IBF Newsflash 71
28 December 2011
HEAVILY CRITICIZED ABOUT THE PRICE CHECK APP - OREN TEICHER WRITES TO JEFF
Amazon has annoyed retailers in the US with a new price check app that allows shoppers to get a discount on items via the online store if they find them to be more expensive elsewhere.
- INDIEBOUND READER NOW AVAILABLE FOR IOS
SALES RELY ON BRICK AND MORTAR BOOKSHOPS
24 percent of people who said they had bought books from an online retailer in the last month also said they had seen the book in a brick-and-mortar bookstore first
SUCCESSFUL EVENT FOR THE BOOK TRADE AT THE AWARDS FOR EUROPEAN UNION LITERATURE PRIZE ON 29 NOVEMBER IN BRUSSELS
More than 300 participants took place in this high level event, honoured by the presence of Commissioner Vassiliou, the Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Doris Pack, Chair of the Committee for Culture at the European Parliament and various Ministers for Culture.