The Virtual Conference Era: the end of in-person events could boost diversity in publishing

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. publishing has lost two of its largest in-person events: BookExpo and BookCon. Occurring annually, these conventions offered a platform for publishing houses, agents, new and established authors, and fans to meet. Going forward, BookExpo and BookCon will likely be a mix of both virtual and in-person presentations.… Read More

Will Waterstones’ Present Be Barnes & Noble’s Future?

American book retailer Barnes & Noble has been purchased in an all-cash transaction by Elliott Advisors for $683 million. The official announcement was made on the morning of June 7th. This deal marks the second purchase of a major bookseller by the hedge fund, following their purchase of UK bookseller Waterstones in 2018. The purchase… Read More