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

[ AllThingsD | 2013-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Here’s why you should preorder all your books from independent bookstores.

Who doesn’t love an independent bookshop? Think of the Shop Around the Corner in You’ve Got Mail! Think of the Travel Book Co. in Notting Hill! Embryo Concepts in Funny Face! Black Books from the British sitcom of the same name! Think of the real brick-and-mortar bookshop in your own community.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-08 19:34:19 UTC ]
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A tornado has leveled Interabang Books, Dallas’ largest independent bookstore.

On Sunday night, Interabang Books, Dallas’ largest independent bookstore and only full-service indie bookshop, endured a direct hit from a tornado that barreled through Dallas’ commercial districts, tearing a wide swath through local shops and national chains alike. The bookstore, along with... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-22 19:23:12 UTC ]
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This dying bookstore has a proposal for NYC: Just treat us like you treated Amazon

Book Culture, based in the same Queens neighborhood where Amazon wanted to set up shop, says it will be forced to close if the city or state doesn’t offer assistance. In New York City’s Long Island City neighborhood, down the road from where Amazon tried (and failed) to build a “second... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-06-26 15:56:45 UTC ]
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LSC Buys TriLiteral; Turner Purchases Gürze Books

In two separate niche deals, LSC Communications bought the university press distributor TriLiteral, while Turner Publishing acquired a publisher that specializes in books on eating disorders. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent Bookstores Vie for British Book Award Honors in Eight Regions

With one bookstore reporting a 36-percent increase in business in 2017, almost 40 retailers are put into contention for the Independent Bookstore of the Year prize at the British Book Awards, the Nibbies. The post Independent Bookstores Vie for British Book Award Honors in Eight Regions appeared... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Joins Warnings on Amazon’s Buy-Button Book Sales Policy

Authors' and publishers' groups are protesting a change in Amazon's third-party sales policy. The retailer says it's in line with 'the rest of Amazon.' The post Authors Guild Joins Warnings on Amazon’s Buy-Button Book Sales Policy appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon reveals customers' 2016 book buying habits

Debut psychological thriller Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris (Mira) is Amazon Kindle's number-one selling ebook this year to date, according to its summer 2016 report disclosing the latest retail trends for the e-commerce giant. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones’ Buy Books for Syria campaign surpasses half-way mark

Waterstones has hit the half-way point in its Buy Books for Syria campaign, having raised £500,000 through book sales to help those affected by the conflict in the Middle East. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula K. Le Guin Urges Amazon Book Buying Boycott

SF grand dame Ursula K Le Guin, writes, 'Every book purchase made from Amazon is a vote for a culture without content and without contentment.' The post Ursula K. Le Guin Urges Amazon Book Buying Boycott appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What's going on with the Washington Post's 'buy it now' Amazon book links?

Some Washington Post book reviews currently have a 'buy it now' link to Amazon embedded in the text, but a Washington Post spokesperson says the buttons are a mistake and that they're meant to go on the side of the page. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Italy proposes tax credit for book-buying

The Italian government has proposed a law allowing book buyers to claim up to €380 (£... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Buys Book Recommendation Site Goodreads

It's kind of a natural for a company that, despite its many other ventures, still makes a lot of its money selling books. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2013-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is Amazon Really Buying Brazil’s Biggest Bookstore Chain?

Amazon is said to be negotiating to acquire Saraiva, Brazil's dominant bookseller, with 102 stores. Is it realistic? We break down the facts and scenarios. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book readers are buying plenty – but not in bookstores

The new study by Book Industry Study Group says ebook consumers are buying more books – both print and electronic – but they’re buying mostly online and via in-app purchasing. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Depository to "operate independently" of Amazon

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 16:00 The Book Depository has said it will continue to operate independently of Amazon, as the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said it was "too early" to say if today's takeover of the online bookseller would trigger an investigation.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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