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