Key market developments – The future of bookselling – statistics and trends

10:20 to 11:05 a.m.
Platinum II

This session will provide an overview of market developments in both physical and digital books. Our two presenters, with very different perspectives, will help us to understand what has happened in retail bookselling over the last 12 months – and what may happen over the next 12.

The Speakers

Jonathan Nowell is president of the Nielsen Book, a subsidiary of Nielsen. Nielsen Book is the leading provider of product information, ecommerce and measurement analytics to the book industry globally and operates under the BookData, BookNet and BookScan brands. Jonathan also chairs the Book Industry Communication (BIC) operations board in the UK and is a board director of BISG (Book Industry Study Group) in the US. Jonathan has worked in the book and broader publishing industry for most of his career.

Philip Downer is a retail consultant who has had 17 years experience in the book trade,working in senior positions at Borders UK and Waterstone’s. His consultancy, Front of Store, provides consultancy support on retail and book trade matters in the UK and overseas.

Mark Bide was appointed executive director of EDItEUR in January 2009; he remains a director of Rightscom, the specialist media consultancy where he has worked since 2001. Mark has worked in and around the publishing industry for 40 years, having been a director of the European subsidiaries of both CBS Publishing and John Wiley & Sons. He is a visiting professor of the University of the Arts London.


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