How a thriving indie bookseller is taking on Amazon's bricks-and-mortar insurgence

Ann Patchett reveals the route to her bestseller and how she'll battle Amazon. (Shop dogs help.) Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-10-31 20:02:20 UTC ]
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Book sales have plummeted in Taiwan in recent years, as have the number of bookstores in the island nation home to 23.5 million people. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Indie Booksellers, Want to Go to the Turin Book Fair for Free?

Europa Editions and Other Press are holding a lottery to take three independent booksellers to the Turin International Book Fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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WI12: Indie Booksellers Talk Shop, Discussion of Diversity Dominates

The overall message coming out of Winter Institute is that independent bookselling is thriving, particularly in light of the decline in ebook sales, Barnes & Noble’s continuing stumbles, and growing opportunities for community engagement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Riggio Reaffirms Commitment to Bricks-and-Mortar

Despite weak holiday sales at Barnes & Noble, CEO Len Riggio said there are no plans to accelerate store closings and that he expects the retailer to be "store positive" in the fiscal year ending in April 2018. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon Takes $80 off Fire Tablet and Tap When Bought Together, Today Only - Deal Alert

Today only, if you bundle together Amazon's Fire Tablet and Tap, you'll save $80 on the two. The bundle includes the Fire Tablet with 7" Display, Wi-Fi, and 16 GB of storage, and Amazon Tap, the Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker. With the Fire tablet from Amazon you can enjoy millions of... Continue reading at PC World

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Indie Booksellers See Early Holiday Sales Boost

A post-election sales bounce made for a solid Thanksgiving week at many independent bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt slams 'injustice' of business rates for bricks and mortar stores

Waterstones has a “major hurdle” to jump in April, when the introduction of the UK government’s “unjust” business rates re-evaluation will leave the company with a £2m-a-year shortfall, which could jeopardise the retailer’s recent return to profitability. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sainsbury's takes on Amazon with one-hour delivery service

Supermarket Sainsbury’s is taking on Amazon by offering a one-hour delivery of goods, via a courier on a bicycle. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon takes aim at Shutterfly with photo printing service

Photo printing is the latest addition to Amazon's slate of services and that's not great news for the likes of Shutterfly. Amazon Prints outputs snapshots for as little as 9 cents each and offers photo books starting at $20. What's more, options like... Continue reading at Engadget

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Indie bookshops turn a new page to fight off threat from Amazon

Spate of openings of ‘destination’ stores as owners offer drinks, performances and crafts to tempt customers away from Amazon It’s children’s story hour at the Book Nook in Hove and the owner, Vanessa Lewis, is doing a reading of Julia Donaldson’s rhyming picture book The Detective Dog. Related:... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Europa Creates Indie Bookseller Scholarship for Frankfurt

To celebrate the publication of two new books by bestselling Italian author Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions is launching a scholarship program for U.S. booksellers to attend overseas book fairs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Looking to Future, B&N Puts Its Faith In Bricks and Mortar

In a presentation to investors Thursday morning, company execs unveiled the new cafes that will be the centerpiece of its new concept stores, discussed plan to grow store and online sales, and strategy to continue to shrink Nook losses. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Indie Booksellers Tweak Business Models to Make Most of Hearty Print Sales

With the resurgence of print formats, indie booksellers are testing new business models, scouting new locations, and starting mini-chains. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Vintage indie competition now open to Irish booksellers

Vintage has launched its 6th Independent Bookseller of the Summer competition, which is open to independents in Ireland for the first time. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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CI4: Finding a Win-Win for Indie Booksellers and Libraries

How independent booksellers and libraries are collaborating on programs to benefit kids and help out the bottom line. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Author launches literary prize for 'risk-taking' indie publishers

Award-winning novelist Neil Griffiths is launching a new literary prize to celebrate “small presses producing brilliant and brave literary fiction” in the UK and Ireland - in part because he believes the publishing business model is "terrible". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Is Amazon Opening More Bookstores? It's Hiring Booksellers.

While the mall operator who said on Tuesday that Amazon intends to open up to 400 bookstores is backtracking, the tech giant has posted job openings for several bookstore positions in the San Diego/La Jolla area. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon Bottlenecks Frustrating Indie Publishers

This is the season in which the entire book industry depends upon consumer holiday purchases to drive sales and, for some, issues at Amazon are leaving their hottest titles languishing on shipping docks and sitting in truck trailers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon.com to open brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle

Considered the bane of many brick-and-mortar bookshops, Amazon.com is ironically entering the business with a physical bookstore it is opening in Seattle on Tuesday. The online retailer sees the store that it is opening in University Village as a physical extension of its online business. The... Continue reading at PC World

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Swedish Bookselling Stabilizes, as Amazon Stays Away

The number of bookstores in Sweden is declining, but those still in business are now getting out of the red, benefitting from poor online competition. The post Swedish Bookselling Stabilizes, as Amazon Stays Away appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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