Right-Sizing—And Right-Buying: What’s Working At Indies

In the new book retail environment, bigger, in many cases, is not better. Having the right-sized store for a community and stocking the appropriate inventory, even if that means adding nonbook items, are keys to success today. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Cat People, Riposte and Works that Work: the niche world of indie magazines

Mainstream mags may be shutting down, but specialist publishing has never been in healthier shape. So which magazines should you be subscribing to?While mainstream magazines are seeing sales fall, and long-standing titles such as Loaded are printing their final issues, the world of niche,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Presses Publishing Works in Translation in The United States

Traditional publishing houses put out classics from around the world, but independent presses bring attention to new original talent. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Essex indie bookshop doubles in size after 'thriving' in pandemic

An Essex-based indie bookshop is doubling in size after "thriving" during the pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bonnier Books UK buys Edinburgh indie Black & White Publishing

Bonnier Books UK has acquired independent Scottish publisher Black & White Publishing as part of its long-term strategy for growth.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-27 19:25:22 UTC ]
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This North Carolina indie bookstore just got a Super Bowl-sized publicity boost.

Yesterday’s slate of Super Bowl commercials can be divided into two heavily-overlapping camps: cringey pop-culture nostalgia garbage fronted by stars you hoped were better than that, and expensive “unify the divided country through capitalism” garbage fronted by stars you hoped were better than... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-08 16:56:30 UTC ]
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21 new books to buy from your local indie today.

You know what they say: November is the new December! When’s the best time to support your local bookstore and get holiday gifts? Well, there’s no time like the present. (Get it?) (I’m sorry.) (But seriously, support your favorite indie and check out these new books!) * Jonathan Lethem, The... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-10 19:44:02 UTC ]
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The 19 best books ‘Fast Company’ staffers read during quarantine—and the indie bookstores where you can buy them

Independent bookstores are hurting as shoppers stay online. Pick up one of our staff picks to support bookstores throughout the U.S. Whether you’re diving into an engrossing period drama, reading up on the history of protests or pandemics, or escaping into a fantastical world, chances are you’ve... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-11-06 16:00:54 UTC ]
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16 new books to buy from your local indie bookstore this week.

With Halloween fast-approaching, I feel the need (along with every other person on the book internet) to remind you that one of the scariest things imaginable might happen: your local indie bookstore might close. Their fate is in your hands. Go on and pick up one (or two or three) of these new... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-27 13:16:05 UTC ]
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PRH buys Barcelona indie Ediciones Salamandra

Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial has acquired Ediciones Salamandra to "ensure the continuity" of the Barcelona-based independent publisher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Contently Buys Analytics Startup That Tells B2B Marketers How Well Their Downloads Work

Contently has purchased Docalytics for an undisclosed sum to ramp up its data offerings for publishing-minded, business-to-business clients. In the increasingly competitive content marketing space, Contently hopes to offer customers better actionable results.  "Data is key to B2B marketers, and... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Endless buys majority stake in The Works

Endless has acquired a larger stake in The Works, after buying executive chairman Anthony Solomon's stake, and is to open 30 new stores this year as part of its growth programme for 2015. Endless, a venture capitalist company which also owns a stake in The Book People, is now a majority... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Works In Translation: If They Publish Them, Will They Buy Them?

Tom Chalmers, managing director of IPR License, talks about some of the strongest markets for selling works in translation right now. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Largest indie ebook publisher buys oldest

Open Road, the largest independent ebook publisher, has purchased E-Reads, which is the oldest. The deal, announced Monday, adds 1,200 titles to Open Road's catalog of more than 4,000 ebooks at a... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

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Indies First: Authors share their experiences working as booksellers

The Indies First movement garnered more than 1,000 authors working at bookstores across the US and in Canada for Small Business Saturday, including James Patterson and Garth Stein. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Sherman Alexie to authors: Work at an indie bookstore on Small Business Saturday

Alexie, author of books including 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,' wrote a letter urging his fellow writers to handsell their books on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 'The most important thing is that we’ll all be helping Independent bookstores, and God knows they’ve helped us... Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Making Preorders Work For Indies

Most readers who preordered Charlaine Harris’s forthcoming Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead Ever After (which will be released May 7), likely did so at Amazon, where it is 45% off and has hovered in the top 50 for weeks. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's Kennedy buys indie in Ealing

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 25/08/2011 - 14:30 Former Waterstone’s head of range Fiona Kennedy has set up a bookshop in Ealing in west London after a “serendipity moment” led her to fulfill a lifelong dream. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Social enterprise group buys Garforth indie

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 22/06/2011 - 09:14 A social enterprise group has bought a struggling bookshop in a bid to support community spirit and help prevent loneliness. The Baraka Foundation runs two coffee shops and recently bought Garforth Bookshop in Garforth, near... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Buying Briefing: As the auto industry shifts its priorities, digital media buying slides into the driver’s seat

Due to a convergence of supply-chain issues, shifting consumer preferences, auto advertising continues to shift from traditional to digital media channels, even as total spending is expected to drop. The post Media Buying Briefing: As the auto industry shifts its priorities, digital media... Continue reading at Digiday

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