BookExpo 2018: Camron Wright Owes It All to Indie Booksellers

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Small Business Saturday Gives Indies a Strong Start

An informal survey of new and established bookstores finds that holiday sales should be up again this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'An Encyclopedia of Nerds' at Indies First

More than 1,000 authors participated in the first Indies First on Small Business Saturday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For Indies First day, authors get behind independent bookstores

Thanks to Sherman Alexie's forgetfulness, writers across the U.S. will volunteer at their local bookstore Saturday for the inaugural Indies First day.Not long ago the writer Sherman Alexie missed one of his readings, standing up fans at the Queen Anne Book Company, a store in Seattle. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Holidays Are Here—and Booksellers Are Ready!

With Indies First, Shop Small, and Thanks for Shopping Indie, independent bookstores could get off to a strong start. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies and University Presses Try Balancing the Books

The partnership between independent bookstores and university presses has a long and mutually rewarding history that has balanced the differences between the trade and academic business models. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Eyeing Indie Presses for The Next Great Thing

Last fall, Timothy O’Connell, an editor at Vintage, noticed a starred PW review of The Natural Order of Things by Kevin P. Keating. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Source program invites indie stores to sell Kindles

Amazon's new program invites indies to sell Kindles and receive a commission from ebooks bought by their customers (if the store is eligible). Many stores are unimpressed, with one bookstore worker likening the program to 'being complicit in your execution.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Getting Kindles into Indie Bookstores Isn’t Going to Be Easy

Amazon is offering independent bookstores Kindles to sell and a commission on ebook sales, but most have rejected the proposal as bad business and "a lie." Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK indies: 'We won't stock Kindle'

Independent booksellers on both sides of the Atlantic have reacted with suspicion towards news of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon US offers Kindle deal to indies

Amazon.com is offering independent booksellers the opportunity to sell Kindle e-readers. The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Baker & Taylor Makes a Push to Reach Indies

Baker & Taylor, best known for serving the library market, is working to up its business with independent booksellers in a series of initiatives overseen by David Cully, who was hired by the company six years ago as executive v-p of merchandising and president of retail sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Almost 300 authors sign up to participate in 'Indies First' effort

Writer Sherman Alexie asked other authors to work at an indie bookstore on Small Business Saturday this year and hundreds of other writers have already pledged their support. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Supporting the Indie Wave

In mid-September, James Patterson caught booksellers’ attention with something other than his latest bestseller, when he appeared on CBS This Morning and announced that he would give $1 million directly to independent bookstores in the form of grants. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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All-indie shortlist for Dylan Thomas Prize

The shortlist for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize has been announced, with all of the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gadgets trump reading, Bookseller Conference hears

The number of children who rarely read—or do not read at all—has risen in the past... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is having a strong children's section a secret to success for indie bookstores?

An informal survey recently carried out by Publishers Weekly found that most stores where children's books had a strong presence are doing well financially. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Right-Sizing—And Right-Buying: What’s Working At Indies

In the new book retail environment, bigger, in many cases, is not better. Having the right-sized store for a community and stocking the appropriate inventory, even if that means adding nonbook items, are keys to success today. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James Patterson will donate $1 million to indie bookstores

Patterson says a bookstore will need to be 'viable' and have a kids' section to qualify for a donation. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sherman Alexie to authors: Work at an indie bookstore on Small Business Saturday

Alexie, author of books including 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,' wrote a letter urging his fellow writers to handsell their books on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 'The most important thing is that we’ll all be helping Independent bookstores, and God knows they’ve helped us... Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Xbox One indie program will support free-to-play games, microtransactions

Looking into Microsoft's [email protected] program for independent developers? You'll be happy to hear that the company won't be placing any restrictions on your desired distribution model. Speaking to Joystiq at PAX Prime, Microsoft portfolio director for digital games Chris Charla explained that... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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