Wednesday News: Simon & Schuster opens up digital lending, Taiwanese book business booming, Montlake offers review copies, and Hungarian anti-rape, woman-shaming video
“We very much look forward to serving the broadest possible segment of the library community in order to bring our e-books to their patrons,” said S&S president and CEO Carolyn Reidy, who added that the publisher still hopes libraries will “consider ‘Buy It Now’ as a new and viable option to generate revenue for the library and provide a service for their patrons.” –Publishers Weekly
Eslite is now expanding into China, and is facing criticism for its decision to preemptively suppress the sale of certain books of which the Chinese government would likely not approve.
Eslite has hit upon a concept to dodge this trend — making the store as much a place for books as it is for design, fashion and home styling, small cafes and restaurants.
It reported revenue of around $425 million in 2013, with books accounting for some 40 percent of sales, according to company spokesman Timothy Wang. Sales are expected to increase by almost eight percent this year. –CNN
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The key takeaway from the “You can do something about it, you can do something against it” campaign? Hungarian women should not invite rape by drinking, flirting, dressing scantily, or dancing suggestively.
In case the message was lost, another county police department in the country issued a statement on Tuesday warning that “flirting by young women can often elicit violence,” according to the AP. –The Atlantic