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B&N Bookstores on College Campuses Going Their Own Way

B&N, last bastion of giant bookselling retail chains in the US, announced that it’s going to spin off its college bookstores into their own, separate company later in 2015. 462 more words

A Bookseller's Take: Self-Published Books

I’m not going to pull any punches with this one, I think you need to know right up front how we feel about this: We don’t want your self-published book. 769 more words


A Bookseller's Take

Since I am an Indie Bookseller (going on 12 years), the children’s buyer at our three stores and the one who schedules author signings, I thought I might throw out some insights to writers from our side of the business. 65 more words


The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The calm and quiet life of A. J. Fikry, a curmudgeonly widower living on an island off the coast of New England, is dramatically transformed when an orphan child is left in his bookstore. 202 more words


The Only Thing Better Than Finding The People For The Books...

Is BEING the people for the books!

In Part 2 of Classic Overshare, I outline how I went from being a book collector (read: hoarder), to being a Book Collector, and its amazing rewards. 911 more words


Amazon Is Winning at Publishing - Here's Some Reasons Why

Tonight’s post will get into why Amazon is so much better at marketing and selling than the book publishing industry.

Briefly, the answer lies in push marketing versus pull marketing, timing (being late to the dinner table) and true innovation. 714 more words

John R. Austin

They Tell Me It's Friday

Greetings, all and sundry!

It is Friday, according to the calendar although in my world it is just Monday on a loop. My poor boss has been laid up for a week, so I have been holding down the proverbial fort. 458 more words