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Weekend Miscellany

It’s been a busy week – but now I have half term – although nothing planned, as my daughter is revising and has her Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze expedition next weekend. 717 more words

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A Bookseller's Take: Having an Author Signing

Here’s the thing: it’s your gig, so you really have to do most of the work.

1) Notify Everyone

Everyone you know, in your Rolodex, in your business card file, put up a flyer at the coffee shop, send a note to school with your kids: because you can’t rely on the bookstore to reach the people who know you and want to come see you sitting behind a table looking awkward. 539 more words


Binc's "Campaign to Sustain"

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit near and dear to my heart. Many of you have heard me sing its praises as a first-line resource for booksellers in unexpected need—and have heard me urge booksellers to draw on this resource when needed. 277 more words


On Notes Found in Secondhand Books

I sometimes come across notes left in secondhand books when I work as a charity bookshop volunteer. These appeared in a donation last year. The notes that turn up are usually banal. 83 more words


Discounted Till We Die

I’m just on the train back from a very interesting (if you are a publisher) Q&A session with James Daunt of Daunt Books and Waterstones (I really miss that apostrophe) fame. 717 more words


A Bookseller's Take: Booking an Author Signing

Here are just a few tips that I would recommend considering when you want to book an author signing at your local bookstore.

1) Use Your Manners, Fool! 494 more words


The Bookseller Industry Awards 2015

Just a short bit on this…

I loved the fact that booksellers were awarded and commended highly for their role in the book trade.  Publishers make books.   241 more words

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