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If you’re a book publisher, you’ve got the blues real bad

If you’re a book publisher, you’ve got the blues real bad

If you’re an independent bookseller in Australia at the moment, you probably feel better than anyone else in the industry does, writes Henry Rosenbloom, the founder and publisher of Scribe Publishing.

How private equity ‘dud’ bids destroy value, not create it

How private equity ‘dud’ bids destroy value, not create it

The phrase "private equity to bid" is no indication of news, or quality in a story.

Life after REDgroup — Crikey maps the bookshop closures

Life after REDgroup — Crikey maps the bookshop closures

In 2009, the number of Australian bookshops stood at around 2270. Following the REDgroup administration, and other shop openings and closures, we know that this figure is now around the 2000 mark. Some suburbs and towns are now without a dedicated bookshop, writes Bookseller + Publisher's Elly Keating.

REDGroup collapse: few lifelines as publishers slash orders

REDGroup collapse: few lifelines as publishers slash orders

Australia's largest book retailer is on the verge of total collapse, with administrators likely to break up the Borders and Angus & Robertson chains to sell to other retailers.

Borders and A&R simply got the business model wrong

Borders and A&R simply got the business model wrong

Should the demise of the mega bookseller come as a surprise? Probably not.

Last page for book buying? Carr, Cunningham, Rosenbloom on REDgroup

Last page for book buying? Carr, Cunningham, Rosenbloom on REDgroup

Book retailer REDgroup is a victim of online retailers (and the federal government's rejection of recommendations to open up the local market) or simply poor management. Crikey asked publishers and retailers what it means.

Crikey says: who killed REDgroup?

Crikey says: who killed REDgroup?

Everyone's in a lather this morning over the collapse of REDgroup retail, the owner of Borders Australia and Angus & Robertson.