The demise of Borders and A&R

REDGroup Retail, owner of two of Australia’s largest retail bookselling chains, Borders and Angus & Robertson (which between them account for around 20% of Australian book retailing), was placed in voluntary administration last week. The shockwaves have reverberated throughout the retail community and the business community generally. Many reasons have been advanced. The three most […]

Smackdown: Printed Editions vs. Digital Editions

I recently read an amusing article in which a paper company sought to fight back against the “ridiculous” notion that electronic books are greener than printed books. The article, from a company called International Paper and called “Smackdown: Printed Editions vs. Digital Editions” compared the environmental profile of ink-on-paper publications (dead tree editions) to digital […]