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Hachette Chief: ‘New York is No Longer a Bookstore City’

Julie Bosman‘s disheartening NYT look at the dwindling number of Manhattan bookstores is a Dickens of a downer. In this tale of two cities, the best-times scenario has been gradually giving way to a bookworm’s worst nightmare.

RizzoliBookstoreLogoThe Rizzoli and Bank Street bookstores are scrambling to find new digs; state data shows a 30% drop in NYC bookstore locations between 2000 and 2012. There are also depressing quotes from lifelong New Yorker/author Robert Caro and a book industry big wig:

With the closing of several Barnes & Noble and Borders stores, it is difficult to shop for new books in Midtown, the same neighborhood that houses Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and much of Penguin Random House.

“There are some great bookstores, but there aren’t a lot of them,” said Michael Pietsch, the chief executive of Hachette. “Compared to other cities, New York is no longer a bookstore city.”

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AAM Names CEO, NY Times Taps Midwest Correspondent

The Alliance for Audited Media — which verifies newspaper and magazine circulations — has named a new CEO, and The New York Times is getting a new Midwest correspondent. Details are below.

  • AAM has named Tom Drouillard its new CEO, president, and managing director. Drouillard was most recently president and CEO of Scarborough Research. Previously, he served as president of the Americas at Nielsen Online. He’s succeeding Mike Lavery, who is retiring from AAM on March 31.
  • Julie Bosman is moving on from The New York Times’ book publishing beat to become the paper’s Midwest correspondent. Bosman has been with the Times for 12 years. During her time at the paper she has covered education,media, advertising and politics.

The New York Times To Include E-Book Best-Seller Rankings

According to New York Times reporter Julie Bosman, the Times will begin to publish lists of top selling e-books in early 2011.  The newspaper has printed best-seller lists since 1935 and now will acknowledge the rise of digital content with weekly rankings.  NYT‘s editor of news surveys and election analysis Jane Elder says this addition to the Times has been a long time coming:

“We’ve had our eye on e-book sales since e-books began.  It was clear that e-books were taking a greater and greater share of total sales, and we wanted to be able to tell our readers which titles were selling and how they fit together with print sales.”

The Times weekly e-book rundown will be based on data provided by publishers, chain bookstores, independent booksellers, and online retailers.  The new list will premiere in both the print and online versions of The New York Times book review.

Times Steals Our TVNewser

stelter_times_061207.jpgWell, score one for the Gray Lady. Brian Stelter, our TVNewser blog wunderkind, is leaving the friendly confines of the mediabistro.com server farm for the New York Times.

Here’s the Times memo:

Colleagues,

You read about him on the front page of The New York Times last November, in “The Kid With All the News About the TV News.” Now you’ll read him in The New York Times.

Brian Stelter, the TVNewser blogger, is joining the Times next month as an 8i reporter to cover the media world for NYTimes.com and for the paper. He will report to media editor Bruce Headlam, and will work closely with Business Day reporters and with our friends in Culture, including television editor Steve Reddicliffe and reporters Bill Carter, Jacques Steinberg and Ed Wyatt.

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