Innovative indies find online silver lining as coronavirus closes stores

Indie bookshops are focusing on online sales and coming up with innovative ideas for business after the coronavirus crisis forced physical stores to close. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-25 17:14:30 UTC ]
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This app lets you find indie bookstores to support through the coronavirus shutdowns

Save Your Bookstore points you to the best way to get cash to shuttered booksellers near you. As COVID-19 has forced small bookstores to close, many are wondering how they’ll survive—though a surge in support from communities placing online orders is helping. A new app is designed to let you... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-04-01 14:00:29 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble warns of potential cuts if stores close due to coronavirus

Barnes & Noble boss James Daunt has sent a letter to staff warning of potential lay offs if stores are closed due to the coronavirus. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-20 01:04:03 UTC ]
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Finding Success With Online Stores

In partnership with AdvantageCS, Folio: surveyed more than 100 publishers on their Web store efforts. The post Finding Success With Online Stores appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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The First Line Of Harry Potter And The Last Line: A Close Reading

Delve deeper into the series as we do a close reading of the first lines and last lines of each Harry Potter book in this iconic and magical series. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Waterstones abandons click and collect and closes its stores over lockdown

Waterstones is temporarily closing its stores due to the latest lockdown, furloughing staff and no longer offering a click and collect service. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-04 21:49:21 UTC ]
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Booksellers See Subdued In-Store Holiday Sales, Online Eruption

Booksellers reported a significant drop in customer traffic and a commensurate drop in sales, but online orders were way up, forcing bookstores to adapt. Barack Obama's memoir and Jeff Kinney's latest were the most popular titles over the Thanksgiving weekend at stores surveyed by 'PW.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Harvard Book Store Closes Temporarily Due to Employee Covid Infection

The Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Mass., has temporarily closed to in-person browsing after a member of the staff tested positive for Covid-19. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-12 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Norwich indie opens 3D virtual store

A Norwich indie has opened up a completely virtual version of its bookshop, in what its owners are calling a world first. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-26 05:14:23 UTC ]
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Coronavirus has stacked odds against indies further, BHP Comics publisher warns

Coronavirus has stacked the odds against indie presses even further, BHP Comics publisher Sha Nasir has said, warning he will have to completely change his firm's business model as a result of the pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-31 14:53:02 UTC ]
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With Stores Closed, Barnes & Noble Does Some Redecorating

Retail locations shuttered during lockdowns, so the company spruced up hundreds of its stores as the first step in a bigger plan. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-07-09 19:32:11 UTC ]
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A Literary Festival for Diverse Voices Finds a Home Online

What happens when you hand over the reins of a literary festival to the hosts of the popular feminist podcast Call Your Girlfriend? You get By The Books: A Collection of Rising Voices, a highly diverse online lit fest. By The Books starts today and is curated by Ann Friedman and Aminatou... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-07-06 20:50:30 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Update: BISG’s Annual Meeting ‘Repositions’ Online

The Book Industry Study Group–focused on supply chain in the United States–is reformatting its annual meeting to a series of digital events held over weeks. The post Coronavirus Update: BISG’s Annual Meeting ‘Repositions’ Online appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-29 14:01:13 UTC ]
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Indie Success: Raising Voices, Finding Opportunities

After more than 30 years, the publishers of 'Just Us Books' continue to innovate and inspire. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Navajo Times Closes for Two Weeks Due to Coronavirus

The Navajo Times Publishing Company Inc. will close its doors for 14 days beginning today (Friday, June 19) due to Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-06-23 18:07:46 UTC ]
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CUP's online coronavirus essays prove a hit with readers

Cambridge University Press has revealed that its collection of online essays about coronavirus, Cambridge Reflections: Covid-19, has attracted 44,000 visitors in the month since it launched. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-11 09:01:30 UTC ]
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Coronavirus forces National Book Festival to shift to online-only format this year

The Library of Congress’s annual event usually draws hundreds of thousands of attendees. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-28 15:10:21 UTC ]
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Booksellers Look to Curbsides and Online Sales, Not In-Store Customers

As states establish reopening timelines and Covid-19 infection rates continue to rise in various parts of the country, bookstores are not reopening in any conventional sense—nor do many owners intend to. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How to find free ebooks while libraries are closed

Shelter in place orders throughout the country haven’t just brought the economy to a grinding halt, but frozen civic infrastructure as well. Sure, water still flows from our taps, police and firefighters are still on the job, but your local library l... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-05-11 15:00:59 UTC ]
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With Retail Outlets Closed, Indie Magazines Band Together on Subscription Bundle

Unlike most mass-market magazine publishers, whose print books generally depend far more on subscriptions and advertising revenue than single-copy sales, the closures of newsstands, bookstores and other retail outlets stemming from shelter-in-place orders have robbed many independent, niche... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-23 16:55:51 UTC ]
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