Indie US booksellers aren’t going down without a fight

When Amazon accounts for at least 40% if not half of US book sales, independent bookstores in the US are looking to stay afloat using a combination of innovation, mobility, as well as a little taste of Amazon’s own medicine.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-27 23:06:03 UTC ]
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The Indie Author–Indie Bookseller Relationship Warms Up

More and more indie booksellers are tightening bonds with their communities is by stocking self-published titles by local writers—as long as they don't say a word about Amazon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S Offers New Program for Indie Booksellers

Beginning today, the S&S programs will include dating on open invoices, extra discount and dating for a reopening order between now and the end of August, and enhanced terms for orders during the fall bookselling season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Two Indie Booksellers Associations Join Forces for Fall Conference

In lieu of in-person gatherings, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association will host a combined virtual conference from September 21-25. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Publishers, Booksellers Waiting for CARES Act Relief

As small businesses around the country await funds from the landmark “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” indie publishers and booksellers are having mixed experiences trying to secure this financial lifeline. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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This indie bookseller will send you personalized recommendations from her stock of used books.

An hour’s drive away from my sleepy college town, there is a magical place. It is the place my friends and I would run away to whenever we were having a rough go of it, or quite frankly, whenever we just didn’t feel like going to class. (If any of my professors are reading this… […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-17 19:16:30 UTC ]
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How An Indie Bookstore Keeps Fighting On

Flyleaf Books’ owner reflects on running an "essential" business during a crisis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Friend of booksellers James Patterson will donate $500,000 to indie bookstores.

James Patterson has a long history of helping independent bookstores. In in 2014, he donated $1 million to indie bookstores, and staring in 2015, his Holiday Bonus program has given payments between $500 and $5,000 to bookstore employees each year. Now, as bookstores struggle to keep afloat... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-03 14:23:07 UTC ]
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Author James Patterson Funding Drive To Save Indie Booksellers

On Thursday, the best-selling author pledged $500,000 to a new campaign: #SaveIndieBookstores. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-04-02 20:17:14 UTC ]
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Indie Black Booksellers, Publishers Hold National Pandemic Conference Call

A coalition of African-American independent booksellers and publishers convened a national video conference call to survey the state of black books around the country in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie booksellers win night with limited edition proof of Ferrante novel

Ten indie booksellers from across the UK have won the chance to spend the night in a hotel burning the midnight oil with a limited edition proof of the new Elena Ferrante novel.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-05 16:22:56 UTC ]
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Daisy Johnson joins Vintage Indie Bookseller of the Year judging panel

​Booker shortlisted author and former Blackwell's bookseller Daisy Johnson has joined the judging panel for the Vintage Independent Bookseller of the Year Award 2020.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-27 22:21:00 UTC ]
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Meet the booksellers who are fighting back against the algorithm

Could a bespoke book subscription service break you out of your reading rut or encourage you to explore new genres?Heywood Hill bookshop has stood on the same spot since 1936. It inhabits a Georgian townhouse at 10 Curzon Street in Mayfair, London, a blue plaque outside commemorating its most... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-02-13 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Shipping Delays Continue for Some Indie Booksellers

With just days to go before Christmas, independent booksellers are adapting to persistent delays from UPS and FedEx in a number of regions across the country, particularly the Northeast. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie booksellers invited to complete 2019 Christmas trading survey

Indie bookshops in the UK and Ireland are being urged to complete The Bookseller’s annual Christmas trading survey.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-18 19:51:28 UTC ]
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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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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... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-30 17:00:29 UTC ]
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California Indie Booksellers Contend with Fires, Power Outages

Fires at opposite ends of California's coastal region, amplified by power outages, have closed a number of indie bookstores and displaced their employees, especially those in the San Francisco Bay Area and north. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie booksellers honor Ottessa Moshfegh, Jonathan Lethem and the Natural History Museum

Southern California Independent Booksellers Association honors 2019 award winners Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-10-02 01:12:51 UTC ]
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Canada's Indie Booksellers Are Optimistic

A survey of Canadian independent booksellers by BookNet Canada found nearly three quarters felt the bookselling industry was "healthy" and 68% saw an increase in revenue from book sales in the previous year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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