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News stories from the book world in October 2009

October 2009

UK versus US readers

26 October 2009

A recent study from Book Marketing Limited, which runs the Books & Consumers survey, and Bowker, which runs the US equivalent, PubTrack, has highlighted some interesting differences between British and American readers.   Read more

A sober Frankfurt

19 October 2009

No-one expected Frankfurt to be a ball this year. Everyone knew that the big parties were cancelled - no more trying to crash the big Bertelsmann extravaganza and none of the other opulent parties of old. It's still a shock to find that it was so very subdued.   Read more

The Kindle goes global

11 October 2009

This was the week when, in the middle of an unsurprising Booker and an unremarkable Nobel Prize for Literature, Amazon launched its much-heralded Kindle 2 international edition.   Read more

It's Frankfurt time again

4 October 2009

The annual Frankfurt Book FairWorld's largest trade fair for books; held annually mid-October at Frankfurt Trade Fair, Germany; First three days exclusively for trade visitors; general public can attend last two. starts on 14 October and already publishers from around the globe are gearing up for the many meetings, arranged weeks ago, which they will be packing in with publishers from all over the world.   Read more