Just the books, please: Public shrugs off Amazon-Hachette spat at BookExpo
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Publishers and the public met this weekend at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention, and seemed to speak in different languages.
If you were part of the book business, "Amazon" was a dirty word and "Hachette" an applause line as editors, booksellers, writers and agents pondered, fretted and otherwise refused to discuss the well-publicized and sharply-worded standoff in negotiations between the online retailer and Hachette Book Group.
But if you were among some 10,000 readers who paid $30 apiece and crowded the aisles, conference rooms and banquet hall of the Jacob K. Javits Center, Amazon likely remained a favourite Internet destination and Hachette a name so unfamiliar that it needed to be repeated.
Read more Business News
- Market welcomes liquor vendorsPenticton / S. Okanagan
- Crime and the newsVernon / N. Okanagan
- Tentative sale of Ric's GrillKelowna
- MV Okanagan gets hung upVernon / N. Okanagan
|QHR Technologies Inc||1.15||-0.02|
|Anavex Life Sciences||0.275||-0.005|
|Copper Mountain Mining||2.82||0.00|
|Sunrise Resources Ltd||0.05||+0.025|
|Mission Ready Services||0.19||+0.01|
Photo: Thinkstock.comWays to reduce your Debt:Make a budget and get budget counselingA basic first step for debt reduction is to prepare a budget and plan your spending. Once you have a budget, you mu...
The Big Picture Geopolitical tensions rattle markets The spectre of rising geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Gaza cast a shadow over an otherwise positive week in the markets. News that a passenger...
The mainstream media are finally waking up to something unusual in British Columbia – a labour shortage. If the experience of Alberta is a guide to our own future, the highly skilled labour will...