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dale-estey's picture
Dec.04.2010
Santa Barbara to Books: Drop Dead Once Mighty Downtown Superstores Laid to Waste by Online Purchasing By Barney Brantingham BOOKED FOR SALE: Well, I’ve found out who killed both downtown Santa Barbara bookstores: Me. Not me alone, of course. But everyone else who went online for books and DVDs and...
david-henry-sterry's picture
Nov.23.2010
As Thanksgiving rolls its turkey neck towards us, Christmas looms ominously around the corner, and one more year of my life expires, we’re super stoked about the next stop on the Essential Guide Rocks America tour: We’ll be rocking LI, NY, Thursday, Dec 2, 7pm. Pitchapalooza: Book Revue in...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Nov.20.2010
Charles Boyle, poet and publisher of CBeditions, has done a splendid job, on his blog, of capturing the atmosphere of Monday's reading at the mythical Shakespeare and Co.  I rubbed my eyes when I looked out the window from my bench near the mike, and saw Notre Dame's towers lit up, close enough to...
monty-heying's picture
Nov.16.2010
Just came from browsing at Borders. I opened a new title by [a nameless well-published author]and began reading, but had to stop at: "...and the leaves whispered to the ground." And what is this obsession with fantasy and repetition? They're trying to sell the same book with a...
marcia-meier's picture
Oct.29.2010
One of the questions that frequently comes up when I am talking with writers groups about self-publishing is the role of bookstores in promoting your book. Bookstores are essentially places where publishers rent shelf space and then pay a commission to the store for selling their books. Publishers...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.02.2010
Borders Bets on Pop Up Shops to Boost Holiday SalesBy Lydia Dishman One store (make that 200) closes and another (pop up shop) opens. At least that’s what Borders (BGP) is planning as it bets on a temporary retail strategy to boost sales for the holidays. The beleaguered bookseller will open 25 pop...
kris-neri's picture
Sep.23.2010
I’m a pretty independent sort. I don’t follow fads, my novels are published by independent presses and I write about adventurers who march to the beat of their own unconventional drummers. I'm so independent that, with my husband, I own an independent bookstore, The Well Red Coyote in Sedona,...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.21.2010
    Fry says bookshops could go the way of blacksmiths 16.09.10 | Philip Jones Stephen Fry has predicted that there will be a "hell of a culling" of traditional bookstores as a result of the increasing adoption of iPads and ebooks, but added that some will survive. Fry was responding to...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.12.2010
Seeking one long-beloved in the bookstores of the Village A name with busts inside to back it up. (David Lyon for The Boston Globe) By David Lyon With all deference to the online bookselling behemoths, I would rather hunt for books in shops that smell like fine old paper and leather bindings,...
reid-gomez's picture
Aug.13.2010
In 2005 I was reading at the Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social gathering at Berkeley.  Inés Hernández-Avila had asked us to come and read in celebration of her book, Reading Native American Women (Altamira Press, 2005).  When we got there we found no books.  The organized ordered all, but...