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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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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Self-Publishing Day: German Indie Authors Unite

The second annual Self-Publishing Day in Münster, Germany, brought together authors, distributors and bestselling self-publishers like Poppy J. Anderson. The post Self-Publishing Day: German Indie Authors Unite appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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First-Ever Canadian Authors for Indies Day Set for May

After hearing about the Indies First campaign in the U.S., Canadian author Janie Chang decided a similar initiative should be brought to Canada. The result is Canadian Authors for Indies Day, which will take place May 2, 2015. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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

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Are Self-Published Authors Still Indie Authors?

The publishing landscape is rapidly changing—as is the way self-published authors are viewed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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

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New indie Hajar Press unveils first authors

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Post-pandemic Publishing for Indie Authors

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Children’s Institute 2020: Indies Introduce Debut Authors

Ten authors of books chosen by booksellers as their favorite summer/fall middle grade and YA debuts read from their works in a lunchtime panel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'It's a real battle': African authors fight for publishing independence

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How An Indie Bookstore Keeps Fighting On

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Author James Patterson Funding Drive To Save Indie Booksellers

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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

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Haig, Horowitz and James among World Book Day 2020 authors

Authors Matt Haig, Anthony Horowitz and Greg James are among those featured on World Book Day’s 2020 list. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Canada's Indie Booksellers Are Optimistic

A survey of Canadian independent booksellers by BookNet Canada found nearly three quarters felt the bookselling industry was "healthy" and 68% saw an increase in revenue from book sales in the previous year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Four Tips for Indie Authors on Planning a Successful Book Tour

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Indies win funding to mark The Testaments publication day

Indie bookshops Red Lion and Rogan's Books have triumphed in a competition to win funding to celebrate the publication of The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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David Higham Associates launches third open day under-represented authors

David Higham Associates has announced it will host its third open day for under-represented writers in January 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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