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The illustrated books market is thriving thanks to a growth in aspirational lifestyle titles and a reappreciation of books as beautiful objects, reports Andrea Hanke.

In mid-2015, Penguin Random House (PRH) made the surprise announcement that its Lantern illustrated books imprint would be reducing its output. Then PRH CEO Gabrielle Coyne said the 'prevailing market conditions mean their is no longer the retail footprint there once was to support the number of illustrated books in our future 2016-2017 program.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Books + Publishing vol. 97 no. 3 July 2017 11500577 2017 periodical issue

    The impending arrival of Amazon in Australia and the lessons that we can learn from the US and UK were hot topics at this year's Australian Bookseller's Association (ABA) conference. Both Shelf-Awareness editor-in-chief John Mutter and Waterstones' MD James Daunt delivered cautiously optimistic reports from their markets, with Mutter reporting that new bookstores were starting to open in the US (with some help from crowdfunding, tapping into their local communities) and Daunt speaking about how Waterstones' efforts to 'smarten up' - both in terms of improved retail spaces and better supported staff -  has led to a turnaround for the UK chain. The overall message was that if booksellers keep doing what they're doing well, if they connect with their local communities and provide an experience that cannot be replicated by Amazon, they will endure. (Editorial)

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