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News stories from the book world in September 2006

September 2006

Promoting Oxfam's bookshop bonanza on the web

25 September 2006

A new phenomenon which is closely linked to the rise of the second-hand book trade is the way that charities have now developed the concept of specialist bookshops and are using them as a major way of generating funds. In the UK Oxfam runs 112 bookstores and sells more than one million books each month.  Read more

The Long Tail

18 September 2006

Chris Anderson's book The Long Tail has shown that the Internet has changed the way books can be sold forever. What's more, it has given new life to vast numbers of books which have only a small individual sale.  Read more

The battle for Christmas

11 September 2006

As those of us in the northern hemisphere settle down to the prospect of autumn, the kids go back to school and the new academic year looms, it's a good time to look at what's in store in the book world.   Read more

China's booming book market

4 September 2006

The Beijing International Book Fair, running from 30 August to 2 September, has provided a fascinating window on a booming book market. China is the largest publisher of books, magazines and newspapers in the world. Its book trade is at last opening up to foreign publishers, presenting significant opportunities which mirror those available in other industries.  Read more