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An Author’s Best Friends: #Booksellers and #Librarians by Colleen Devine Ellis

  • Booksellers and librarians are among your best resources as an author. They are at the front-line of presenting your book to the public. People who buy and sell books for a living are your best resource as an author.
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Librarians

Thriving in an Amazon world

Don’t tell Sharon Anderson Wright that bookstores are a dying industry. The 56-year-old CEO of Half Price Books took a disorganized collection of stores co-founded by her mom—they started by selling used paperbacks and hardcovers out of a dingy former laundromat—and transformed the operation into a chain that is defying a seemingly inexorable tide. 1,731 more words

Management

Las horas claras and El lejano oeste winners of the 2013 Premio de los libreros

For the second year running, Venezuelan booksellers have voted for their favourite books of the year. The winners were Jacqueline Goldberg’s Las horas claras (Cultura Urbana) for narrative, and Alejandro Castro’s  107 more words

News

One-Star Amazon Reviews of Pulitzer Winners

We talk a lot about accessibility in historical writing. Many of us worry whether the academic historical profession has much to say to a broad popular audience. 1,144 more words

Opinion

Yardstick: The Value of a Poet?

I was in Nashville a few weeks ago and walked into Bookman Bookwoman, one of the city’s many used bookstores. A display case marked “Autographed” at the top hovered beside the register. 210 more words

Poetry

8 Strategies to Help Educators Explain Lexile and Invest Stakeholders

What happens when there is a lack of or break down in communication between stakeholders about the tools used to assess
children’s reading? One bookseller shared her… 1,135 more words

Educator Resources