9 ways to save indies now

Almost all industries are now facing an unprecedentedly challenging time. Last week saw the book industry take a particular hit, as announcements to close all ‘non-essential stores’ across the UK arrived. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-23 16:33:16 UTC ]
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ACE 'just saved indie publishing', say presses

Indies The Bookseller has contacted have spoken of their "huge relief" after receiving funding from Arts Council England's £160m emergency coronavirus pot, though for many the grants are not a "fix-all". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-20 06:53:54 UTC ]
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How Indie Bookstores Fought Their Way Back

Taking a look at how the indie boom happened in the age of multi-floor bookstore chains and Amazon’s 2-day shipping. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-27 10:34:51 UTC ]
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Author James Patterson Funding Drive To Save Indie Booksellers

On Thursday, the best-selling author pledged $500,000 to a new campaign: #SaveIndieBookstores. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-04-02 20:17:14 UTC ]
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HarperCollins triumphs in 9-way auction for slushpile debut Girl A

HarperCollins has triumphed in a nine-way auction to publish Girl A by slushpile debut author Abigail Dean, with international rights sold in seven territories as well as an ongoing auction in Brazil and offers in Portugal and Israel.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-15 18:13:43 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury snares Kennedy's debut short story collection and novel in 9-way auction

Bloomsbury has acquired Irish writer Louise Kennedy’s debut collection of short stories and her first novel in a "fiercely contested" nine-way bidding war, ahead of this month’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 22:07:05 UTC ]
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National Association of College Stores Changes Direction to Save Indies

The college store association is redefining its indiCo subsidiary to offer full and custom services to institutions that need help with running their campus stores. And it is partnering with Amazon, RedShelf, and VitalSource, among other service providers, to keep campus stores independent. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Could online apps help save indie bookshops?

With fewer than 1,000 stores in the UK, a number of online initiatives are aiming to help shoppers find their way back to local independent bookshopsThe rise of online retailers and ebooks have had a devastating impact on the UK’s independent bookshops. According to the Booksellers Association,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Indies save Polare stores

Only two years after investment company ProCures bought the 16 Selexyz high street bookshops out... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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An indie bookstore 'saved by a tweet'

Broadway Books in Portland, Oregon, saved from shutting its doors when the owner's son tweeted a plea to help save it, is now celebrating its 20th birthday. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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US indies lead the way on digital royalty shift

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 19/08/2011 - 15:01 Publishers are becoming more flexible on ebook royalty rates, as UK agents receive offers of 30%–35% of net receipts as standard from some US publishers. A P Watt agent Caradoc King said he was recently receiving offers... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book spend cut "easiest" way to save library revenue

Written By: Benedicte Page and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 14/04/2011 - 16:09 A libraries boss has admitted cutting spending on books is "the easiest" way to achieve savings, as wholesaler Bertrams reports its library sales have slumped by a quarter. Results put out by parent Smiths... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Indie Author–Indie Bookseller Relationship Warms Up

More and more indie booksellers are tightening bonds with their communities is by stocking self-published titles by local writers—as long as they don't say a word about Amazon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle Oasis Review: Way Better, Way Bigger

Amazon's latest e-reader lets you read underwater, listen to audiobooks with Audible, and download books anywhere over LTE. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2017-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies First Goes North: Canadian Authors for Indies Day is May 2

Nearly 100 independent bookstores and 270 authors throughout Canada have signed up for the first annual Canadian Authors for Indies Day on May 2. The post Indies First Goes North: Canadian Authors for Indies Day is May 2 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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S&S Offers New Program for Indie Booksellers

Beginning today, the S&S programs will include dating on open invoices, extra discount and dating for a reopening order between now and the end of August, and enhanced terms for orders during the fall bookselling season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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'Crunch point' is yet to come, say indie publishers

Two indie publishers have shared their concerns about the coming autumn, and emphasised the importance of flexible plans moving forward. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-02 12:51:35 UTC ]
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Walker partners with Save the Children on free picturebook

Walker Books is releasing picture book Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield early and for free digitally in partnership with Save the Children’s #SaveWithStories campaign.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-31 21:43:34 UTC ]
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In the midst of despair, he discovered a way to have hope

Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl on the importance of a sense of purpose. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-29 12:00:00 UTC ]
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From cult to Stanford to stardom: ‘Hollywood Park’ traces an indie rocker’s tumultuous path

Mikel Jollett of Airborne Toxic Event shows how he turned his difficult childhood into art. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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