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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Scholastic Offers Indie Bookstores Special Terms

Scholastic is the latest publisher offering special terms for independent booksellers who want to transition to direct ordering in the wake of the news that Baker & Taylor's is exiting the retail wholesale business. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Upper West Side shop latest indy bookstore to shutter

After 35 years at West 80th Street and Broadway, Westsider Rare & Used Books is closing next month because of slowing sales. []  "> To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2019-01-15 00:00:00 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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Behind the Counter at America’s Smallest Indie Bookstores

A small shop on sleepy Main Street with books warmly displayed from floor to ceiling. That's indie bookselling for you, right? Hardly. The realities of day-to-day business are vastly more complex and challenging. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores Find New Love for Romance Books

Politics and Prose and Harvard Book Store both have newly minted sections for romance books, signs of growing interest in a genre that indie booksellers have traditionally paid little attention to. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstore Cries Censorship After Gay Marriage Title Pulled from School Book Fair

A middle grade title called 'The Best Man' has sparked tensions in Athens, Ga., after complaints from parents led to the book's removal from an indie bookstore's display at a school book fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Rundown: The pivot to TV isn’t easy

In this week’s Rundown, we examine why digital publishers may not find quick profits in TV. The post The Rundown: The pivot to TV isn’t easy appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Europa Teams with Italian Indie to Open Rome Bookstore

Europa Editions (along with its parent company, Italian publisher Edizioni E/O) is partnering with Italian bookseller Altoquando to open an English language bookstore in Rome called Otherwise. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Indie Bookstore Set to Open in Queens

Kew & Willow Books, which was formed by three former B&N coworkers and financed through a Kickstarter campaign, is scheduled to open in late September in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of the New York City borough. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Texas Indie Bookstore Day Deemed a Success

The first Texas Independent Bookstore Day set sales records at one Houston bookstore and was deemed a success at others across the state. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With Texas Indie Bookstore Day, Lone Star Booksellers Try Self Promotion

Texas Independent Bookstore Day, set to launch on Saturday, will feature booksellers throughout the state, with stores in Houston, Austin and Dallas participating. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Pub Two Dollar Radio to Open Bookstore

The Ohio-based literary press is opening a bookstore/cafe/bar in its new headquarters in Columbus's South Side neighborhood. The new store will sell Two Dollar Radio's titles, as well as books published by other small presses. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-23 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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Indie Bookstores Collaborate to Lure Touring Authors to Colorado

Five Colorado independent bookstores, including the Tattered Cover in Denver and the Bookworm in Edwards, are offering free accommodation and fun to lure more touring authors to the state. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Inkshares Publishes First Indie Bookstore Title

One year after Inkshares, which uses crowdfunding to determine what to publish, began courting indies, it is publishing its first bookstore-generated title, an anthology from Boston's Papercuts J.P. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Publisher to Open Chicago Bookstore

Chicago-based press Curbside Splendor will operate Curbside Books & Records inside the National, a 24,000-foot food hall opening in the Windy City this July. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milkweed Editions to Open Indie Bookstore

Milkweed Editions will open a bookstore in the Open Book building complex dedicated to the literary arts in downtown Minneapolis in late June. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2015 Sees Opening of 60 Indie Bookstores

After independent bookstores saw a year of strong openings in 2014, the trend continued last year, with the ABA reporting that 60 new indies opened in 2015. In 2014, ABA members opened 59 stores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores Finish 2015 on High Note

In addition to the shop-local movement, good weather and a strengthening economy boosted sales at many independent bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 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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