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The side effect of being a bookseller

I have always loved books obviously but since I started working in a bookshop, I have developed an addiction to buying them. I used to buy a book, read it, and then buy another book but now I have a pile of around 40 books waiting for me to read them. 434 more words


To market, to market ... 5 tips for selling your book.

Writing a book can be an absolute joy or a nightmare, depending on your outlook and the mood of your muse. But all those months (or years) of burning the midnight oil are for nought unless you can get your… 715 more words


Why I Write

I went to the library that I used to go to when I was a kid the other day. I’m not one to be married to the past, by any means, but it had certainly changed. 577 more words


Where are Amazon's competitors? Perhaps they've taken sleeping pills!

This response may take a bit of a twist away from my previous response to Amazon’s recent acquirement of Goodreads.

Mike Shatzkin says, “It makes me question whether Amazon competitors are awake. 369 more words


This Writing Life: Editing

On Memorial Day, we hosted Southern chick lit author Mary Kay Andrews at the bookstore where I worked for a signing of her latest book, … 222 more words


Reinventing reading, or following the money?

The Guardian article “Amazon Purchase Goodreads Stuns Book Industry” reports that VP of Kindle says Goodreads and Amazon “share a passion for reinventing reading.

I’m sorry, what? 227 more words


Read: Shelf Awareness

For ten years, a group of book industry newsies, known as Shelf Awareness, have been producing a daily newsletter packed full of information on the publishing industry, bookselling, authors, books, and media tie-ins. 62 more words

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