photo by E. Natiello Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, and two days before Cyber Monday, is a relatively
For most indie authors, Barnes & Noble can be their worst enemy. Why? Well, there are not very friendly. I only got a book signing there because of my publisher (Morgan James Publishing). Although, it was not worth my time there at all.
Leave indie bookstores alone!
Bookstores? They need to adapt and change, too, as many have. Because they are valuable, sacrosanct for some. Holy places. The church of the passionate reader, the beloved local business that nurtures local writers; a community's heart and soul thriving on that most precious of commodities: ideas, words, art, emotion.
For avid readers, a bookstore is as much part of the social fabric of the community as is an old-fashioned town square or a beloved park.
What’s going on? And why might B&N’s current struggles spell good news for those who still love indie booksellers? This month
Other people’s bookshelves Though my parents were generous about library trips and bookstore treats, it wasn’t uncommon for
Last year, the Obamas spent Small Business Saturday pursuing a local bookstore, and a number of indie stores held events
Patterson urged viewers to go to local libraries or local bookstores, then made a surprising announcement: Over the next
An idea has taken root in certain quarters that publishers aren't necessary any more. And for that matter, who needs bookstores? It's a seductive idea, but it gnores the fundamental realities of the book business.
The bookstore is a physical experience that digital technology can't replicate. People like the idea that they exist, but