faire will once again deliver authentic, credible experiences that Maker Faire attendees have historically come to expect; all the while introducing, educating and engaging others to what the Maker Movement is all about. Continue reading
By Jenny Shank
December 28, 2015
In the 17 years following the introduction of e-book readers in 1998, digital reading has brought about enormous changes in the bookselling, publishing, and reading landscapes. Although it looked like the e-book tide was going to continue rolling in, this year the momentum of e-books, particularly among those produced by major publishers, seemed to slow. Old-fashioned print reading showed signs of resurgence. Mark Zuckerberg introduced a reading group that didn’t make much of a splash. Self-publishing continued to surge, which led to some growing pains as Amazon tweaked how some indie authors would be paid. Finally, an old-fashioned format, the email newsletter, continues to enjoy newfound popularity. Continue reading
On behalf of the Distripress Executive Committee I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Jones as Distripress Managing Director from January 1st 2016.