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Support Indie Bookstores Without Leaving Your Home

For the past six years, Independent Bookstore Day—billed as a “one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country”—has taken place on the last Saturday of April. (That’s tomorrow!) It’s usually a fun, light-hearted, occasionally raucous spring day where book lovers go... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2020-04-24 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores Report Problems with GoFundMe Disbursements

Several indie bookstores that launched GoFundMe campaigns in March are reporting that the funds raised on that platform are not being disbursed to them as promised, despite repeated inquiries. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Friend of booksellers James Patterson will donate $500,000 to indie bookstores.

James Patterson has a long history of helping independent bookstores. In in 2014, he donated $1 million to indie bookstores, and staring in 2015, his Holiday Bonus program has given payments between $500 and $5,000 to bookstore employees each year. Now, as bookstores struggle to keep afloat... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-03 14:23:07 UTC ]
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Two Indie Bookstores In Chicago Closed Their Doors Right After They Opened—and These Authors Are Trying to Help

Chicago authors are spotlighting the unique plight of two local indies that both closed to walk-in traffic on March 16: one bookstore that was only officially open for one day, and another that had changed ownership two weeks earlier. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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California Indie Booksellers Contend with Fires, Power Outages

Fires at opposite ends of California's coastal region, amplified by power outages, have closed a number of indie bookstores and displaced their employees, especially those in the San Francisco Bay Area and north. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Genre Fiction Is Finding a Place At Indie Bookstores

Indie bookstores aren't known for stocking a wide assortment of genre fiction titles, but booksellers are finding that it's time for that to change. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Drag Queen Readings Win Fans, Draw Protests

As story times hosted by drag queens become more commonplace at indie bookstores, booksellers are having to contend with some unwanted realities, including protests. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Booksellers Look to Register Voters

Four indie bookstores are taking the services they provide to their communities to a new level: booksellers in these stores are registering voters this summer and fall. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What It's Like To Be an Indie Bookseller Who Just Published Her Debut Novel

Lillian Li, author of 'Number One Chinese Restaurant' and a bookseller at Ann Arbor's Literati bookstore, on indie bookstores, authors, and how important they are for each other. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Institute 2018: Children’s Books Remain Strong

While the number of indie bookstores around the country continues to grow, so too does one of the strongest segments of the books category, children's. NPD Books offered the latest stats and trends to watch. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WI13: Booksellers Tackle Diversity and the Sustainability of the Indie Model

Following an eruption about the lack of diversity in bookselling at last year's Town Hall Meeting, the topic was front and center at this year's discussion. Also on attendees' minds? How to create a sustainable business model for indie bookstores. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As Book World Closes, Indie Booksellers Eye Its Locations

As the Midwest chain liquidates its inventory, it is fielding requests about its 45 locations from potential buyers who are considering turning the now-available sites into indie bookstores. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores See Opportunities as Family Christian Folds

Independent Christian bookstores are hoping to attract Family Christian customers before they choose to buy online. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstore News: February 24, 2017

The downloadable audio site for indie bookstores, Libro.fm, sets opening date; a new Georgia bookstore will sell books by the pound; a Nevada shop announces plans to close; and more. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What’s Ahead for Bookselling in 2017

Despite the contentious presidential election, sales at indie bookstores are expected to be up slightly last year, edging out what had been for many a record year in 2015. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-12-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Print Book Sales Pop in 2015, Indie Bookshops Get a Boost

The Bookseller reports a jump in the average price of books in the UK last year, as well as a boost in print book sales — especially at indie bookstores. The post UK Print Book Sales Pop in 2015, Indie Bookshops Get a Boost appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores Use Inkshares to Publish Own Anthologies

In a creative use of the platform, crowdfunding publishing site Inkshares has recruited indie bookstores to publish original anthologies with the site. The post Indie Bookstores Use Inkshares to Publish Own Anthologies appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-09-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales Up for Children's Booksellers This Summer

The summer was one of rediscovered classics, movie tie-ins, and backlist at indie bookstores across the country. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Resurgence of Indie Bookstores Fueled by Connection, Community

Indie bookstores in the US have thrived and there's no secret to their success: it is about creating experiences, building community, and connecting. The post Resurgence of Indie Bookstores Fueled by Connection, Community appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Publishing Startup Wants To Crowdfund Books For Indie Bookstores

Inkshares, a crowdfunded book publishing platform, is working with indie bookstores to help them launch their own imprints.A fledgling publishing company is offering a new tool to indie bookstores: crowdfunded imprints.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2015-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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