Canceling Imprint

March 11, 2005 by  
Filed under Articles, Book Publishing

Gordon Lockheed has a few questions about a public television network cancelling English language television’s longest-running book show.

Translating Heather

October 22, 2004 by  
Filed under Articles, Book Publishing

Gordon Lockheed reports on the Chapters/Indigo shareholder meeting…

Bulletins From the Book Trade: The Richmond Chapters Anti-Reader Fin

November 5, 2003 by  
Filed under Articles, Book Publishing

Gordon Lockheed finds a telling example of Chapters/Indigo’s new merchandising strategy in the suburbs of Vancouver…

What’s Wrong in the Book Trade?

September 23, 2003 by  
Filed under Articles, Book Publishing

Gordon Lockheed continues his investigation of book publishing and book selling in Canada. (Other articles in the series are lodged in our BP&BS topic category)

General Dies in Bed, or, Jack Stoddart’s Legacy

September 11, 2002 by  
Filed under Articles, Book Publishing

Gordon Lockheed outlines the implications of the collapse of Stoddart and General Distribution Services…(there are five other articles on the crisis in Canadian publishing in the BP&BS archive)

Why Canadian Novels Aren’t Selling Anymore

February 6, 2002 by  
Filed under Articles, Book Publishing

Brian Fawcett taps one of his inside sources for an explanation to why the sales of Canadian-authored novels have died.

Indigo Blues

January 12, 2002 by  
Filed under Articles, Book Publishing

Frank Davis rides again, this time to explain why
the Chapters/Indigo experiment doesn’t work, and to hint at alternatives

Fungibility and Bookselling

November 22, 2001 by  
Filed under Articles, Book Publishing

Frank Davis speculates on the possible effect a strange economic fetish has on the way the selling of books is currently being mishandled.

Bookselling and Book Publishing in Canada, an emergency report

October 26, 2001 by  
Filed under Articles, Book Publishing

Gordon Lockheed, with notes from Frank Davis, weighs in with the first of a series of reports on the conditions for writing, publishing and reading books in Canada.

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