Moleskine in Bat Segundo Podcast

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The Bat Segundo Show just released a podcast from the recent BookExpo in Washington.
This segment features an interview with Laura Kellner of Kikkerland Design, Inc., NY, U.S. Moleskine distributor talking about the new Moleskine "City" notebooks.

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Update:
12,34 Noon CST

From Laura, moments ago:

"A lot of folks are calling about availability of the Moleskine City Guides
(stores, blogs, E-Commerce sites, Moleskine fans)…

Something we want to accomplish with the limited introduction in the States
is to help support
inde bookstores by driving business their way only for
the first 4 months of availability.  We are not offering it to chains or
e-commerce sites until late January 07. Inde bookstores that participate
will be listed on our website www.kikkerland.com and www.moleskinerie.com in
early July so that they may start taking orders."

European Arrivals (Oct 06):
Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Prague,
Rome, Vienna, Lisbon

American Arrivals (Spring 07):
Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Francisco,
Washington DC

(2008) Asian Cities 

Related links:

Kikkerland.com
– Inde bookstore list on Moleskinerie
– Village Voice article on the plight of independent bookstores:
"Chain Reaction"
– Photo courtesy of Lauren Cerand
– Read her exclusive BEA report here
– Patrick Ng’s "City" Notebooks FLICKR  photo set

7 thoughts on “Moleskine in Bat Segundo Podcast

  1. Hi

    As a loyal Moleskine user I am very dissapointed that these new Moleskines are not being simultaneously launched in the UK. There is an unfortunate US-centric attitude to many manufacturers and I strongly believe that they miss massive marketing opportunities by insisting on launching new products in the USA, as if that is the only market that exists in the world. Take for example Sakura Pigma Micron pens. These are raved about by many on these blogs but only a very limited range is available in the UK and only from a very select group of suppliers.

    Markets do exist elsewhere, please remember that.

    JB

  2. Hmmm…the schedule on top says:

    “European Arrivals (Oct 06):
    Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Prague,
    Rome, Vienna, Lisbon

    American Arrivals (Spring 07)”

    Isn’t that even more “Euro”-focused?

  3. Armand

    The way I read it is that the reference to European arrivals is to the version of the books available and not the locations where they will be sold:

    “Something we want to accomplish with the limited introduction in the States
    is to help support inde bookstores by driving business their way only for
    the first 4 months of availability. We are not offering it to chains or
    e-commerce sites until late January 07. Inde bookstores that participate
    will be listed on our website http://www.kikkerland.com and http://www.moleskinerie.com in
    early July so that they may start taking orders.”

    So they are publishing the books for the European cities, but in the USA!

    JB

  4. I still don’t see where they say the city notebooks won’t be launched simultaneously.
    Anyway, the city notebooks will come to europe eventually too. If new stuff is launched in the US, then that’s because its indeed the bigger market I guess. Advertising, marketing, shipping etc. may be easier in the US compared to Europe, because they don’t have language borders and custom limits. How often is it that you order something from an dutch webshop, JB? And what do you think how many people in California may buy from an online dealer from Florida? So publishing in the US first is probably saving them some money. I think that’s okay if it makes them produce more Moleskines.

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