Independent bookstores, Amazon all report successful holiday season

Many independent bookstores reported holiday sales as good or better than last year's, while Amazon called the 2013 holiday season its best ever. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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61 amazing independent bookstores worth supporting this holiday season

They don’t own Whole Foods, but they do sell books! As Groucho Marx once said, outside of a dog, books are man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

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A Bookstore Trolls Amazon With Reworked Holiday Songs and ‘Dystopian’ Window Displays

Independent book shop McNally Jackson staged a public protest with a melodic twist in New York this week, reworking classic seasonal songs and sending carolers to perform in front of the Amazon four-star store in the SoHo neighborhood. The newly written lyrics, from agency DCX Growth... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Amazon Reports Record Early Holiday Sales

Led by such categories and toys and fashion, Amazon had record sales between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. One book managed to make it onto the company's top-selling items over the period. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Independent Bookstore Day 2018: It's A Holiday

More than 500 Indie bookstores in 48 states are preparing to make this year's Independent Bookstore Day on April 28 the biggest and most exuberant celebration of indie bookselling yet. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Independent Bookstore Day was a success for many

Inspired by 2014's California Bookstore Day, the first Independent Bookstore Day was held on May 2. Many stores reported an increase in sales. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Patrick Carman's 'Half Nelson' proposal: for each Amazon purchase, buy a book at an independent bookstore

'39 Clues' author Patrick Carman says he knows Amazon is a convenient option, but suggests buying a book from an independent bookstore each time you buy from Amazon. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon to Let Independent Bookstores Sell Kindles and Gives Them a Cut of E-Book Sales

Amazon, which has been blamed in part for the decline of independent bookstores, said it has a new program called Amazon Source to allow them and other retailers to resell Kindle devices and accessories, and also give them 10 percent on every ebook bought on them for two years. "With Amazon... Continue reading at AllThingsD

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Is Amazon asking independent bookstores to sell Kindles?

Some independent booksellers say they've received calls from someone claiming to be an Amazon staff member, asking if they'd be interested in selling Kindle e-readers. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Bad new for independent bookstores: Is Google becoming "another Amazon"?

Google will end its Google eBooks reseller program which allowed independent bookstores to sell ebooks through Google's platform. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Independent bookstore owner invests in online bookstore famous for destroying independent bookstores.

Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of New York City’s Strand Bookstore—one of the largest independent bookstores in the country—purchased stock in Amazon three times between April 6 and May 1, totaling somewhere between $115,000 and $250,000, according to Barron’s. If you’ll recall this was a time period... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Read one bookstore owner’s impassioned call to help all independent bookstores.

As COVID cases surge to record numbers and Republicans flirt with a paper coup the future of the nation’s bookstores remains perilous. Yes, we all have a lot to worry about—but if you care about that unwieldy, amorphous thing called literary culture, please spare a moment (or a dollar) to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Amazon VP On Amazon's New Bookstore: 'We Have No Idea What's Going to Happen'

Amazon Books vice president Jennifer Cast discusses Amazon's strategy for its first physical bookstore, where a mix of data and user reviews decides the inventory. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Indie Presses and Bookstores Discuss Strategies for Success at PNBA

New marketing approaches and sustainable publishing were two of the main topics on the final day of the PNBA fall meeting. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Indies Expect a Happy Holiday Season—Big books of the Fall

Indie bookstores are looking forward to a strong season, with new releases from Michelle Obama and other heavy hitters. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon to close Kindle bookstore in China, halt device sale

Amazon said Thursday it will shut down its digital Kindle bookstores in China and stop selling the device to retailers in the country Continue reading at ABC News

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A bookstore owner’s petition to make Harriet Tubman Day a federal holiday is almost at 8,000 signatures.

A worthy cause for you this Thursday: a bookstore owner’s petition to make Harriet Tubman Day a federal holiday (and the first federal holiday named for an American woman) is at nearly 8,000 signatures, and you can add your name here. The petition was created by Jeannine Cook, owner of Harriet’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day was held this past Saturday in both the U.S. and Canada. Booksellers were delighted with the return of the annual holiday celebrating bookselling, and turnout, they agreed, was excellent. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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$5 Audiobooks are On Sale at Libro.fm for Independent Bookstore Day

From April 25 to May 1, Libro.fm has a selection of audiobooks on sale for $5 each. Continue reading at Book Riot

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'Hogwarts Legacy' will hit Xbox, PlayStation and PC this holiday season

Hogwarts Legacy will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles in holiday 2022. Hogwarts Legacy was announced in late 2020 and it was originally due to come out in 2021, but was later delayed to 2022. The "holiday" timeframe is one step closer to an actual release... Continue reading at Engadget

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