Is having a strong children's section a secret to success for indie bookstores?

An informal survey recently carried out by Publishers Weekly found that most stores where children's books had a strong presence are doing well financially. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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IBPA University 2019: Raccah Spills Secrets to Indie Publishing Success

The Independent Book Publishers Association held its annual IBPA University this year April 5-6 in Chicago, where 325 attendees mixed and mingled and talked shop about indie publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury to reveal secrets to Middle Grade success at Children's Conference

Rebecca McNally, publishing director of children's books at Bloomsbury, will reveal her insights into publishing middle grade fiction at this year’s The Bookseller Children’s Conference. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Texas Indie Bookstore Day Deemed a Success

The first Texas Independent Bookstore Day set sales records at one Houston bookstore and was deemed a success at others across the state. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ABA shares secrets of indies’ success

Anja Sieg reports from the American Booksellers Association's (ABA) 12th Winter Institute, which drew a record crowd of 654 booksellers.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Strong Holidays Give Children's Bookstores a Boost in 2015

"Indie bookselling is back," Vivien Jennings, owner of Rainy Day Books in Fairway, Kan., proclaimed after a "wonderful" holiday season with sales up 11%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Chicago Indie Bookstore Day A Huge Success

Despite torrential rains, the first Chicago Independent Bookstore Day on July 12 was a huge success that exceeded all expectations, participating indie booksellers told PW. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Holiday Sales for Children's Books Strong at Indies

PW's annual post-Christmas survey of two dozen bookstores across the country didn't turn up any blockbusters on a level with last year's Hunger Games trilogy; instead, shoppers gravitated to a mix of children's books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-01-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookstores report strong sales for 2012

Sales at independent bookstores rose almost 8 percent during the year, according to data from about 500 stores. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Institute 2018: Children’s Books Remain Strong

While the number of indie bookstores around the country continues to grow, so too does one of the strongest segments of the books category, children's. NPD Books offered the latest stats and trends to watch. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Bookstore Makes the Shortlist for PW Bookstore of the Year

For the first time in the nearly 25-year history of the PW Bookstore of the Year Awards, a children’s only bookstore, Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis, was named one of five finalists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-10-19 08:55:55 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Children's Institute 9: Indie Bookselling in a Post-Pandemic World

Booksellers focused on the nuts-and-bolts of indie bookselling in a post-pandemic world, with Wednesday roundtables on gift bundles and boxes and hosting virtual events especially well attended by Ci9 booksellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Publishers Embrace Success

Like the big trade publishers, many independent publishers had surprisingly good years last year—and they were particularly well-poised to quickly adapt to market conditions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-08-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Children’s Bookstore set to close after 43 years in Baltimore

After four moves and 43 years as a hub for children’s books and visits by local and nationally renowned authors, The Children’s Bookstore is closing. Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2021-07-23 20:26:06 UTC ]
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Sweet Cherry Publishing: Life for Leicester children’s indie after Nibbies Small Press triumph

"We want to be recognised as one of the leading children’s book publishers in the industry: we want not only to be recognised, we want to be respected.” Sanjee de Silva (pictured), the new publisher at Sweet Cherry, recently named Small Press of the Year at the British Book Awards, has big... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-28 22:25:53 UTC ]
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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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