Posted by Richard Dowling, Sales Director
Ashgate attended the Kuala Lumpur Book Fair this year for the 9th year in a row. The Fair runs for nine days, and it’s an opportunity for us to meet with our library customers and showcase our new books. The sales reps from the library suppliers we work with bring librarians to our stand to look at the books we have on display and at our catalogues, and to place orders.
We took around 390 books this year which is on a par with previous years. Gower Business & Management titles proved the most popular overall, with Politics coming in second and then Islamic Studies third. Catalogues are still important and around 10% of the total orders were for titles that were not on display.
Popular titles at the Fair:
The Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy (Edited by Kenneth Heydon and Stephen Woolcock)
Energy Access, Poverty, and Development (Benjamin K. Sovacool and Ira Martina Drupady)
Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (Edited by Daphne Halkias and Paul W. Thurman)
Islam and Sustainable Development (Odeh Rashed Al Jayyousi)
Personalising Library Services in Higher Education (Edited by Andy Priestner and Elizabeth Tilley)
Qualitative Research Skills for Social Work (Malcolm Carey)
University Libraries and Space in the Digital World (Edited by Graham Matthews and Graham Walton)