Thalia Buys 50% Stake in Skoobe

9 October, 2018 // 0 Comments

The German bookstore chain Thalia is about to become a 50% shareholder in subscription ebook service, Skoobe. Launched in 2012 as a partnership between Bertelsmann and Holtzbrinck, Skoobe is a more [Read More ...]

Waterstones is Buying Foyles

7 September, 2018 // 9 Comments

Two UK bookstore chains are merging. Waterstones, a chain of 250 stores with revenues around 388 million pounds per year, is buying Foyles, a chain of 7 stores generating around 25 million pounds per [Read More ...]

Shelf Awareness Launches B&N CEO Hunt

23 August, 2018 // 3 Comments

Barnes & Noble is currently looking for its fifty millionth CEO in the past five years, and the Shelf Awareness newsletter wants to help. They have proposed that, rather than hire someone from [Read More ...]

Walmart Now Partnered with OverDrive

21 August, 2018 // 2 Comments

The hot news this Tuesday morning is the launch of Walmart's new ebookstore (powered by Kobo), but that is not the only potential bombshell dropping today. I have just learned that Walmart has also [Read More ...]
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