Indie Bookstores Turn to Crowdfunding to Stay Alive

In the new episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, Borderlands Books founder Alan Beatts and Singularity & Co. co-founder Cici James talk crowdfunding. The post Indie Bookstores Turn to Crowdfunding to Stay Alive appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at 'Wired'

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Indie bookstore boom turns page to a more diverse America

The year 2021 saw a substantial increase in the number of independent bookstores in the United States. And a growing proportion of these stores is owned by individuals from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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This Publishing Startup Wants To Crowdfund Books For Indie Bookstores

Inkshares, a crowdfunded book publishing platform, is working with indie bookstores to help them launch their own imprints.A fledgling publishing company is offering a new tool to indie bookstores: crowdfunded imprints.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

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Indie Bookstore Day returns, celebrating local bookstores as sanctuaries

Independent Bookstore Day returns April 29 for a day of reader solidarity, or, in the words of one local participant, Skylight Books, “Today we all bleed indie!” Launched in California in 2014, Independent Bookstore Day has since gone national — this year’s list of participants boasts 458... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Indie Bookstores Adopt New Strategies for Growth

As the pandemic recedes, booksellers adopt new strategies to keep sales growing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Ng Named ABA's Inaugural Indie Bookstore Ambassador

Celeste Ng, the author of three novels beloved by indie booksellers, was named the American Booksellers Association's inaugural bookstore ambassador, deputized to champion indies throughout the year. 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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-09-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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A historic lesbian-owned queer bookstore is fighting to stay open.

I was 13 years old in a suburban mall Barnes & Noble, holding a copy of Please Don’t Kill the Freshman by Zoe Trope. The cover—featuring the silhouette of a young cheerleader whose stance seems sarcastic, her pom-poms flopping against gashes of blue and red—was young, angry, and awesome. I... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-07-19 14:56:41 UTC ]
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Check out a cool new guide to indie bookstores on the West coast.

Alta Journal just released a map for the Western bookstore road trip of my dreams: it’s a guide to indie bookstores on the West coast (with a few options from the desert and other non-coastal spots thrown in, because why not). A lot of the picks, as to be expected, are clustered around cities... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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An Illustrated Tour of Some of North America’s Beloved, Diverse Indie Bookstores

The following bookstore profiles are from Bibliophile: Diverse Spines, by Jamise Harper and Jane Mount. * LOYALTY BOOKSTORE Silver Spring, Maryland, USA / Washington, DC, USA Instagram: @loyaltybooks What began as a pop-up shop has since become one of the most treasured bookstores in the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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White Whale Bookstore Turns Five, Expands

Pittsburgh’s White Whale Bookstore celebrated its five-year anniversary on October 15 with something special: the grand opening of its newly expanded space. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Another Pandemic Surprise: A Mini Indie Bookstore Boom

Though Covid-19 isn't going anywhere and challenges remain, new independent bookstores are opening up and doing well. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PRH Offers No Minimum, Two-Day Shipping for Indie Bookstores

Penguin Random House is offering enhanced two-day shipping for independent booksellers starting October 1 and running through March 1, 2022. The company is waiving the minimum-retail-value requirement for orders. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Want to be a bookseller? This chicken-coop-turned-bookstore is up for grabs.

Big news for booksellers, or even aspiring booksellers: The Times Union has reported that Owl Pen Books, a bookstore nestled in the hills of Washington County, is for sale, along with its 40,000 titles. As perhaps hinted by its location, it’s not just any bookstore: it’s a remodeled hog pen and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Publishers, Authors to Raise More Aid for Indie Bookstores

Indie Shindig, a virtual event series for booksellers created by half a dozen publishers, aims to raise up to $18,000 for We Need Diverse Books and Binc. Author Gayle Forman and Penguin Books for Young Readers are contributing sales of Forman's new novel to Binc's "Thrive to Survive" campaign. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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These bookstores are the best in the country at supporting indie lit.

In advance of Independent Bookstore Day on April 24, the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses has put together a map of 140 bookstores that give special support to independent publishers. The list, which was compiled by recommendations from CLMP members, isn’t exhaustive, of course, but... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-23 14:00:20 UTC ]
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The Joy and Privilege of Growing Up in an Indie Bookstore

There are only about 2,000 or so independent bookstores in the United States, and I was lucky enough to grow up in one of them. In 1972, when books sold for around 75 cents, my mother Susan Little was a young hippie living in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She worked at the local bar, slinging... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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New Grant Program Will Aid Indie Bookstores

A new industry initiative to help independent booksellers and comic shops recover from the Covid-19 pandemic is being launched today, with a $500,000 contribution from Ingram Charities and Ingram Content Group as well as significant gifts from Bookshop.org and four major publishers. The Survive... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Starts Extended Payment Plan for Indie Bookstores

Penguin Random House will allow independent bookstores in the United States to take an additional month to pay their invoices to the publisher, the company announced on Wednesday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent bookstore owners look back at a year spent trying to stay afloat. Not all of them succeeded.

Bouncers, hand deliveries and debt became the new reality for shop owners across the country. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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