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HBG Launches Indie Bookstore Assistance Program

Hachette Book Group is launching a new program to assist in the reopening of independent bookstores. The program is intended to help stores recover from the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses, as well as to aid them in reopening. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Debut Novels to Listen To in Quarantine

With the coronavirus pandemic keeping us indoors, early numbers suggest a surge in book sales. Audio and eBooks in particular have seen a sudden rise. It has also been a tough time for bookstores. Independent bookstores have had to move online, many offering free shipping to compete with Amazon... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-28 08:48:50 UTC ]
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A new app has details on how to support 600 independent bookstores right now.

The plight of independent bookstores during the coronavirus pandemic has brought an outpouring of public support—but, along with it, an often-overwhelming deluge of messaging about whom to support and how. A new app, Save Your Bookstore, is trying to pull more of it together in one place. Save... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-09 16:59:54 UTC ]
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Online Bookstore for Indies Reaches a New Milestone

Bookshop.org has reached a new milestone in generating revenue for independent bookstores. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-31 20:01:01 UTC ]
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Bookshop.org to share 30 percent of each purchase with bookstores impacted by coronavirus shutdowns.

Bookshop.org, an alternative to Amazon that shares proceeds from book sales with independent bookstores, will give more money to those stores in response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on small businesses. Bookshop announced today that it would increase bookstore partners’ affiliate... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-18 15:09:12 UTC ]
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ABA Updates Booksellers on Coronavirus Response

In an email to member stores Tuesday afternoon, the American Booksellers Association announced steps that it is taking to respond to the needs of independent bookstores and ABA staff amid growing concerns about the new coronavirus. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie US booksellers aren’t going down without a fight

When Amazon accounts for at least 40% if not half of US book sales, independent bookstores in the US are looking to stay afloat using a combination of innovation, mobility, as well as a little taste of Amazon’s own medicine.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-27 23:06:03 UTC ]
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Here’s why you should preorder all your books from independent bookstores.

Who doesn’t love an independent bookshop? Think of the Shop Around the Corner in You’ve Got Mail! Think of the Travel Book Co. in Notting Hill! Embryo Concepts in Funny Face! Black Books from the British sitcom of the same name! Think of the real brick-and-mortar bookshop in your own community.... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-08 19:34:19 UTC ]
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Fires and power outages plague California indie booksellers.

As the wildfire situation in California worsens—with power outages, road closures, red flag warnings, and mandatory evacuations occurring throughout the state—several independent bookstores have been forced to reduce operating hours, cancel events, and in some cases even close their doors... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-30 17:00:29 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight Fall 2019: Indies Support Title 1 Schools

Literacy efforts flourish in the partnership between independent bookstores and schools serving low-income students. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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CI7: Bookselling Resurgence in the ‘Burgh

Pittsburgh, a city known for its three rivers, has been gaining recognition for its growing number of independent bookstores. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Once a book selling giant, Barnes & Noble sold to hedge fund

The one-time bookselling giant is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Am…; and other... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at 'Crains New York'

[ Crains New York | 2019-06-07 15:58:20 UTC ]
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NAIBA Booksellers Talk Education, Health Care, and the Bottom Line

New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association members gathered in Baltimore on April 25 for discussions about bookseller education, health care, and finances for independent bookstores across the region. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Becoming' Gives a Strong Start to Holiday Sales

'Becoming' by Michelle Obama was easily the biggest hit at independent bookstores over the Thanksgiving weekend. Indies were also keeping a wary eye on inventory levels amid reports of potential shortages of hot-selling titles. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Booksellers Grapple with Sherman Alexie Sexual Harassment Charges

Sherman Alexie has long been a champion of independent bookstores. Now, with the bestselling author facing sexual harassment charges leveled at him largely via social media, booksellers are grappling with how, and if, they should respond. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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7 popular books from 2017

Is reading more one of your New Year’s resolutions? Catch up on last year’s most popular reads – from fiction to the political – before diving into 2018 selections. The following list includes popular books published in 2017 that are still selling like hotcakes at four independent bookstores... Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Read these books in 2018

Need some help selecting new books this year? The Monitor asked asked four popular bookstores for titles they think will excite readers in 2018. These 11 recommendations are from four independent bookstores across the United States: Prairie Lights in Iowa City; the Strand in New York; Off the... Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Thailand’s Independent Bookstores: Curating Inventory for Their Patrons

From the Bangkok Post: As in many Western markets, independent bookstores stress personal service and warm environments in Thailand's bookselling industry. The post Thailand’s Independent Bookstores: Curating Inventory for Their Patrons appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canada's Authors for Indies Day Fights On

Despite shrinking participation from bookstores, Canada's Authors for Indies Day, which puts authors to work at independent bookstores, is moving ahead. The event, founded in 2015, will take place on Saturday, with 87 stores participating. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Two Booksellers Set Date for Inaugural Texas Bookstore Day

Managers at Austin's BookPeople bookstore and Brazos Bookstore in Houston are launching Texas Independent Bookstore Day. Slated for August 5, the event will highlight the role of independent bookstores in communities across the state. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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