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 entirely. According to Publishers Weekly, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) reported that three booksellers […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-30 17:00:29 UTC ]
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Strong winds knock out power and topple trees across Southern California

Thousands of Angelenos remained without power Wednesday after strong winds whipped through Southern California overnight, toppling trees and power lines and leaving streets littered with debris. About 33,000 customers in the Hollywood Hills, South L.A., Koreatown, Mid-Wilshire, Fairfax, Silver... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo, ABA Offer BEX Travel Grants to Indie Booksellers

BookExpo and the American Booksellers Association have partnered on a program offering indie booksellers financial support to attend the annual book industry trade show. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WI14: Indie Booksellers and Publishers Gather in Albuquerque

Despite weather-related travel problems, 700+ indie booksellers gathered in Albuquerque to network among themselves, talk to publishers about new books, and meet authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fire-hit indie press 'astonished' after support from online fundraiser

Independent publisher Joe Pearson of Design for Today who lost £100,000 worth of stock in the Croydon warehouse fire has been “astonished” by an online funding campaign raising almost £25,000 from well-wishers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Introducing the new breed of indie booksellers

Natasha Onwuemezi meets four lively indies that have opened recently, all of whom put their communities at the heart of what they do. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Routledge scoops Vintage's Indie Bookseller of the Year

The winner of Vintage's Independent Bookseller of the Year award is James Routledge from Forum Books and Kids in Corbridge, Northumberland. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SPD, CLMP Organize Indie Bookseller Small Press Support

SPD and CLMP have formed the Indie Booksellers Council, a group of 14 indie booksellers organized around boosting the sales and support of small press literary works. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Beacon Press Targets a Classic Title to Indie Booksellers

The publisher has created a new marketing effort that encourages indies to take a fresh look at Viktor Frankl’s 'Man’s Search for Meaning.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Seven Stories Has New Indie Bookseller Promotion

Seven Stories Press has started a new monthly marketing program that it hopes addresses independent booksellers’ concerns about publishers’ direct-to consumer pricing policies. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-08 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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Dispatches From IMAG: Print, Data and the Power of Brand Offer Hope to the Indies

[caption id="attachment_126697" align="alignright" width="290"] Hayley Romer, The Atlantic's CRO and Publisher[/caption] Optimism reverberated through the Petite Ballroom in Boston’s Taj Hotel last week at the MPA’s 2018 IMAG conference, and it was palpable. This was my first time attending the... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2018-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: Camron Wright Owes It All to Indie Booksellers

Warning: Other authors may not want to read this story because it will make them want to tear their hair out. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-01 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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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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Indie Booksellers Go Viral with Promotions Featuring Trump's Provocative Language

After President Trump reportedly referred to certain countries as "shitholes" in a meeting with lawmakers late last week, a handful of indie bookstores seized on the commander-in-chief's purple language as a way to make a defiant political statement while promoting books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers Prepare to Meet Demand for 'Fire and Fury'

Facing high demand and a pushed-up pub date, booksellers big and small are scrambling to get copies of Michael Wolff's political exposé. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Booksellers Show Post-Holiday Confidence

The unpredictable climate throughout the U.S. in December, both environmental and political, didn’t stop consumers from shopping at independent bookstores—and they have the sales to show for it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-05 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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Patterson Offers 'Happy Holidays' for 320 Indie Booksellers

For the third year in a row, the bestselling author is giving holiday bonuses to indie booksellers. This year he sent checks ranging from $750 to $1,250 to booksellers and bookstore owners around the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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